Affinity Groups

Friendships flourish on common ground

Want to reconnect with your sorority sisters? Seeking alumni who can collaborate on a business idea? Just looking for friends who know where you’re coming from? Affinity groups are a great way to connect with alumni who share your interests—and your love of Duke. See the list below for affinity groups that are active now.


Identity groups

DAA supports the following affinity groups based on racial, ethnic, religious or cultural identity. 

Duke LGBTQDuke LGBTQ Network
The Duke LGBTQ Network is dedicated to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community of the university. Our goal is to stay connected to Duke and to each other and our allies through professional networking, educational and social events, support of the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity and the university overall.

Duke Black AlumniDuke Black Alumni
Duke Black Alumni (DBA) is an organization dedicated to maximizing the success of the University’s current and future Black alumni. DBA’s membership is multicultural, global and comprised of alumni across all undergraduate, graduate and professional schools.

Duke Presbyterian Campus Ministry AlumniThe Duke Presbyterian Campus Ministry Alumni group
The Duke Presbyterian Campus Ministry Alumni group is the community of Presbyterian and United Church of Christ alumni of Duke University.  We provide a spiritual and social home where alumni and current students can interact and stay connected with the aim of providing mentorship, building relationships, and furthering the body of Christ through service to each other and our communities.

DUHLAADuke University Hispanic/Latino Alumni Association
DUHLAA promotes the best interests of the University by assisting it in tending to the needs of its Hispanic/Latino community and its alumni. Objectives are to promote communication among and services to the Duke Latino/a community and alumni, assist in recruitment of Latino/a students, and increase the endowment of scholarships for Latino/a students.

Muslim Alumni AssociationMuslim Alumni Association
The purpose of the Muslim Alumni Association is to connect and reinforce the bonds between Muslim alumni. We aim to give back where we can to connect alumni with current students and the community.

Professional Networks

DC Politics and Policy Network
Stay in the know inside the Beltway and beyond with this network of alumni working on legislative and policy issues in government, nonprofit organizations and the private sector. Email for more information. 

DEMANDuke Entertainment, Media and Arts Network (DEMAN)
Duke’s network dedicated to nurturing and developing passions and careers in the arts, media and entertainment industries. Connect with DEMAN on Facebook and LinkedIn


DukeGENDuke Global Entrepreneurship Network (DukeGEN)
The goal of this group is to be a sophisticated and active network that helps create debate, dialogue and lucky encounters between Duke entrepreneurs. We are providing the energy and coordination to encourage Duke entrepreneurs, around the globe, to connect and increase their chances of success.

DukeNIADukeNIA - Duke Network for International Affairs
The Duke Network for International Affairs (DukeNIA) is a global network of Duke alumni, faculty, and students who share an interest in international policy, trade and entrepreneurship. Our mission is to create a Duke community linked by a common interest in international affairs, provide a platform for Duke alumni and scholars to influence the foreign policy debate, and connect the next generation of global leaders with experts in the field.

Duke Real Estate Group of DCDuke Real Estate Group of DC
The Duke Real Estate Group of DC is a network of Duke Alumni that are either real estate professionals, owners of real estate, or have a general interest in connecting with other Duke graduates in the industry. The group includes representatives from development, brokerage, finance, legal, design, and construction firms in the Washington DC Metropolitan area.

Special Interest Groups

Duke Band Alumni AssociationDuke Band Alumni Association
The Duke Band Alumni Association provides support to the undergraduate band and also runs the Duke Alumni Pep Band!


Duke Global HealthDuke Global Health
Connect with fellow alums that share your interest and passion for global health. The Duke Global Health Institute works to reduce health disparities in our community and worldwide. Recognizing that many global health problems stem from economic, social, environmental, political and health care inequalities, DGHI brings together interdisciplinary teams to solve complex health problems and to train the next generation of global health scholars.

The mission of Duke BlackOut is to foster community and to provide social, cultural,and emotional support for gender and sexual minorities of the African Diaspora. Through outreach and programming initiatives, BlackOut seeks to build bridges between alumni as well as between Duke alumni and the student body. For more information, please contact

Don't see your group?

Contact the campus engagement team to find out about other affinity groups.