DePaul University Department of Housing Services records
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.
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.
5.5 Linear Feet (9 boxes)
Language of Materials
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession 2014.095; 2017.085; 2017.009; 2018.039; 2019.014.
JMC 2015; P. Chavez 2017; P. Chavez 2018; revised by P. Chavez 2018; P. Chavez 2019
- Catholic universities and colleges--Student housing--Archival resources Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Dormitories--Archival resources--Illinois--Chicago Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Student housing--Archival resources--Illinois--Chicago Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Guide to DePaul University Department of Housing Services records
- JMC 2015; P. Chavez 2017; P. Chavez 2018; revised by P. Chavez 2018; P. Chavez 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English