Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Duke is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. We believe that when we understand, celebrate, and tap into our uniqueness to creatively solve problems and address shared goals, our possibilities are limitless.

Our Role in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Office for Institutional Equity helps advance Duke’s culture of diversity, inclusion, equality, and belonging through educational opportunities and resources.

Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Services

Our team of experts work with Duke leaders, managers, faculty, staff, and administrators to explore themes of diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace.

Our trainings and workshops help learners leverage the power of diversity, effectively handle conflicts, and uphold university regulations and policies related to equal opportunity, harassment, and discrimination.

Through our long-range planning and strategy services, we work collaboratively with Duke leaders to craft and implement well-defined roadmaps for achieving diversity and inclusion goals.

Diversity Toolkit

As part of our ongoing effort to provide resources to the entire Duke community, inclusive of staff, faculty, and students across the university and health system, we have created the Diversity Toolkit, a multimedia collection of resources about diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

This curated and frequently updated list of books, articles, videos, and websites helps higher education and healthcare professionals remain current on innovative strategies, and ways of knowing, to enhance equity and high performance within the educational, healthcare and work environments of Duke.

Annual Informational Breakfast

The Office for Institutional Equity in collaboration with the various entities from Duke Health convene annually to form the Informational Breakfast for Diversity Leadership Teams and groups. The event has grown overtime since its inception from the three Duke Hospitals to eight entities within the health system. The participating entities include Duke Raleigh, Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Homecare Hospice, Watts School of Nursing, PRMO, Clinical Labs, Duke Cancer Institute, and Duke Primary Care. Read more here.