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I remember when I shadowed here as a sophomore. Within two minutes four random students said, "Hi". I was stunned. I was coming from a school where I had spent a year and a half without anyone speaking to me. I knew in that instant that DePaul Catholic was where I needed to be.

The following assertions about community from Stanford sum up our community well...

First and foremost, community is not a place, a building, or an organization; nor is it an exchange of information over the Internet. Community is both a feeling and a set of relationships among people. People form and maintain communities to meet common needs.

Members of a community have a sense of trust, belonging, safety, and caring for each other. They have an individual and a collective sense that they can, as part of that community, influence their environments and each other.

That treasured feeling of community comes from shared experiences and a sense of�not necessarily the actual experience of�shared history. As a result, people know who is and isn�t part of their community. This feeling is fundamental to human existence.

An icy Morning at DePaul Catholic


Welcome Home

The road sign in September, the acceptance packets welcoming our new Spartans, footers on notecards -- they all share two words: "Welcome Home". These words do not simply form a tagline. No, they hold a deeper meaning. They hold the promise of family.