DePaul University

Charity Footprints Partner - DePaul University

Division of Advancement and External Relations 1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604 | Program Focus: Education and Research

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Once a Blue Demon, Always a Blue Demon!

Inspired by the legacy of Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise de Marillac, DePaul University is a community gathered together for the sake of our mission. These saints shared a belief in the God-given dignity of all people lived out in an ethos we call Vincentian personalism. Since 1898, the values of inclusivity, personalism, and professionalism have shaped DePaul’s distinctive culture and our service to students.

Our Mission

As an innovative Catholic, Vincentian university anchored in the global city of Chicago, DePaul supports the integral human development of its students. The university does so through its commitment to outstanding teaching, academic excellence, real world experience, community engagement, and systemic change. DePaul prepares graduates to be successful in their chosen fields and agents of transformation throughout their lives. Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. Through education and research, the university addresses the great questions of our day, promoting peaceful, just, and equitable solutions to social and environmental challenges. Since its founding in 1898, DePaul University has remained dedicated to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities.