Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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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.

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


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 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.

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.