Duke has ongoing efforts to strengthen and deepen the university’s ability to foster and support a diverse and inclusive community. A comprehensive list of these activities will be featured soon at this site, but current examples include:
Faculty Diversity Task Force
In 2014 the Academic Council appointed a Diversity Task Force that completed its work in 2015 with a report and recommendations for the next decade of Duke’s efforts related to diversity.
Faculty Diversity Initiative
Diversity Task Force Final Report (pdf)
Duke has a longstanding community standard, which all students sign and pledge to keep
Duke University is a community dedicated to scholarship, leadership, and service and to the principles of honesty, fairness, respect, and accountability.
Town Hall with University Leadership
A community conversation with President Brodhead, Provost Kornbluth, and Trinity College Dean Ashby.
Programs and Centers
Office of Student Affairs
Duke’s Office of Student Affairs serves all students — undergraduate, graduate and professional — enhancing Duke’s academic excellence with a broad set of experiences and services designed to help all students succeed at Duke, and in life.
Bias Response Advisory Committee
Duke Student Affairs established a Bias Response Advisory Committee to advise the Vice President for Student Affairs on allegations of bias-related incidents that may impact the Duke community.
Center for Jewish Life at Duke
The Freeman Center for Jewish Life serves as a home away from home for all those seeking to engage with the Jewish community while at Duke.
Center for Muslim Life at Duke
Muslim Life at Duke is committed to enriching the lives of Muslim students and the whole campus through events and activities that cater to the spiritual, social and intellectual needs of Duke students.
Center for Multicultural Affairs
The Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) empowers students and their organizations to create a vibrant and inclusive multicultural student community.
Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity
In his remarks at the Center’s opening in 2013, President Brodhead said that the university regrets a past history of acts of intolerance.
Duke University International House
The International House provides educational services and advocacy to the international population at Duke as well as outreach to the Durham community, offering extensive cross-cultural programming and information to enhance the global mission of the university.
Duke Women’s Center
The Duke University Women’s Center is dedicated to educating and empowering women at Duke to be active and engaged citizens of the world, welcoming men and women alike who are committed to gender equity and social change. The Women’s Center offers a wide range of programs and activities ranging from entrepreneurship and networking to confidential crisis support for people of all genders who are survivors of gender violence.
Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture
The Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture strives to promote racial understanding, build community, and foster an appreciation for and increase knowledge of Black people, Black history, Black culture, and the vast contributions of people of the African Diaspora. The Center provides programs and services which contribute to the successful academic and personal development of Black students at Duke University and positively impact the lives of all those whom they encounter.
Office of Institutional Equity
The Office for Institutional Equity provides institutional leadership in enhancing respectful, diverse and inclusive work and learning environments for the Duke Community.
Office of Outreach and Access
This new office will lead programs targeting first-generation and low-income students.
The Washington Duke Scholars Program
This program will improve the support for first generation and students of diverse backgrounds to take full advantage and thrive at Duke.
Training and Education
Orientation for New Students and Parents
For incoming students and their parents, orientation programs were added in order to deepen the discussion of multicultural issues.
New Student orientation: Multicultural Connections: Embracing the Spirit of Community
New Parent orientation: Creating Community: From Diversity to Inclusion
Training for Community Members
Bystander Intervention Training
Preventing Gender Violence
Commemoration of Duke’s Black and LGBTQ students
Queering Duke History: Understanding the LGBTQ Experience at Duke and Beyond.
This exhibition of LGBTQ history at Duke was a part of a semester-long commemoration that included other exhibits and events.
Celebrating the Past, Charting the Future: Commemorating 50 years of Black Students at Duke
This nine-month, university-wide commemoration highlighted the school’s 50th anniversary of integration.