This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

DePaul University (U.S.)

Chicago, Illinois

Last modified: 2022-10-08 by rick wyatt
Keywords: depaul university | chicago | illinois | tree of wisdom | university | united states |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

[De Paul University, Illinois flag] image adapted from graphic by Eugene Ipavec, 6 January 2008
Based on: image

See also:

Description of the flag


"University Flag
A flag is a beautiful object of design. Its colors are deep, and shimmer in the sun. In the wind its outline is ever changing. It is a symbolic representation of the highest human aspirations and values. A flag simultaneously calls both to action and to reflection. Just as the United States of America, the State of Illinois, and the City of Chicago each have a flag to evoke their proud identity so now does DePaul.

As we see the DePaul flag from our office windows, or on our walks on campus we are reminded that this is "our" flag because it represents "our" university and all that it is and holds dear. The entire DePaul community is united under the flag: students, alumni, faculty, staff, benefactors, and friends.

The flag's colors are red, blue, and white. These hues combine the university colors of red and blue with white. These three colors are shared not only by the flag of the United States but also that of France, St. Vincent's homeland. The DePaul flag respects the American flag in its horizontal striping, and the French flag with its division into red, white, and blue segments.

The flag centrally displays DePaul's Tree of Wisdom, and in doing so, proclaims its symbolic message."
Valentin Poposki, 7 May 2007 Branding:
Dave Fowler, 8 February 2020

The heraldic school and college flags of DePaul University are featured at
Dave Fowler, 11 September 2022


DePaul University is a private, Catholic research higher education institution in Chicago, Illinois. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th-century French priest Saint Vincent de Paul. In 1998, it became the largest Catholic university in terms of enrollment in North America. Following in the footsteps of its founders, DePaul places special emphasis on recruiting first-generation students and others from disadvantaged backgrounds. DePaul's two campuses are located in Lincoln Park and the Loop. Source: 
Paul Bassinson, 2 July 2022


[Chamberlain University seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 1 October 2017


[logo] image located by Paul Bassinson, 7 July 2022

Supporters flag

[Supporters flag] image located by Paul Bassinson, 8 February 2020