- Anti-Racism at Duke: This website is a central repository of information about Duke's anti-racism work, including data regularly collected and publicized to monitor our progress, details of new and ongoing programs, research highlights, events, and educational and training materials for wider use across the Duke community.
- Duke Office of Institutional Equity: Duke is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The Office for Institutional Equity helps advance Duke’s culture of diversity, inclusion, equality, and belonging through educational opportunities and resources.
- Resources for Understanding and Confronting Racism and Its Impact: Comprises a collection of resources including books, articles, events and programs about a range of topics addressing different facets and dimensions of structural racism and inequities, and how each one of us can help build the transformed university and community we need to address them.
- Duke University's Diversity Toolkit, the university's one-stop resource for diversity education that provides dozens of resources to develop strategies and plans to improve inclusion and engagement on campus.
- DukeMed Pride: DukeMed Pride is a student-led group consisting of LGBTQ and allied students within the Duke University School of Medicine. DukeMed Pride works to address the healthcare issues of sexual and gender diverse peoples with a cohesive and holistic approach.
- Center for Muslim Life: 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.
- Blue Devils United: Blue Devils United is the student group for LGBTQ undergraduate students, allies, and friends. Blue Devils United seeks to provide social opportunities for LGBTQ students and their allies, outreach to students at Duke and in the community, and to advocate for the needs of LGBTQ individuals both at Duke and beyond.
- Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity: This office strives to achieve an inclusive campus climate for students, staff, faculty, and alumni with marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions through education, advocacy, support, mentoring, academic engagement, and providing space.
- Freeman Center for Jewish Life: The Freeman Center has been the hub of all things Jewish on campus since its opening in 1999. Students study, hold meetings, and hang out in classrooms, the Sassower library, Tabak Family Commons area, or in the Paresky lounge, which includes an e-print station and many games. Shabbat and Holiday services are held upstairs in the Levenson-Lerner Sanctuary, which also doubles as an event space.
- Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture: The Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture is critically concerned with issues of race and the impact of social difference at the individual, interpersonal and institutional levels. Through lectures, performances, exhibits, and informal gatherings, the Mary Lou Williams Center strives to foster an appreciation for and increase knowledge of the peoples, histories, and cultures of the African diaspora and its many contributions to the world.
- School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion: Directed by the Chief Diversity Officer, fosters a climate where all members of our faculty, students and staff experience a true sense of belonging and feel that they matter, can thrive and contribute their best work. Working and learning in environments where people experience these qualities help us attract and retain a diverse cadre of outstanding talent who are fully engaged and positively impact how we teach, work, learn and serve in an increasingly diverse world.
- Academic Development, Advocacy, Networking, Coaching and Education for Underrepresented Populations (ADVANCE-UP) is a year-long program that provides in-depth opportunities for academic development, mentoring, and networking for faculty from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds.
- Explore current Duke Health careers and discover where your talents fit with the expanding team of professionals in the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC), the Duke physicians’ practice. PDC is currently hiring academic and community-based clinicians in a variety of specialties and clinical settings across the region.
- Duke physicians and investigators, as well as trainees and staff, participate in many community events and services throughout Durham and the Triangle.
- Duke’s CTSA-sponsored Career Development Award (KL2) provides a 3-year mentored career development award to junior faculty pursuing research across the spectrum of translational science (from laboratory based to health services), with a particular focus on applicants from underrepresented backgrounds. Fellows transitioning to faculty are eligible to apply. The CTSA sponsors a similar program for medical students (TL1).
- All NIH research grants are eligible for supplemental funds to support mentored research of individuals from underrepresented groups. Diversity supplement applicants can be high school students, undergrads, medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty.
- The Duke Center for Research to Advance Healthcare Equity (REACH Equity) is one of 12 centers of excellence funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. REACH Equity conducts multidisciplinary research, provides research training, supports career development, fosters community engagement activities, and creates an umbrella of collaboration and fellowship for Duke’s disparities investigators.
- The CTSA sponsors a health disparities research curriculum, currently open to KL2 scholars and other early-stage faculty.
- The School of Medicine Multicultural Resource Center coordinates programs to help medical students, house staff, and faculty work and learn together in an increasingly diverse environment.
- The Visiting Clinical Scholars Program welcomes underrepresented medical students from other schools for an elective rotation at Duke. This experience helps students see first-hand if Duke is a good fit for their house staff training.
Diversity & Inclusion at Duke University School of Medicine
The Duke University School of Medicine has been nationally recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Watch this short video to learn more about this commitment.
Black Men in White Coats
The School of Medicine and DiverseMedicine Inc. have partnered to produce videos featuring black physicians, Dr. Kevin Thomas, Dr. Kwadwo Adu Owusu-Akyaw, and most recently, Physician-Scientist Kafui Dzirasa as part of a video series designed to inspire more underrepresented minority students to consider the field of medicine.
- Duke named a 'Best Employer for Diversity' 2020: Forbes has named Duke University one of the “Best Employers for Diversity” in 2020, the second consecutive year. Duke placed 8 out of 500 companies in the annual ranking, which Forbes released on Tuesday. Duke ranked first for companies headquartered in North Carolina and in the education industry.
- Statement on Discrimination and Harassment: A statement regarding discrimination and harassment was issued Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by Duke's Vice President for Institutional Equity & Chief Diversity Officer, Kimberly Hewitt.
- Statement from President Price Regarding Minneapolis: A statement regarding the death of George Floyd the fundamental and systematic disparities of justice in our nation was issued Saturday, May 30, 2020 by Duke's President Vincent Price.
- Chancellor Washington Provides His Thoughts About Recent Tragedies: A statement regarding the concern for the systemic racism and injustice that continue to plague our country and tear families apart was issued by Chancellor A. Eugene Washington on Monday, June 1, 2020.
- Turning a Moment into a Movement: Dismantling Racism in the Duke University School of Medicine and Beyond: Presentation by SOM Dean Mary Klotman on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 where she committed to eradicating racism and injustice as a core priority for the School.
- Statement from President Price on Juneteenth Celebration and Next Steps on Addressing Racism: A statement regarding the observation of Juneteenth and the commitment for the university to take transformative action toward eliminating the systems of racism and inequality that have shaped the lived experiences of too many members of the Duke community was issued by Duke's President Vincent Price on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
- Statement from President Price on Student Visa Directive: A statement regarding deep concern about the Administration’s new immigration directive that will limit the ability of qualified students and scholars to begin or continue their studies in the United States was issued by Duke's President Vincent Price on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
- Today We Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Read Chancellor Washington's message to the Duke Health Community issued on January 18, 2021, reflecting on Dr. King's legacy and recommitment to the fight for equality, equity and justice.
- Message from President Price Condemning Violence Against Asian and Asian-American Communities: Read President Price's message to the Duke community issued on March 5, 2021, condemning the ongoing violence against Asians, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders in communities across the country.
- Statement from President Price on Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict: Read President Price's message to the Duke community issued on April 20, 2021 on the Derek Chauvin trial verdict.
- Campus-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey: More than 12,800 students, faculty and staff responded in the last month to Duke University’s first university-wide survey on diversity, equity and inclusion, published April 28, 2021.
- President Price's Update on Duke's Commitments to Anti-Racism: Read President Price's update to the community issued on June 17, 2021, on Duke's commitments to anti-racism.