The Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) works to promote equal opportunity and campus diversity. The vice president and staff lead initiatives to fulfill the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for all members of the community. The team offers education and resources to raise understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. The office also monitors compliance with University policies and federal, state and local laws concerning nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Harassment Prevention, Nondiscrimination, and Title IX

Responds to protected-class-based discrimination, harassment including sexual misconduct matters. This area also implements and monitors Duke’s harassment and discrimination policies. We provide advice, assistance, and education to individuals and groups concerning harassment prevention and non-discrimination, including handling complaints. We also address gender equity in the workplace and classroom, working to ensure that Duke complies with Title IX, a federal law banning sex discrimination.


Employment Equity and Data Evaluation

The Employment Equity Group in 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 assessments;
  • 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 employment equity reporting and regulatory matters.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The diversity, equity, and inclusion area provides consultation, needs assessment, strategy design, coaching, educational workshops, and learning solutions related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We also offer the Duke University Health System (DUHS) Diversity Education for Staff course to improve patient-centered care. Our programs are designed to raise awareness, increase understanding, and enhance skill development to optimize the working and learning environments at Duke.