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. —Duke Office of the Provost

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2022-2023 OIE Annual Report

This second OIE Annual Report provides information about Duke’s response to reports of protected status-based discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation, including the volume and type of reports, how matters are addressed, the consequences that are imposed, and the time to completion.

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Educational Opportunities & Workshops

The Office for Institutional Equity strives to cultivate a welcoming and inclusive environment where staff, students, and faculty thrive and community is valued at Duke. We offer recurring workshops, tailored sessions for units or individuals with specific educational needs, and curated educational resources and materials.

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Complaints & Concerns

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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Employment Equity and Data Evaluation

The Office for Institutional Equity is responsible for preparing Duke's Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs) and Equal Employment Opportunity reports (EEOs), as well as implementing Duke’s policies on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action related to pay discrimination and prejudicial promotion practices. The team also performs assessments, analyzes federally internal EEO data, and provides consultation, education, and training.

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