Mission and Vision

Vision Statement

In commemorating the 50th anniversary of the matriculation of the first black students at Duke, our university community seeks to honor those pioneering students, while reflecting on the past that has helped define our values of today: excellence through inclusiveness, and pursuit of knowledge through collaboration and respect. This commemoration is not only a celebration of what we stand for, it is also an opportunity for our university to define how we will animate those values as we embrace the next fifty years of inquiry, achievement and service to our global community.


Mission Statement

Our year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first black students to matriculate at Duke University will celebrate diversity and inclusiveness by illuminating our history and fostering forms of expression that are academic, artistic and service-oriented.