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About Facilities Management

The Office of Facilities Management is committed to enhancing the DePauw University campus, and  providing quality, professional services in a timely and safe environment.

Staff in the Office of Facilities Management are responsible for providing the following:

  • custodial services
  • repair and maintenance for exterior and interior buildings (including mechanical/electrical systems) 
  • maintenance of grounds and landscaping areas 
  • logistics for special events 

The Office of Facilities provides a variety of services to support the maintenance of the University’s buildings, grounds, and utilities. In addition to activities described above, the Office manages major capital projects, for both renovation and new construction, when funded by the University. 


The mission of the Office of Facilities Management is to enhance the educational experience by focusing on the important elements that collectively create a “sense of place” that provides students, faculty, staff and guests an enjoyable and memorable experience.  Facilities Management has the following key objectives, focused on performance improvement to help fulfill our mission: 

Customer Service - Strengthen our focus on providing better service for students, faculty, staff and visitors 

Communication - Become more effective at sharing our intentions both internally and externally 

Proactive Management - Embrace best practice as we improve our ability to manage our assets 

Benchmarking Better - understand the facility operations and capabilities of other comparable institutions 

Investing in People - Ensure that opportunities for lifelong learning are offered


Comprehensive testing and inspection programs are in place to ensure University buildings and grounds remain safe and secure.

Facilities Management works closely with Public Safety and outside agencies to meet all applicable State and local Fire and Building codes as well as ADA compliance.  Questions regarding building and grounds safety may be addressed by contacting the Environmental Health & Safety Director at 765-658-4239.

Important information regarding emergency procedures and inclement weather is available through the DePauw Police - 765-658-5555.