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United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) at DePaul is a student organization established to provide opportunities to students wishing to further their experience in technical theatre, design, and management through education, outreach, and networking.


Entertainment/Performance Student Organizations

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Student Organization Advisor Name

All student organizations are required to have and maintain an advisor to be considered a registered student organization. Please provide the full name of your intended advisor.

Shane Kelly


What is your organization's purpose/mission?

The mission of USITT at DePaul is to promote education, build community and strengthen professional networks, inspire innovation and encourage excellence.

Connection to DePaul Mission

How does your organization live out the mission of DePaul?

This mission statement embodies the principal purposes of DePaul University. As such it is the nexus between past, present and future; the criterion against which plans are formulated and major decisions made; the bond which unites faculty, students, staff, alumni, and trustees as an academic community. As a university, DePaul pursues the preservation, enrichment, and transmission of knowledge and culture across a broad scope of academic disciplines. It treasures its deep roots in the wisdom nourished in Catholic universities from medieval times. The principal distinguishing marks of the university are its Catholic, Vincentian, and urban character.

USITT at DePaul includes everyone and anyone interested in technical theatre through education and networking. Technical theatre in all its forms; lighting, sound, costumes, sets, stage management and so much more are all different layers of storytelling. We are here to tell stories to communicate empathy, culture, and preservation of the human experience. The work we do to create these stories at The Theatre School and beyond carries out our Vincentian values as storytellers trying to reveal katharsis or internal reflection for audience members. Through USITT, we provide workshops and experiences for students that assist not only their major, but their career, and their passion.

Organization Highlights

Please list the main events/programming that your organization is known for on campus. If you are registering a new student organization, please list the main events/programming that your organization is planning to bring to campus.

-USITT National Conference
-USITT Tech Olympics
-Theatre Technology workshops
-Backstage tours of shows