A Commitment to Alumni

Committee for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Vikas Patel"As I lead our alumni to the end of our first 100 years and into our second century, we will be celebrating our journey and embracing our future. During the coming years, the Duke Alumni board will continue to champion the work we have started and continue to lead and represent our 190,000 diverse alums in an inclusive and equitable manner." – Vikas Patel ’96, M.D.’00, HS’04, President, Duke Alumni Board of Directors
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Our Mission​
On behalf of the Duke alumni community and its Board of Directors, CDEI works to infuse all on- and off-campus alumni programming and engagement opportunities with clear, consistent and measurable strategies for inclusion, equity and representation of our ever-evolving alumni body.

Alumni Spotlight: Michael Ivory Jr. '18

An alumnus ponders whether the university is really ready to reckon with its past.

The problem of racism is a problem of roots. It is just as much a question of what nourishes life as we know and understand it, as it is about what antagonizes so many people's right to live. Racism is often spoken of as a barrier. Too infrequently is it addressed as something that enables and permits. 

Duke Alumni Affinity Groups

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Playlist

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Playlist

We are committed to a Duke community where everybody feels welcomed and valued. Below you'll find a selection of in-person and virtual CDEI programming hosted by AED, our affinity groups, and partners across Duke.

Upcoming Diversity & Inclusion Events

Duke SoCal Day at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Sunday, April 02, 2023 | 01:00 PM PDT ,

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
6067 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 10036

Passover Seder Matching Program 2023

Wednesday, April 05, 2023 | 06:00 PM EDT ,

Around the world - wherever you are!

2nd Annual All Affinity Group Spring Social

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 | 06:30 PM EDT ,

Duke in DC office, Rooftop Terrace
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

LGBTQ+ Alumni Mixer

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 | 06:30 PM EDT ,

Broadway Plus
260 West 39th St, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018

Women Kings: Celebrating the Warriors Within

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | 06:00 PM EDT ,

Sistrunk Marketplace
115 NW 6th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

¡PRESENTE! A Latino History of the United States: Gallery Tour & Reception with Duke Deans

Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 04:00 PM EDT ,

Smithsonian National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20560

Duke Black Alumni Spring Fling

Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 07:00 PM EDT ,

Gypsy Rose (Under the "Holiday Inn")
125 W 26th St
New York, NY 10001

Johnson House Historic Site: An Underground Railroad Station and House Museum

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 01:00 PM EDT ,

Johnson House Historic Site
6306 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144