Diversity and Inclusion Resources

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Resources across Duke University 

  • Duke Office for Institutional Equity: The Duke Office for Institutional Equity provides institutional leadership in enhancing respectful, diverse, and inclusive work and learning environments for the Duke community.The Duke Office for Institutional Equity offers a range of services that uphold values of equity and diversity as well as support compliance efforts in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and harassment prevention.
  • Duke School of Medicine – Office of Diversity and Inclusion:The Duke School of Medicine – Office of Diversity and Inclusion helps to foster 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.
  • Duke HR Diversity & Institutional Equity Policies​: The Duke HR Diversity & Institutional Equity Policies offers comprehensive details about Duke’s Human Resources policies regarding diversity and institutional equity.
  • School of Medicine Inclusion Council: The School of Medicine Inclusion Council works with the medical school leadership to foster and influence an inclusive climate in which all constituents across the School of Medicine experience a genuine sense of belonging, engagement, and achievement.
  • Sexual and Gender Diversity Advisory Council: The Sexual and Gender Diversity Advisory Council supports and advocates for an environment that is welcoming and affirming of LGBTQI+ faculty, staff, learners, allies, patients, families, and friends.
  • Multicultural Resources Center: The Multicultural Resources Center assists with the preparation of learners, staff, and faculty to work and live in a world of diverse people who differ along the lines of culture, faith, gender, sexuality, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Duke’s Samuel Dubois Cook Society: The mission of the Society is to recognize, to celebrate, and to affirm the presence of African American students, faculty, and staff at Duke University.
  • Duke Health Disparities Consortium (DHDC): The Duke Health Disparities Consortium (DHDC) is an interdisciplinary consortium of Duke faculty, staff and learners (students, residents, fellows) who are engaged/interested in health disparities work.
  • Diversity Toolkit: Diversity Toolkit is a one-stop resource for diversity education.
  • Resources/Organizations
  • Gray Areas: When you’re not sure whether to file a formal complaint, but someone’s behavior makes you feel uncomfortable 
  • Speak Up Reporting - Values It takes courage to come forward.  Retaliation for reporting concerns in good faith is strictly prohibited. 

​Resources for Faculty

  • Leadership Advisory Council on Underrepresented Minority (URM) Faculty: In partnership with the Dean Office and the School’s senior leadership team this council’s goal is to bring to the forefront issues of recruitment, retention, and leadership development that URM faculty face at Duke.
  • Hispanic & Latino Faculty Council: The goals of this council are to build fellowship, networking systems, and engagement in a thoughtful exchange about how to foster greater inclusion for Hispanics/Latinos across the School of Medicine.
  • Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee (MRRC): The Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee (MRRC) provides career mentoring, leadership development, and social networking for minority faculty and trainees. It is composed of faculty, fellows, housestaff, and medical students who work closely with the Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity, and with the department’s housestaff selection committee.
  • NIH Diversity Supplements: All NIH research grants are eligible for supplemental funds to support mentored research of under-represented minorities.
  • Recorded Seminars - Office for Faculty Development

Resources for Students, Residents & Fellows

  • Office of Biomedical Graduate Diversity (OBGD): The Office of Biomedical Graduate Diversity (OBGD) contributes to the diverse scientific climate within the Biomedical Graduate Programs in the School of Medicine and School of Nursing.
  • Duke-SACNAS: The Duke University Chapter of SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) is a student group dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists in science.
  • Duke-SNMA: The Student National Medical Association is an entirely student run organization for medical students of color that focuses on supporting minority medical students and their endeavors around the country. Duke SNMA is a chapter within the larger organization of SNMA that engages a large number of minority medical students at Duke and individuals within the community of Durham, NC
  • Duke University Black Student Alliance: The Duke University Black Student Alliance promotes academic achievement and intellectual pursuit, cultivates dynamic leadership, and strives to eliminate social barriers for all.  Ultimately, the Black Student Alliance recognizes the humanity of others and demands that they do the same.
  • Duke Student Affairs - Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity: The Duke Student Affairs - Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity is committed to achieving 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.
  • Duke University Center for Muslim Life: Duke University Center for Muslim Life 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.
  • Bridging Opportunities & Networking in Diversity (BOND) Council: Bridging Opportunities & Networking in Diversity (BOND) Council is a collaboration of student leaders from graduate level organizations who offer programming, service, and social events within the Duke Medicine community. The goal of the council is to support and foster interprofessional collaboration and innovation while providing peer to peer mentoring.
  • Duke International House: Duke International House provides educational programs, services, and advocacy to Duke global community on campus as well as outreach to the greater Durham area.  They also offer extensive cross-cultural information and training to enhance the diversity mission of the university.
  • Ophthalmology Resources for Minority Students