Mission and Focus Areas

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The Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) provides education and support for the Duke University and Duke Health community to advance Duke's shared values of respect, trust, inclusion, discovery, and excellence. OIE responds to and supports the prevention of complaints of discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct. OIE also publishes the annual Affirmative Action Program and can provide education, data and other resources to support hiring and promotion practices to encourage diversity. Finally, the office offers outreach, education, team building & coaching, and diversity publications in support of the Duke community. OIE collaborates internally and externally to best leverage its resources to support all students, staff and faculty 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.

Reporting an Incident

Use the confidential online Incident Reporting tool to provide OIE with preliminary information concerning incidents of protected status harassment, discrimination and related misconduct involving students, faculty, or staff. OIE will respond to all submissions regardless of the nature of the report, and will forward it to the office responsible for addressing it, as appropriate. Though the form may be submitted anonymously, Duke University cannot provide supportive measures (such as academic accommodations, no-contact orders, safe housing options, changes of work schedules) with anonymous submissions. In addition, anonymous reports may also impact the University's ability to investigate and/or take disciplinary action

Report an Incident

Strategies for Inclusive Hiring, Recruitment, and Retention Practices

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

The  Office for Institutional Equity is responsible for preparing Duke’s three annual Affirmative Action Plans and for implementing and strategies and policies for inclusive hiring, recruitment, and retention practices. These practices and 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 OIE's Strategies for Inclusive Hiring, Recruitment, and Retention Practices.

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 training.

Contact Us

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