Co-Curricular Connections

Upcoming events you should know about!

Upcoming events you should know about!

Whether you attend these events yourself or share information with your students, here are some upcoming events you should know... read more

Athletes' academic achievements to be celebrated at Academic Night on Feb. 7

Athletes' academic achievements to be celebrated at Academic Night on Feb. 7

DePaul athletes received numerous BIG EAST academic accolades in 2016-17, including:The program as a whole recorded a 3.453 GPA. Eight of... read more

Chicago Quarter Mentor and Orientation Leader opportunities extended to students with a 2.0 to 2.49 GPA

Chicago Quarter Mentor and Orientation Leader opportunities extended to students with a 2.0 to 2.49 GPA

New Student and Family Engagement (NSFE) is piloting a new initiative that invites current freshmen  with a 2.0 to 2.49 GPA to apply to... read more

Adult student outreach effort launched by Adult, Veteran and Commuter Student Affairs

Adult student outreach effort launched by Adult, Veteran and Commuter Student Affairs

Adult, Veteran and Commuter Student Affairs (AVCSA) launched the Adult Student Stop-Out Outreach initiative in fall 2017, emailing adult... read more

Student Affairs women honored with DePaul Women's Network Women of Spirit and Action Award

Student Affairs women honored with DePaul Women's Network Women of Spirit and Action Award

On November 2, 2017 the DePaul Women’s Network (DWN) held its 13th annual Women of Spirit & Action Awards. DWN is a community network... read more

New Monarch Butterfly Scholarship supports undocumented students

New Monarch Butterfly Scholarship supports undocumented students

The Monarch Butterfly Scholarship is a new scholarship for full-time, currently enrolled, undocumented immigrant students at DePaul with a... read more

Student Affairs helps to facilitate new Midnight Breakfast

Student Affairs helps to facilitate new Midnight Breakfast

Over 1200 students attended DePaul’s first Midnight Breakfast during fall quarter finals week, 40 percent of which were commuter students.... read more

Meet our staff: Terri Sullivan, Assistant Director, Athletic Academic Advising

Meet our staff: Terri Sullivan, Assistant Director, Athletic Academic Advising

Terri Sullivan joined DePaul University as the assistant director /student development coordinator in Athletic Academic Advising in... read more

Meet our staff: Cory Barnes, Coordinator, Black Cultural Center

Meet our staff: Cory Barnes, Coordinator, Black Cultural Center

Cory Barnes joined DePaul in October 2017 as a the coordinator of the Black Cultural Center in the Office of Multicultural Student Success.... read more

Meet our staff: Monica Ramos, Coordinator, Latinx Cultural Center

Meet our staff: Monica Ramos, Coordinator, Latinx Cultural Center

Monica Haydee Ramos joined DePaul University in September 2017 as the coordinator of the Latinx Cultural Center. In her role, she is... read more

Meet our staff: Rigo Gutierrez, Coordinator, Office of Student Involvement

Meet our staff: Rigo Gutierrez, Coordinator, Office of Student Involvement

Rigo Gutierrez joined DePaul University as the coordinator for campus activities in the Office of Student Involvement in November 2017. His... read more

Meet our staff: Alexis Westbrook, Staff Therapist, University Counseling Services

Meet our staff: Alexis Westbrook, Staff Therapist, University Counseling Services

Alexis M. Westbrook joined DePaul University in February 2017 as a part-time staff therapist at University Counseling Services, and... read more

Meet Fr. Dan Borlik, University Minister, Catholic Campus Ministry

Meet Fr. Dan Borlik, University Minister, Catholic Campus Ministry

Dan Paul Borlik is a Catholic priest (Vincentian) who joined DePaul University in August 2017 as a university minister in Catholic... read more

Meet our staff: Willie Gore, Residence Director, Residential Education

Meet our staff: Willie Gore, Residence Director, Residential Education

Willie Gore joined DePaul University in August 2017 as the residence director for Clifton-Fullerton Hall, a predominantly first-year student... read more

Meet Shemar James: STARS Peer Mentor and Student Assistant in the Dean of Students Office

Meet Shemar James: STARS Peer Mentor and Student Assistant in the Dean of Students Office

Meet Shemar James, a senior business management major with an entrepreneurship concentration and Spanish minor.  Beyond his... read more

Timely Tips: Tips for Helping New Students Transition

Timely Tips: Tips for Helping New Students Transition

It’s fall, so that means thousands of new DePaul students are transitioning to life at college in the big city. All faculty and staff... read more

Traditions: Take Care DePaul

Traditions: Take Care DePaul

Take care of yourself. Take care of each other. Take care DePaul. You’ve probably heard this around campus, but what exactly does it mean?... read more

Did You Know? Don't Cancel that Class!

Did You Know? Don't Cancel that Class!

Faculty members, don’t cancel that class! Instead, invite a guest lecturer through the Don’t Cancel that Class program to present to your... read more

Timely Tips: Responsible Employees under Title IX

Timely Tips: Responsible Employees under Title IX

At the beginning of the academic year, it’s a good time to remind all faculty and staff who have not been designated as confidential... read more

DePaul's Student Care Team: Preventing and Managing Critical Incidents

DePaul's Student Care Team: Preventing and Managing Critical Incidents

Campus safety has always been on the forefront of many college administrator’s minds, but since the Virginia Tech incident in 2007,... read more

The Dean of Students Office: Not Just About Conduct

The Dean of Students Office: Not Just About Conduct

The Dean of Students Office (DOS) documented 5,000 student points of contact during 2016-17, but many DePaul students haven’t heard of... read more

Meet Bill Johnson, PsyD

Meet Bill Johnson, PsyD

Bill Johnson, PsyD joined DePaul in May 2017 as a staff psychologist in University Counseling Services. In addition to providing... read more

Did You Know: Important dates

Did You Know: Important dates

Transition and Premiere DePaul new student orientation sessions 1-day and 2-day, overnight sessions throughout the summer from June 22 to... read more

Did You Know: Student Affairs implements social justice and inclusion retreat for divisional staff

Did You Know: Student Affairs implements social justice and inclusion retreat for divisional staff

Many national and local events over the past year, including a campus visit by Milo Yiannopolous, have caused many at the university to take... read more

Bob Cavanagh, staff psychologist, honored for 35 years of service at DePaul

Bob Cavanagh, staff psychologist, honored for 35 years of service at DePaul

Dr. Bob Cavanagh of University Counseling Services (UCS) celebrates his 35th year at DePaul this year, having come on board as a... read more

External religious groups actively recruiting on campus

External religious groups actively recruiting on campus

As has often been the case at DePaul over the years, external religious groups unaffiliated with the university have been attempting to... read more

Tom Judge receives Spirit of DePaul Award

Tom Judge receives Spirit of DePaul Award

Tom Judge, chaplain in the Office of Religious Diversity, was recently named a Spirit of DePaul award recipient. The award is given to staff... read more

Assessment leads to Common Hour changes

Assessment leads to Common Hour changes

Common Hour, part of the Chicago Quarter class that all first-year students are required take, is a key component of what New Student and... read more

Explore Your Purpose program expands

Explore Your Purpose program expands

How are your students using their abilities and resources to develop themselves and their community during their time at DePaul? Whether... read more

Timely Tips: What you can do to help the 4,000 new students who will be on campus this summer

Timely Tips: What you can do to help the 4,000 new students who will be on campus this summer

Over 4,000 new freshmen and transfer students will visit DePaul this summer for new student orientation. Two Transition DePaul (transfer... read more

Advancing the University Action Plan on Speech and Race

Advancing the University Action Plan on Speech and Race

As with many units across the university during the 2016-17 academic year, Student Affairs has been engaged in a number of activities that... read more

Traditions: Welcome Week 2017 re-envisioned

Traditions: Welcome Week 2017 re-envisioned

A committee consisting of staff members from across the Division of Student Affairs collaborated to create a re-envisioned Welcome Week,... read more

Meet Graciela Covarrubias, new Student Government Association vice president

Meet Graciela Covarrubias, new Student Government Association vice president

​Gracie Covarrubias, left, 2017-18 vice president of Student Government Association and Michael Lynch, right, 2-17-18 president of the Student Government Association

Meet Michael Lynch, president of Student Government Association

Meet Michael Lynch, president of Student Government Association

Michael Lynch, the new president of the Student Government Association (SGA) and a fifth year student majoring in organizational... read more

Traditions: Spring is here, so that means it's time for graduating senior celebrations, awards and recognitions!

Traditions: Spring is here, so that means it's time for graduating senior celebrations, awards and recognitions!

At the end of each academic year, the Division of Student Affairs recognizes the many outstanding graduating seniors who have dedicated... read more

Welcome: James Stewart

Welcome: James Stewart

James Stewart was named director of Adult, Veteran and Commuter Student Affairs in January 2017. Adult, Veteran and Commuter Student... read more

Welcome: Jodi Falk, PhD

Welcome: Jodi Falk, PhD

Jodi Falk, PhD, was named the associate director in the Center for Students with Disabilities in March 2017. In her current role, she... read more

Welcome: Katy Weseman

Welcome: Katy Weseman

Katy Weseman joined the team in New Student and Family Engagement as an associate director in March 2017. In this role, Katy... read more

Welcome: Ashlee Richardson

Welcome: Ashlee Richardson

Ashlee Richardson has been with DePaul University since January 2017 as the coordinator in the Office of New Student and... read more

Aromatherapy, healthy taste-testing two aspects of new Brain Fuel Week program addressing student stress around finals

Aromatherapy, healthy taste-testing two aspects of new Brain Fuel Week program addressing student stress around finals

From aromatherapy to dodgeball, Brain Fuel Week provides many ways for students to relieve stress before final exams. The Office of Health... read more

Assessment project provides insights into student learning through the Common Hour

Assessment project provides insights into student learning through the Common Hour

Every July, a new assessment cycle begins in the Division of Student Affairs. At this time, each of the 14 departments in Student... read more

Did You Know: DePaul administering Diverse Learning Environments survey through April 28

Did You Know: DePaul administering Diverse Learning Environments survey through April 28

The Diverse Learning Environments (DLE) survey was launched at DePaul on February 23, 2017, and is open until April 28, 2017. The... read more

Staff Profile: Keith Baltimore, Protestant minister

Staff Profile: Keith Baltimore, Protestant minister

At the heart of activism lies the Vincentian question: “What must be done?” Keith Baltimore in the Office of Religious Diversity seeks... read more

Did You Know: Campus Connect to-do's help keep busy students on track

Did You Know: Campus Connect to-do's help keep busy students on track

  Busy students keeping track of class work and exams, work hours, co-curricular activities and their social lives, on top of the... read more

Welcome: Joshua Smyser-DeLeon

Welcome: Joshua Smyser-DeLeon

Joshua Smyser-DeLeon joined DePaul in January 2017 as a university minister in Catholic Campus Ministry. In his role he is responsible for... read more

Welcome: Michelle Chong

Welcome: Michelle Chong

Michelle Chong joined DePaul University in December 2016 as the business coordinator for the Office of Student Involvement. In her... read more

Carrie Don receives Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Region IV-E Outstanding Service to NASPA award

Carrie Don receives Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Region IV-E Outstanding Service to NASPA award

Carrie Don, business manager for the Division of Student Affairs, was presented with the Region IV-E Outstanding Service to NASPA... read more

Courtney James selected for inaugural cohort of NACA's Leadership and Effectiveness in Association Practices (LEAP)

Courtney James selected for inaugural cohort of NACA's Leadership and Effectiveness in Association Practices (LEAP)

Courtney James, assistant director in the Office of Student Involvement, was selected for the inaugural cohort for the leadership... read more

Student Affairs staff receive divisional awards

Student Affairs staff receive divisional awards

Each year, the division of Student Affairs recognizes outstanding staff members for their work with students and contributions to important... read more

Traditions: Festival of Lights

Traditions: Festival of Lights

For the past seven years and counting, the Center for Identity, Inclusion and Social change has brought together DePaul’s various cultural... read more

Kristin Hagen and Courtney James of Student Involvement awarded National Association for Campus Activities Innovation Grant for #myvotematters programming

Kristin Hagen and Courtney James of Student Involvement awarded National Association for Campus Activities Innovation Grant for #myvotematters programming

The National Association for Campus Activities’ #MyVoteMatters program was a voter engagement initiative offered exclusively to member... read more

Johnny LaSalle recognized as Outstanding Staff Professional for Discover Chicago: Queer Chicago

Johnny LaSalle recognized as Outstanding Staff Professional for Discover Chicago: Queer Chicago

Johnny LaSalle, coordinator in the Center for Identity, Inclusion and Social Change, received the Outstanding Staff Professional award for... read more

Staff Profile: Student Affairs staff on Guiding Principles on Speech and Expression review team

Staff Profile: Student Affairs staff on Guiding Principles on Speech and Expression review team

As part of DePaul’s Speech and Race Action Plan implemented in Fall Quarter 2016, a team of faculty, staff and students has been assembled... read more

Welcome: Bernard Little

Welcome: Bernard Little

Bernard Little joined DePaul University in October 2016 as the assistant dean of students in the Dean of Students Office. In his role,... read more

Welcome: Jen Kouba

Welcome: Jen Kouba

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Meet Our Student Leaders: Timmy Arnold

Meet Our Student Leaders: Timmy Arnold

Meet Timmy Arnold, a junior political science major at DePaul originally from Bloomington-Normal, Ill.  Arnold is a student employee in... read more

Timely Tips Winter 2016: It's Flu Season

Timely Tips Winter 2016: It's Flu Season

Flu season’s widespread impact is evident in the sharp increase in sniffling, coughing and sneezing throughout campus. To avoid falling... read more

Student Affairs holds second annual Professional Development Symposium

Student Affairs holds second annual Professional Development Symposium

The Division of Student Affairs held its second annual Professional Development Symposium featuring keynote speaker Lori Patton Davis of... read more

Welcome: Alyssa Rickman

Welcome: Alyssa Rickman

Alyssa Rickman joined the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness in December 2016 as the Health Promotion Coordinator. In this role, she is... read more

Welcome: Tanisha Earwin

Welcome: Tanisha Earwin

Tanisha joined the Division of Student Affairs in October 2016 as the administrative coordinator in Residential Education. In this... read more

AlcoholEdu and Haven have been introduced at DePaul

AlcoholEdu and Haven have been introduced at DePaul

​Two new educational modules were introduced to Discover and Explore Students in fall of 2015: AlcoholEdu and Haven, and this fall, it was opened up to transfer, graduate and law students. AlcoholEdu, an interactive, online program that teaches students about the effects of alcohol and how to handle tricky situations involving alcohol, and Haven, a program that educates students about healthy relationships, sexual consent and bystander intervention, are used by a number of colleges and universities across the country.​

Explore Your Purpose program officially launches

Explore Your Purpose program officially launches

​During the past several weeks, you might have seen a number of students wearing “Explore Your Purpose, DePaul University” t-shirts, and wondered what that was, exactly. Well, wonder no more: the university’s vocation, or purpose, project, “Vincentian Vision and Values” has changed its name to “Explore Your Purpose.”​

Staff profile: Gregory Moorehead, Director, Center for Students with Disabilities

Staff profile: Gregory Moorehead, Director, Center for Students with Disabilities

Please help Student Affairs welcome Gregory A. Moorehead as the new director of the Center for Students with Disabilities. Moorehead comes to DePaul from the University of Chicago, and has held positions at Rutgers and Western Michigan University. ​​

Welcome: Brittany Royce

Welcome: Brittany Royce

​Brittany Royce has been with DePaul since June 2016, and serves as the residence director for Corcoran and McCabe Halls. 

Welcome: James Thomas

Welcome: James Thomas

​James C. Thomas has been with DePaul University since May 2016, and in his current role as the program coordinator for campus activities in the Office of Student Involvement, he is responsible for the DePaul Activities Board, the Blue Demon Week Committee and Big Pink Volleyball.​

Welcome: Matt Schultz

Welcome: Matt Schultz

Matt Schultz has been with DePaul University since the summer of 2016 as the residence director for Munroe & Belden-Racine halls.... read more

Welcome: Rachana Doshi

Welcome: Rachana Doshi

Rachana Doshi joined DePaul University In August 2016 as a staff psychologist and outreach coordinator for University Counseling Services.​​

Meet Our Student Leaders: Paige Skorseth

Meet Our Student Leaders: Paige Skorseth

​Paige Skorseth is a senior health science/bioscience major, as well as captain of the DePaul cross country team and indoor and outdoor track teams.​ 

Meet Our Student Leaders: Gena Lenti

Meet Our Student Leaders: Gena Lenti

Being a student athlete is hard work:  not only are they students with class, homework and tests like everyone else, but they also have... read more

Traditions: The Dolores Huerta Breakfast

Traditions: The Dolores Huerta Breakfast

​The Dolores Huerta Breakfast, hosted by DePaul’s Center for Identity, Inclusion and Social Change, is a tradition dating back to 2009, when it first appeared as the Oscar Romero Breakfast. ​

Timely Tips: Fall 2016

Timely Tips: Fall 2016

​Election season is upon us, and we should be doing everything we can to encourage students to register and vote.​ 

College Choice ranks DePaul among top 50 disability friendly colleges and universities

College Choice ranks DePaul among top 50 disability friendly colleges and universities

​College Choice ranked DePaul as the 28th on their list of the 50 best disability friendly colleges and universities. ​

DemonThon wins national award at Dance Marathon Leadership Conference

DemonThon wins national award at Dance Marathon Leadership Conference

​DePaul’s own DemonTHON, a 24-hour dance marathon and fundraising push benefitting the Anne and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, was recognized at the Dance Marathon Leadership Conference at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in July.​

James Thomas selected as a National Association for Campus Activities Leadership Fellow

James Thomas selected as a National Association for Campus Activities Leadership Fellow

​James Thomas of Student Involvement was appointed a Leadership Fellow for the National Association for Campus Activities​.

Timely Tips: Summer 2016

Timely Tips: Summer 2016

DePaul has established a new, off-campus housing service website. Summer is prime moving season, and students, faculty and staff who... read more

Timely Tips: Summer 2016

Timely Tips: Summer 2016

DePaul has established a new, off-campus housing service website. Summer is prime moving season, and students, faculty and staff who... read more

Traditions: Orientation

Traditions: Orientation

  “Premiere DePaul is the gateway experience for new,... read more

University launches retention initiative aimed at low-performing students

University launches retention initiative aimed at low-performing students

  Between the 2013-14 and 2015-16 academic years, the number of low-performing freshmen at the... read more

Meet Our Student Leaders:  Marisol Villasenor

Meet Our Student Leaders: Marisol Villasenor

Meet student leader, Marisol Villasenor. She is a junior majoring in psychology with a concentration in human services. She was born... read more

Meet Our Student Leaders:  Nicole Ashley

Meet Our Student Leaders: Nicole Ashley

Meet student leader, Nicole Ashley. She is a sophomore majoring in psychology with a concentration in human services and a minor in... read more

Student Affairs staff pen chapters in new Opportunity Gap book

Student Affairs staff pen chapters in new Opportunity Gap book

​​Did you know? Three Student Affairs staff members recently penned a few chapters in the publication of "Closing the Opportunity... read more

Dorothy Griggs Staff Profile

Dorothy Griggs Staff Profile

On April 29, Tedx DePaul University showcased 12 speakers from our university community—faculty, staff, students and alumni—who delivered... read more