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Liaison Tavey Capps
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Duke University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tavey Capps
Environmental Sustainability Director
Office of the Executive Vice President
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support underrepresented groups on campus?:

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups:

In order for students to embrace the diversity of the Duke campus and the world that surrounds them, they must first understand and embrace their own sense of identity.

The Division of Student Affairs recognizes this and features a variety of identity centers including the Women’s Center, the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Life, the Multicultural Center, the International House and a variety of religious communities.

We take great pride in supporting the ‘Big-D’ Duke community as well as the variety of sub-communities that comprise it. We are well aware, however, of the challenges associated with supporting numerous individual identity groups while fostering inter-group interaction and a collective Duke student identity. That said, through our approach at Duke, we can uniquely and simultaneously celebrate and advance student differences and commonalities.
The Division of Student Affairs is committed to exposing students to and engaging them in the spirit and practice of multiculturalism and inclusion so that we may prepare them for their future in this ever-changing landscape of people, places and ideas. Through our efforts, we will promote cultural diversity through collaborative student-initiated events, faculty and staff led dialogue, social interaction and experiential learning.


The website URL where more information about the support programs for underrepresented groups is available:
Does the institution have a discrimination response policy and/or team (or the equivalent) to respond to and support those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination or hate crime?:

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team:

The Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) is responsible for implementing and monitoring Duke University's harassment and discrimination policies that ensure and support an environment free of harassment and discrimination. It is important to know the policies and procedures.

You have the right to raise a concern or complaint regarding harassment or discrimination. You also have the right to utilize available resources, such as the Office for Institutional Equity, and do not have to follow any “chain of command” to raise a concern or submit a complaint of harassment or discrimination.

Our policies prohibit retaliation against anyone for coming forward with a concern or submitting a complaint. If you believe you have experienced prohibited retaliation, you may contact the Office for Institutional Equity to address this concern.

The website URL where more information about the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team is available:
Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:

Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender neutral bathrooms on campus?:

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