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Juneteenth since 1865 commemorating Black liberation

Commemorating When Word of Emancipation Finally Reached the Last Enslaved Americans

Nearly two-and-a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, federal troops reached the remaining enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 to inform them that they were finally free. Regarded as the oldest African American holiday and now an official federal holiday, Juneteenth (a portmanteau of "June Nineteenth") honors the end to slavery in the United States.

 

OIE recognizes the significance of this day for the Black community at Duke. As we celebrate, we also acknowledge that we still have much work to do and we will take Juneteenth as an opportunity to reflect and advocate for social justice and equity. We hope you will do the same.

 

OIE is here to help with education and support for the Duke University and Duke Health community to advance Duke's shared values of respect, trust, inclusion, discovery, and excellence. Contact OIE by submitting an Educational Request, calling 919-684-8222, emailing oie-help@duke.edu, or by Reporting an Incident.

 

President Price Message Celebrating Juneteenth | New Music by Duke Professor Explores Juneteenth

 


 

Happy Pride Month 2022

Pride Month 2022

OIE celebrates Duke’s LGBTQIA+ community during this year’s Pride Month, which recognizes the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York, a key moment in the struggle for gay liberation. Throughout the month there are many celebrations and memorials recognizing the contributions and struggles of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

 

Find more information on Pride celebrations and resources for the Duke Community at Duke CSGD, Duke Student Affairs IG, Duke Health, Duke Population Health, and Duke University Press.

 

 

If you need support concerning discrimination and harassment, contact OIE by calling 919-684-8222, emailing oie-help@duke.edu, or by Reporting an Incident.

 


 

Duke University Institutional Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

 

Learn about Anti-Racism at Duke and also visit OIE's OIE Anti-Racism Resources page.

 

 

2022 Cook Award Winners: Dorian Bolden, William A. Darity Jr. (top); Annise Weaver, Briana Davis, and Alexis Joseph (bottom)

The Samuel DuBois Cook Society 2022 Awards Ceremony

Each year, the Samuel DuBois Cook Society recognizes community members who follow Doctor Cook's example of social activism and leadership. Congratulations to this year's winners: Dorian Bolden and William A Darity Jr. (top row), Annise Weaver, Briana Davis, and Alexis Joseph.

To protect the health and safety of our community, we have decided to shift the Samuel DuBois Cook Society 2022 Awards Ceremony to a virtual format. We will hold the ceremony via Zoom on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 7:00 PM. Confirmed sponsors and guests will receive the Zoom link by email.

Learn more about this year's winners and get updated information about the event.

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Complaints and Concerns

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Duke University's response to the COVID-19 pandemic is focused on the safety of staff, faculty, students, health care providers, and the public we serve. The Office for Institutional Equity will follow Duke COVID-19 guidelines for all in-person meetings, workshops, and events. Out of an abundance of caution, the Office for Institutional Equity will hold all OIE investigations, meetings, and workshops remotely via Zoom unless otherwise indicated. Please visit the Duke Coronavirus Response webpage for more information.


Duke is dedicated to creating a work and learning environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. If you have a concern about either of these issues, the Office for Institutional Equity is here to help. We can answer your questions, connect you to resources, or help you file a complaint. Duke policies prohibit retaliation against anyone for coming forward with a concern or for submitting a complaint.

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Sexual Misconduct & Title IX

Duke is proactive in its efforts to address and reduce instances of sexual misconduct, including sexual violence, in order to create and maintain a welcoming learning and working environment. It’s our responsibility to ensure compliance with federal law by demonstrating that our programs are operated in a manner consistent with Title VII and Title IX regulations and provisions, as well as the Violence Against Women Act.

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Training, Workshops, and Educational Sessions

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Duke University's response to the COVID-19 pandemic is focused on the safety of staff, faculty, students, health care providers, and the public we serve. The Office for Institutional Equity will follow Duke COVID-19 guidelines for all in-person meetings, workshops, and events. Out of an abundance of caution, the Office for Institutional Equity will hold all OIE investigations, meetings, and workshops remotely via Zoom unless otherwise indicated. Please visit the Duke Coronavirus Response webpage for more information.


Duke is committed to support its diverse community by providing a variety of training and workshops designed to help Duke staff comply with university regulations related to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination, and equal opportunity. The Office for Institutional Equity also offers customized workshops on intercultural education and building cultural competence, anti-racism, the power of diversity, unconscious bias, applied skills in conflict avoidance and resolution, and more. In addition, we provide resources and support specific to the Duke Health community. Join us for our new Fall 2021 Workshop series designed to provide education and support on key issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. The workshops are open to the Duke community, in particular to staff interested in increasing skill and workplace culture in their departments. Registration is required for each session.

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Affirmative Action Programs, Equitable Hiring & Promotion Practices, and Data Evaluation

The Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action area of the Office for Institutional Equity is responsible for:

  • Preparing Duke's Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs) and Equal Employment Opportunity reports (EEOs);
  • Implementing Duke’s policies on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action related to pay discrimination and prejudicial promotion practices, including performing investigations;
  • Conducting federally mandated and internal EEO data analytics;
  • Providing consultation services, education, and training;
  • Serving as liaison between Duke and governmental agencies in areas of contract compliance, reporting, and regulatory matters.

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