Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Announcements

November 1, 2023

Join us on Tuesday, November 7th for a conversation with investigative journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Corey Johnson at 5:45pm in Sanford 04. For parking, the Science Drive Visitor Lot and the Bryan Center Parking Garage are the cloest and easiest options. Please email katie.rains@duke.edu with any questions. Please RSVP for this event. 

October 18, 2023


September 11, 2023



Thank you for your continued support of the first-gen/low-income (FGLI) community at Duke!  

Kaylin Tsukayama working on the Neuroplicity team.

March 15, 2023

As a junior undergraduate, Kaylin Tsukayama - like many college students - wasn’t sure what direction she wanted to take in her career. She was a neuroscience major and had already spent nearly three years studying the subject and working in labs; yet, she was starting to question whether she wanted to continue in a natural science field.


July 25, 2022

In 2013, the first Bass Connections research teams embarked on ambitious projects to tackle real-world challenges ranging from gender inequality in STEM education to children’s mental health to climate policy in the U.S. to rural poverty. Since then, the program has supported nearly 500 interdisciplinary teams and brought together more than 4,000 faculty, students and staff to conduct cutting-edge research spanning dozens of disciplinary fields and world regions.

Jasmine Daniel headshot.

November 7, 2022

When Jasmine Daniel became a Blue Devil, she immediately began to notice the complex relationship between Duke and Durham. She was already interested in research, community engagement and education, having participated in the Knowledge in the Service of Society (KISS) FOCUS cluster as a first year, so when she heard about a Bass Connections team

Participants were invited to bring a handful of soil that held meaning for them, whether from a planter on their porch or from a place with particular significance. (Photo: Eric Barstow).

November 21, 2022

A 2022-2023 Bass Connections team is digging into the richness of dirt and fungi to inform the development of a unique art project called “Soil and Spirit.”

March 24, 2023

The application for the 2023 Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is live! The program will be held in person at Duke the week of June 12-16. Please spread the word about the applications that are due on April 15: https://duke.is/8w8yv

November 21, 2022

Dear Duke Community,

On behalf of the Duke LGBTQ+ Network Board, we were devastated to learn about the shooting that occurred on Saturday night at Club Q in Colorado Springs, killing 5 individuals, injuring at least 25, and traumatizing countless others.

June 3, 2022

Feel free to review our impactful Spring/Summer 2022 newsletter from our Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). The majority of the newsletter focuses on addressing health inequities. Featured articles include: 

February 9, 2022

We continue to engage with our FGLI community in ways that are creating a deeper understanding of how we as a group can provide meaningful support.  

One of the big gaps between first-gen/low-income students and their non-FGLI peers is the access to connections that help them navigate the process for finding jobs and internships. You can help us narrow that gap by becoming a champion for students during their search. 

October 20, 2021

In the 12 months since we launched Duke First, much has happened and yet, we are just getting started. Now is a good time to share what we have accomplished along with our priorities for the current academic year.

September 27, 2021

As Vincent Guilamo-Ramos M.S.N.'17 continues his initial year as the Dean of the School of Nursing, we just wanted to share some informative articles that impact our Hispanic/Latinx community and opportunities that may be of interest to our Duke University Hispanic/Latino Alumni Association (DUHLAA) community.

May 11, 2021

You're invited to "march" in our Virtual Pride Parade on Thursday, June 24 at 9pm EDT/6pm PDT

There is no place that showcases the diversity, spirit and inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ and Ally communities quite like a Pride Parade. It is a celebration of what makes us unique while binding us together to form a beautiful tapestry. This year we can all be together.

April 23, 2021

We still live in times where the struggle for human rights continues. All individuals deserve to be protected against discrimination, human rights violations and basic indecency. All people regardless of background should be respected and their rights protected.

April 20, 2021

Passing along from Knowable Head of Business Development 

Please feel free to circulate with your lists and if anyone is interested or you would recommend someone please feel free to have them reach out to me in addition to applying. I’d be happy to help anyone you all refer for the job.

Who We Are (Knowable):

April 13, 2021

In light of recent legislation introduced in North Carolina, we, united members of the Duke University LGBTQ+ community, call on Duke to uphold its responsibility to support transgender North Carolinians. Currently, the NC General Assembly is considering three discriminatory bills: SB-514, SB-515, and HB-358.

February 26, 2021

The Duke Asian Alumni Alliance (DAAA) denounces any type of racism and violence that impacts our community. We are alarmed by the increasing number of incidents against Asian and Asian-Americans, and we are even more concerned with the silence that seems to accompany them. Silence is complicity, which compels us to issue this statement.  

October 23, 2020

Nika Duan is an investor at Emerson Collective, a social change organization founded by Laurene Powell Jobs that invests in mission-driven companies across all stages, including companies like Guild Education, Chime, SpaceX, and Axios.

October 12, 2020

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!

September 27, 2020

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Voting is state-by-state and county-by-county exercise. You should visit your state or county Board of Elections websites for information on voting where you live.

DBA also offers other resources below to help you navigate the voting process. Remember to make a plan and vote early! It is important that everyone have a say in our Democracy.


September 17, 2020

When I entered Duke in 1981, I was the first person in my family to go to college. My father had graduated from high school, but my mother dropped out of the 10th grade. In our house, we never talked about a college degree or what it could mean, but through the encouragement of some great teachers and the guiding hand of a few close neighbors, I made it to Duke.  

July 10, 2020

On Thursday, July 2, Duke Black Alumni (DBA) partnered with the Department of African & African American Studies (AAAS) and Duke’s world-class faculty to offer the first lecture of a virtual series on race and inequity in America.

April 22, 2020

Check out this new initiative, Call + Response, a program for Black/African-American students graduating college this year (2020) with an Associate's or Bachelor's in political science, government affairs, international relations or other related majors.