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

Hispanic Heritage Month Gala

Thursday, October 05, 2023 | 06:00 PM EDT ,

Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center: Great Hall
8 Searle Center Dr
Durham , NC 27710

Fuqua Meetup at ROMBA

Friday, October 06, 2023 | 06:30 PM EDT ,

800 South Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60605


Wednesday, October 11, 2023 | 06:30 PM EDT ,

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
66 Hudson Boulevard E
New York 10001

How Does Dismantling Structural Racism Impact the US's National Identity?

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 | 06:30 PM EDT ,

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
66 Hudson Boulevard E
New York, NY 10001

DukeDC DAAA Global Connect at the Smithsonian

Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 10:00 AM EDT ,

Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art
1050 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20013

Relationships, Representation, and Recruitment - How To Be Our Authentic Selves

Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 05:30 PM EDT ,

Sanford School, The Commons
201 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708