• The Office for Institutional Equity upholds the university’s equal opportunity and affirmative action, provides diversity and inclusion services, and is where students can lodge complaints and concerns.
  • The Duke Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) fosters inclusion, provides leadership and guidance, and addresses issues for School of Medicine faculty, students, and staff.
  • The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Advancement, and Leadership in the Sciences (IDEALS) Office works to bring talented underrepresented graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to the Duke University School of Medicine and to enrich their experiences over the course of their training and studies.
  • The IDEALS Office also administers the BioCoRE Program to promote the holistic development of scholars from underrepresented or marginalized backgrounds throughout their PhD training at Duke.  BioCoRE Scholars arrive early to campus prior to the start of the PhD program and participate in monthly programming, peer mentoring, an enhanced support network, and an annual STEM diversity and inclusion retreat.  BioCoRE considers diversity in a broad sense (racial, ethnic, first generation, life experiences, religion, disadvantaged backgrounds, disabilities, LGBT).
  • Duke’s Racial Equity Advisory Council works to address racism, inequity, and injustice at Duke, following the goals laid out in Duke President Vincent Price’s 2020 Juneteenth message.
  • Duke’s Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity works for an inclusive climate for students, staff, faculty, and alumnx with marginalized sexual orientations, romantic orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions through education, advocacy, support, mentoring, academic engagement, and providing space.
  • The Duke Women’s Center serves as an inclusive and safe space on campus for womxn and allies.
  • For more on the Duke School of Medicine’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and excellence, see this video from the School of Medicine and this podcast from Dean Mary Klotman on the importance of diversity in academic medicine.