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Understanding Diversity at DePaul

How Diverse Are DePaul Students?
Find demographic information about DePaul students (e.g. race, gender, geographical origin) on the Office of Institutional Planning and Research's fact file.

Supporting Diversity: Techniques for Facilitating Dialogue in the Classroom
The Center for Intercultural Programs partners with faculty across the university to provide interactive, experiential, and dialogical experiences in the classroom to enhance students' understanding of diversity relative to curricular content. These workshops and dialogues can be selected from a menu of offerings or can be customized to suit the needs of your students. Requests can be made online or via email by contacting Scott Tharp, Interim Director of the Center for Intercultural Programs, at

More DePaul Resources

DePaul PLuS Program. The Productive Learning Strategies (PLuS) Program at DePaul University is a year-round comprehensive program designed to meet the needs of DePaul University students with specific learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorders. DePaul's Human Dignity website is a resource with information for reporting incidents of harassment and discrimination as well as receiving support if an incident occurs.

Men of Color Initiative. The Men of Color (MOC) Initiative seeks to support first-generation and/or low-income male students of color in their academic endeavors at DePaul.

Interfaith Ministry fosters opportunities for religious understanding, dialogue and celebration among the different faith communities on campus, and it seeks to build a strong intercollegiate network of interfaith leaders.

Women at CDM. A resource site for women in DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media. Contains CDM organizations, national organizations, and financial resources for women.

DePaul Women's Network. An organization for all women faculty and staff at the university, offering resources, professional development, networking events and more.

Further Reading

Strategies for facilitating dialogue of sensitive topics from Vanessa Bing and Rosemary Talmadge of LaGuardia Community College in New York City, who conduct faculty seminars entitled "Difficult Dialogues."

Diversity & Inclusive Teaching from Vanderbilt's Center for Teaching. Resources organized into topics such as teaching strategies, gender issues, sexual orientation, disabilities, etc.

Teaching in racially diverse college classrooms from Harvard's Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. Created to assist faculty and teaching fellows seeking to enhance learning for all students, the Bok Center has put together this Tip Sheet in the hope that it will empower educators to create the conditions under which diversity can flourish.

Teaching Adult Students (from Kansas State's IDEA Center). This article discusses common issues with teaching adult learners and some strategies to overcome these challenges.

Marginalized Students from the Tomorrow's Professor Blog, a joint effort between MIT and Stanford University, looks at how to address the issues faced by some groups of marginalized students.

Building Creativity and Collaboration in Diverse Classrooms. Jose Calderon of Pitzer College, California, argues, “The best way to advance the positive character of diversity is to have students from different backgrounds working together on common projects that are connected to their own lived experience.”

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology from the University of Washington. Guides on universal design, accessible distance learning, assistive technology, and more.