Duke Southern California
Over 5,000 Duke alumni building a community of impact in Greater Los Angeles
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Duke Southern California (SoCal) works to keep the over 5,000 Duke alumni in the Southern California area connected with each other and with Duke. The chapter is one of the largest and most active in the Duke Alumni network, sponsoring more than 30 events each year.
By working collaboratively with all of Duke’s schools, affinity and identity groups, and university groups, Duke SoCal creates a comprehensive Duke presence in Southern California. We plan and host Duke-wide signature events, educational and social programs, and networking opportunities across multiple industries. We gather to learn, to celebrate the achievements of Duke and its alumni, to participate in civic-engagement programs in our community, to welcome new Duke alumni, to interview prospective students and more.
Events in the region include:
- Regular events around key programs such as Women’s Forum and Duke Alums Engage
- Regular events organized by affinity and identity groups, schools and other Duke programs
- Forever Learning events including Faculty Fellow speakers, talks by other Duke faculty and leaders, and a book club
- Social events including game watches, young alumni events, holiday parties
- and much more
How to get involved:
Update your contact information: Alumni automatically receive updates about Duke Alumni regional groups based on the address we have on record. If you’re not hearing about activities where you live, update your contact information in your profile.
Attend an event: Find a social, cultural or educational event on our calendar and sign up. You’ll meet interesting people with all different kinds of Duke backgrounds, but who share your desire to stay connected to Duke.
Interview prospective students: (Alumni Admissions Advisory Committees)
- Los Angeles (North
- Los Angeles (South)
- Orange County
- San Bernardino/Riverside
Volunteer! We need your help to create an active and dynamic region. Nearly 10,000 Duke alumni participate in projects that support Duke’s academic mission, placing Duke’s knowledge, influence and insight in service of society and enriching their own lives in the process.
Active Duke So Cal Alumni Groups
Affinity and Identity Groups
- Duke Black Alumni (DBA)
- Duke Entertainment Media Arts Network (DEMAN)
- Duke Global Entrepreneurship Network (DukeGEN)
- LGBT Network
- Duke Women’s Forum
- Duke University Hispanic/Latino Alumni Association (DUHLAA)
Schools Represented on the Duke So Cal Board
- Fuqua School of Business
- School of Law
- School of Medicine
- Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke Programs in the Region
Duke Alums Engage
DAE extends Duke’s commitment to knowledge in service to society to the alumni community. Alumni work together to serve, support and learn about area non-profit organization. Please check the “Events” tab for upcoming DAE events.
Duke Admissions Officers make repeated visits to the area each fall and spring for admissions information sessions that are open to prospective students and their families.
Duke Development (Duke Forward)
Development hosts multiple events and activities in the region including Annual Fund events, major gifts events, Parents committee events, pre-reunion events, among others.
Young Alumni Development Council
Through regional Young Alumni Development Councils, Duke seeks to train, educate, and cultivate its next generation of university leaders. The councils are comprised of Trinity and Pratt alumni who graduated within the last fourteen years.