DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > DePaul denounces violence in our nation's capital
By A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D. /
January 6, 2021 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
Today's unprecedented events in the nation's capital reveal just how precious and fragile our democracy actually is. The shocking scenes provide a disturbing portrait of division and distressing outcomes of a nation at risk of being torn apart.
We pray peace is restored to Washington, D.C., and ask our own community for calm and patience as the events continue to unfold. We pray and commit to protect and defend the gift of democracy. We pray for a peaceful transition of power. As our patron Vincent de Paul advocated for peace and non-violence, so do we pray and work for the resilience of peace, democracy and hope.
In this moment, let us also pledge anew to care for one another.
Please know that support services are available to help us through this challenging hour. May God be with us all.
General support services for students
University Counseling Services
Counselors are available for support, crisis management, consultation and community referrals. If you would like to be contacted by a counselor please call 773-325-7779 or 312- 362-6923. Faculty and staff also may contact UCS with concerns about a student's mental health or well-being, or may share contact info for UCS with students so they can connect with UCS when they are ready.
Division of Mission and Ministry
The Division of Mission and Ministry staff can provide pastoral care and support for people of all faith or spiritual backgrounds as well as for those who do not claim a particular tradition or belief.
Please contact Diane Dardon or Amanda Thompson if you are in need of support, prayer or a listening ear.
Office of Health Promotion and Wellness
HPW can help students manage stress, anxiety, sleeplessness, and overall physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. Contact (773) 325-7219 or complete the intake form here.
Office of Multicultural Student Success
OMSS offers support for students of color, first-generation students, students who demonstrate financial need, undocumented immigrant students and students with marginalized genders and sexualities. Visit the virtual office or contact (773) 325-7325.
General support for faculty and staff
All employees have access to wellness and educational resources through DePaul's employee assistance program, offered by ComPsych GuidanceResources. The organization web ID to log-in is EAP4DPU.
Confidential counseling sessions are also available for employees, spouses and dependents, up to six free sessions per employee/spouse/dependent, per “incident." To speak with a counselor or schedule an appointment, employees may call (800) 621-4124 anytime.