Mission and Ministry offers a variety of programs,
services, gatherings and events that are designed to help students find a
strong community of support, nurture their relationship to God, and serve
others. Spirituality, service and justice are at the heart of learning at DePaul, and a number of departments across the university do much to support students’ efforts to make a difference in their world.
Religious Diversity on Campus
With full-time Jewish, Muslim, Protestant and Catholic staff, the Office of Religious Diversity provides pastoral accompaniment, support, and advocacy to diverse religious and spiritual DePaul students and communities. We are home to 15 non-Catholic Student Religious Organizations (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Interfaith) and provide services online and at both the Loop and Lincoln Park Campuses. Come visit a staff member, pray in one of our Muslim Prayer rooms, attend liturgies in the Interfaith Sacred Space, hang out in Jewish Life or the Loop Interfaith Ministry Center, join a student group or come to one of our Quarterly Interreligious Celebrations. We'd love to get to know you!
Catholic Campus Ministry provides access to community, Catholic liturgy, educational programs and retreats while our Vincentian Community Service Office offers a myriad of service opportunities.
In our care for religious diversity, we actively seek to create a genuine Spirit of Hospitality in all our services and encounters. In our hospitality, we invite one another to our sacred spaces and to conversations that are guided by our Four Ways of Interfaith Dialogue and the spiritual values of our respective faith and spiritual communities.
Are you a student with an idea for a new spiritual program or Student Religious Organization (SRO)? We would love to meet with you about it! Start the process by referring to the "UMIN Protocol and Standards" (see "Resources" above for a link) before taking any actions.
If you are an off-campus religious/spiritual group hoping to connect with DePaul students, please review our "UMIN Protocol and Standards" (see "Resources" above for a link). Only student-led religious or spiritual groups officially recognized by the university as SROs are permitted to engage in recruitment, post meeting notices, or sponsor events and activities on campus.