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DePaul University Department of Housing Services records

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0071

Scope and Contents

The Department of Housing Services records contain correspondence, meeting minutes, promotional materials, publications, financial data, handbooks, enrollment summaries, residence hall floor charts, and other materials related to the functions of Housing Services.

Dates

  • 1971-2018

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

The Department of Housing Services facilitates the process of finding and maintaining oncampus housing for DePaul University students and partners with other university departments to promote the experience of on-campus living. It is responsible for operational issues within DePaul's residence halls, including room assignments, billing, security, and facility repairs. The mission of Housing Services is to "provide exceptional services within high-quality, residential facilities while also encouraging residents' personal growth and community responsibility" (http://offices.depaul.edu/housing/about/Pages/mission-and-vision.aspx, retrieved April 8, 2015). Housing Services works closely with the Department of Residential Education, which hires students to work in the residence halls and strives to engage oncampus residents. Residential Education is also tasked with encouraging residents' personal development and responding to discipline issues. The functions of Housing Services and Residential Education were previously combined and known collectively as the Office of Residence Life, which reported to the Division of Student Affairs. Residence Life split into two functions in 2003, at which point Housing Services and Residential Education adopted their current names. Residential Education still reports to Student Affairs; Housing Services is a division of Facilities Operations.

Extent

5.5 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

1.88 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The Department of Housing Services records are organized into five series: 1. Administrative; 2. Handbooks; 3. Topic Files; 4. Publications; 5. Photographs. See series level descriptions for additional details.

Physical Location

3/15/G

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2014.095; 2017.085; 2017.009; 2018.039; 2019.014.

Processing Information

JMC 2015; P. Chavez 2017; P. Chavez 2018; revised by P. Chavez 2018; P. Chavez 2019

Title
Guide to DePaul University Department of Housing Services records
Status
Completed
Author
JMC 2015; P. Chavez 2017; P. Chavez 2018; revised by P. Chavez 2018; P. Chavez 2019
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Room 314
Chicago Illinois 60614
773-325-7864