DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Support for DePaul's BIPOC community
By Elizabeth Ortiz, vice president for Institutional Diversity and Equity /
April 14, 2021 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
The death of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, at the hands of police is tragic and senseless. No words can express the outrage and grief these continued murders inflict on the Black community. To our Black students, staff, faculty, alumni and campus community, DePaul is here to support you. The terror that comes from being stopped for driving, walking, living while Black is a reality. Racism is a reality and the violence against the BIPOC community is a deadly byproduct. It must end.
At DePaul, we hold fast to our values and our care for one another. In this time of senseless violence, please let us know how we can best assist you.
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 UCS contact information with students so they can connect with the department when they are ready.
Division of Mission and Ministry
Division of Mission and Ministry staff 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 the Rev. Diane Dardon or Amanda Thompson if you need support, prayer or a listening ear.
Office of Health Promotion and Wellness
HPW helps students manage stress, anxiety, sleeplessness and overall physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. Contact (773) 325-7219 or complete the intake form.
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 at any time, employees may call (800) 621-4124.