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 works with Duke leaders, managers, faculty, staff, and administrators to explore themes of diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace.
Our training, workshops, and educational sessions help learners leverage the power of diversity, teach skills to effectively handle conflicts, and uphold university regulations and policies related to equal opportunity, harassment, and discrimination.
Through our long-range planning and strategy services, OIE works collaboratively with Duke leaders to craft and implement well-defined road maps for achieving diversity and inclusion goals.
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 carefully curated and frequently updated resource includes books, articles, videos, and online articles to assist higher education and healthcare professionals keep current, reinforce strategies, and enhance ways of knowing about equity that will maintain their high performance within the educational, healthcare and work environments of Duke.
Annual Diversity Informational Breakfast
The Office for Institutional Equity, in collaboration with the various entities from Duke Health, convene at the annual Diversity Informational Breakfast for diversity leadership teams and groups. Since its inception in 2012, the event has grown to include not only Duke Raleigh, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital, but also Homecare Hospice, Watts School of Nursing, PRMO, Clinical Labs, Duke Cancer Institute, and Duke Primary Care.