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About Us

​​​Established in 1995, The Women’s Center’s overall mission is rooted in the fundamental principles of St. Vincent de Paul, founder of the Congregation of the Mission, the Vincentian community that established and sponsored DePaul University. The salient characteristics of DePaul University are Catholic, Vincentian, and urban.

As a Women’s Center, we interpret and accomplish our mission by bringing about an awareness of women’s and gender issues. We provide education, programming, advocacy, and referral services to members—men as well as women—of the DePaul University community, and at times, when called upon, to members of the larger Chicago community. Established to provide a physically and psychologically supportive environment for women—students, staff, faculty and administrators, the Center continues to offer a comprehensive range of programs, seminars, and conferences designed to enhance and promote the development and creativity of women.