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

Better Together: A Duke Volunteer Deep Dive Discussion on Belonging

Thursday, May 02, 2024 | 06:00 PM EDT ,

Karsh Alumni & Visitors Center
2080 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27708

THE WIZ on Broadway

Thursday, May 02, 2024 | 07:00 PM EDT ,

Marquis Theater
210 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

Duke SoCal Asian Heritage Summit

Saturday, May 04, 2024 | 02:00 PM PDT ,

Sunstone
18881 Von Karman Ave #500
Irvine, CA 92612

A Fireside Chat with Delegate Malcolm Ruff A.B.'06; Moderated by Venroy July J.D.'07

Thursday, May 09, 2024 | 06:00 PM EDT ,

Murphy, Falcon & Murphy
1 South St, Ste 3000
Baltimore, MD 21202

Duke North Texas Jew(ish)Alumni Event

Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 05:45 PM CDT ,

Bar Louie - The Shops at Park Lane
8166 Park Ln Suite C310
Dallas, TX 75231

Triangle DBA: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina - Warehouse Project

Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 09:00 AM EDT ,

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
2700 Angier Avenue, Suite A
Durham, NC 27703

Blue Note Jazz Club Dinner and Concert featuring Grammy Award Winner Eddie Palmieri

Monday, May 20, 2024 | 06:00 PM EDT ,

Blue Note Jazz Club
131 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012