Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
"Culture change happens at the speed of trust."
—Valerie Ashby, Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
DEI Activites by the Duke Materials Initiative and Its Members
Formation of a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Subcommittee – Duke Materials Initiative
Co-Leaders: Nan Jokerst (Pratt School of Engineering Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Community Engagement and Office of Instituitonal Equity Liasion; ECE) and Stefan Zauscher (DMI Director; MEMS)
Making Bonds, Breaking Bonds: Chemical Industries, Environmental Justice and the Global History of Race in the American South
Creating and Sustaining an Anti-Racist Culture in the Duke Physics Department
Leads: Joshua Socolar (DMI, Physics) and Phil Barbeau (Physics)
Funded by a seed grant from the Duke Office for Faculty Advancement, this project seeks to improve the department’s collective ability to recognize racism within its walls and respond to it effectively through a series of events. The events will bring department members together for education and training in developing a climate promoting anti-racist principles, and will train faculty to lead future sessions.
Completed Teaching for Equity Fellowship PrograM
Developed by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, the fellowship program is a year-long series of professional development and anti-racism workshops that give faculty members tools to better engage students in the classrooms, clinic, and other learning spaces.
Diversity & Inclusion Resources
- The Duke Speak Up Line at 800.826.8109 provides a 24-hour phone service for reporting concerns or asking questions related to issues that are not aligned with Duke values. The call is free, confidential and anonymous if you choose. To learn more, visit values.duke.edu/speak-up-reporting/.
- Duke University Diversity & Inclusion
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Office of the Provost
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Duke Engineering
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Trinity Arts & Sciences