Mission and Focus Areas

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The Office for Institutional Equity is a team of specialized professionals dedicated to serving the Duke University and Duke University Health System communities regarding occupational enrichment through diversity, inclusion, affirmative action, employment equity, harassment prevention, and other work-related initiatives focused on the quality of life and effort at Duke.

Our Mission Statement

Under the auspices of the president, the Office for Institutional Equity provides institutional leadership in enhancing respectful, diverse, and inclusive work and learning environments for the Duke community.

We offer a range of services that uphold values of equity and diversity as well as support compliance efforts in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and harassment prevention.

View our 2017 Annual Report

Harassment Prevention, Nondiscrimination, and Title IX

Cynthia Clinton, Vice President for Harassment Prevention and Nondiscrimination

Email: cynthia.clinton@duke.edu
Phone: 919-668-6214

Jayne Grandes, Assistant Vice President for Title IX Compliance

Email: jayne.grandes@duke.edu
Phone: 919-660-5766

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.

Learn more about harassment prevention, nondiscrimination, and Title IX.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Inderdeep Chatrath, Assistant Vice President for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Retired

Email: inderdeep.chatrath@duke.edu
Phone: 919-684-1925

The Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Department of the Office for Institutional Equity is responsible for preparing Duke’s three annual Affirmative Action Plans and for implementing and monitoring Duke’s policies on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. These policies guide our institutional commitment to diversity and fairness regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status and prohibit discrimination in all employment transactions.

Learn more about the equal opportunity and affirmative action office.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Robert Crouch, Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Email: robert.crouch@duke.edu
Phone: 919-684-8248

Pam Bivens, Assistant Director for Diversity & Inclusion

Email: pamela.bivens@duke.edu
Phone: 919-684-5472

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.

Learn more about our diversity and inclusion strategy services.

Contact Us

Phone: 919-684-8222
Complaints Email: oie-help@duke.edu