Office of Mission & Values 
"What you are about to undertake is a great work.  I pray that our Lord will bless your leadership."
St. Vincent DePaul
Our Mission:
Guided by the university's 2018 strategic plan and its mission statement, the Office of Mission and Values collaborates with university departments and constituencies in ways that measurably enhance their understanding and support of DePaul University's distinctive Catholic, Vincentian, and urban identity. Together we provide the leadership that enables the university to achieve excellence in its educational mission, serve its diverse student body, and maximize its strategic capacities. As the premier international resource for Vincentian studies, the Office also serves a wide range of external constituencies who seek to deepen their engagement with Vincentian history, spirituality, and service.

Featured Items

Vincent de Paul DVD Documentary

In January 2010 DePaul University released a 64 minute video documentary on the lives of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac. You can view the movie online in English, Spanish and French.

You can also purchase the DVD from the DePaul Bookstore in English, French and Spanish.

Vincentian Heritage e-journal

The Office of Mission and Values and the Vincentian Studies Institute are proud to introduce the latest issue of Vincentian Heritage, Vol. 32, No. 1

This issue features articles from: Fr. Robert Maloney, Fr. Edward Udovic, Caroline Maillet-Rao, Anthony Clark, Raymond Sickinger, and Sr. Judith Metz.

The journal is available as an optimized for iPad PDF and for Kindle.

Download it here >

Spring Quarter DRMA

Wenesday, May 21
Richardson Library 115
11:00am - 1:00pm

Speaker: Matthieu Brejon de Lavergnée

Topic: History of the Daughters of Charity. From the Street to the Cloister

Lunch will be served.
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vincentian heritage days

Vincentian Heritage Days is a series of community events that bring together faculty, staff, and students for discussions and celebrations in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul. In an effort to promote more Vincentian programming throughout the academic year, Vincentian Heritage Days takes place each academic quarter.

You can download all the events here:

List of Events >

Helmut Epp Ph.d. Oral History Project

The Helmut P. Epp oral history project is the most ambitious oral history program to date.  Given Dr. Epp’s long tenure over the last four decades as a faculty member, department chair, dean, and provost he has played a significant  personal role in the modern history of DePaul University.

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Sister Helen Prejean Week

Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., activist and author of Dead Man Walking, will once again visit DePaul for a week’s worth of programming inspired by her work. Departments from around the university will host panel discussions, class activities, and musical and dramatic performances on the topic of death penalty abolition and Sister Helen’s novel. One of the featured events is at the Harold Washington Public Library

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News & Events

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  • Sister Helen Prejean Week

    Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., activist and author of Dead Man Walking, will once again visit DePaul for a week’s worth of programming inspired by her work
  • Winter Quarter DRMA Lecture

    11:30am to 1:00pm; Library - Richardson Library Lincoln Park Campus, 115, Kristine Ashton Gunnell, Ph.D. will be giving a lecture on the Daughters of Charity in Los Angeles.
  • Lunch with Vincent

    LPSC 314A; 11:30am - 1:00pm; Speaker: Susanne Dumbleton; Topic: Empathy: Extravagant and Ordinary
  • Autumn DRMA Lecture

    Wednesday, September 25 at 11:30am to 1:00pm Library - Richardson Library Lincoln Park Campus, 115. Speaker: Rev. Edward R. Udovic, C.M., Ph.D. will present the autumn quarter lecture titled “St Vincent's Reading List”.
  • Vincentian Heritage Tour Information Session for Faculty & Staff (LPC Campus)

    Faculty and staff are invited to join in a lunch conversation with those who have previously participated in this study tour of France, and discover why the journey is such a phenomenal opportunity!