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DePaul University Office of Community and Government Relations records

Identifier: DPUA0070

Scope and Contents

The DePaul University Office of Community and Government Relations records contain correspondence, proposals, reports, financial records, planning materials, publicity, and other documents related to DePaul University's relationships with international institutions, the state and federal government, and local neighborhood associations.


  • 1990-2018

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

The Office of Community and Government Relations (CGR) acts as DePaul University's liaison to state and federal government and serves as a link between the University and the communities surroundings its campuses. At the state and federal levels, it monitors legislation that impacts higher education, maintains relationships with state senators, governors, and representatives, and lobbies for the university's interests. At the local level, CGR has developed civic and community partnerships as well as a Neighborhood Advisory Committee in Lincoln Park to respond to the needs of the community and assist with long-range university planning. CGR has existed in various incarnations since its inception in 1998. Founded as CGR, the office merged with the university’s Office of External Affairs in 2005 and became known as the Office of Community, Government and International Affairs (CGIA). As CGIA, the role of the office expanded to include developing international partnerships and facilitating communication between the university and partner institutions in other countries. J.D. Bindenagel served as Vice President of CGIA from 2005-2012 and was heavily involved in its activities. On July 1, 2012, CGR ceased its international functions and reverted to its original name.


11 Linear Feet (22 boxes)

Language of Materials



These records are organized into six series: 1. Funding; 2. International Files; 3. Government; 4. University; 5. Travel; 6. Events and Projects. See individual series-level descriptions for further detail.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2014.024; 2014.070; 2018.048; 2019.014

Related Materials

Lincoln Park Community Research Initiative records; DePaul University and Lincoln Park collection

Processing Information

JMC 2015; P. Chavez 2019; revised by P. Chavez 2019

Guide to Collection on the DePaul University Office of Community and Government Relations
JMC 2015; P. Chavez 2019; revised by P. Chavez 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Room 314
Chicago Illinois 60614