Safety warning to divestment coaltion

Safety Warning to Divestment Coalition

May 10, 2024

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Student,  

Last night, an individual carrying an Israeli flag in the quad on the Lincoln Park campus with the victim of a battery. Today, we received calls from external entities specifically referencing that incident and indicating the possibility of escalated confrontation near the encampment.  

Due to the rising tensions on campus, combined with the increasing number of safety incidents, we urge all members of the DePaul community, including those in the encampment, to avoid the quad. We have asked Chicago Police to closely monitor the situation and be present as a measure of safety for all involved.  

There is no threat to the broader campus community and regular operations will continue.  

We intend to continue the conversation with the student leaders in the DePaul Divestment Coalition. However, the safety of our community must continue to be our top priority.  

We pray our university community will listen to our pleas to keep everyone safe.  



Robert L. Manuel

Salma Ghanem

Sherri Sidler
Executive Vice President, ​CFO