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Emergency Protocols

IMPORTANT: If you or someone you know has attempted suicide and needs immediate medical attention, or a suicide is imminent, please call 911 immediately.

Crisis Services

University Counseling Services (UCS) provides crisis services to currently enrolled, degree-seeking DePaul students.

Students in Crisis

Students in crisis who need to be seen the same day can walk into either the Loop or Lincoln Park UCS office and be seen by an on-call crisis counselor. If possible, the student should call ahead and let UCS know that they are coming. The student should tell the receptionist that they are in crisis and need to see someone as soon as possible. 

Students not in Immediate Crisis

Students not in immediate crisis should stop by the UCS office or call in advance to schedule an initial consultation appointment with a counselor. In addition to the UCS services, the Dean of Students Office (DOS) responds to student behavioral concerns, notifies the campus community of student deaths and reports other crisis situations.

After-hours Crisis

After hours (after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends), students facing or dealing with an urgent crisis should call 911 or DePaul University Public Safety:

Public Safety, Lincoln Park Public Safety, Loop
773-325-7777 312-362-8400

Please note that this service is for URGENT CRISES ONLY.

Example of urgent crises:

  • Thoughts of hurting self
  • Thoughts of hurting other people
  • Have not eaten in a few days (not due to illness)
  • Recent victim of a physical or sexual assault
  • Concern over a student's whereabouts/li>

Sexual and Relationship Violence 

DePaul is committed to offering a secure and supportive environment for individuals who report incidents of sexual and relationship violence to receive resources and consider all available options. 

For general information and information about policies, law and reporting, please see the Title IX and Sexual and Relationship information on the Title IX website. The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness' Sexual and Relationship Violence and Prevention web page also provides this information, as well as a list of campus resources and hotlines.  

Other Emergency/Crisis Numbers

Emergency: 911
Chicago Police Department:
911 (Emergency)
Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital 24-hour Crisis Line: 773.769.6200