For Veterans

Duke is committed to supporting veterans employed at Duke University and Duke Health. Although this page provides links to services that may be of interest to veterans, all employees at Duke are invited to use this resource.

Identify as a Veteran

Duke is committed to offering equal opportunity in recruitment, hiring, appointment, and promotion to its employees and applicants for employment, without regard to disability or veteran status. Personnel policies are reviewed regularly to ensure that veterans and individuals with disabilities are given careful considerations for all jobs for which they qualify.

If you’re a veteran or a disabled individual, we invite you to share your status with Duke. Doing so will help us monitor and advance our equal opportunity policies. Submission of such information is voluntary, and declining to provide it will not subject you to adverse treatment. Duke keeps such information confidential, except as provided by law.

To self-identify as a veteran, please contact your payroll representative or Duke Human Resources at 919-684-5600. Alternatively, you may follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Duke@Work
  2. Under the “My Info” tab, click “My Profile”
  3. Click the link “Review and Update your Race, Ethnicity, Veteran and Disability Status”

Veteran Status Definitions

  • Disabled veteran: A veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military ground, naval, or air service and (1) who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability or (2) who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) for certain disabilities under laws administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.


  • Recently separated veteran: A veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.


  • Active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran: Someone who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.


  • Armed Forces Service Medal veteran: Any veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985 (61 FR 1209) (an operation in which the participants encountered no foreign armed opposition or imminent hostile action).

Get Education and Training Assistance

Enroll in evening, weekend, and online courses to help with test preparation and professional certification.
Learn about degree and certificate programs in accounting, computer programming, clinical trials research, nursing, surgical technology, and other enriching careers.
Get tuition reimbursement for classes taken at Duke or certain other higher educational institutions.
Learn about Duke’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which allows veterans to attend private schools and graduate programs costing more than the state tuition cap.

Find Additional Resources

For Employers


Resources at Duke
Learn how to file a discrimination complaint. For information on grievance procedures, contact the Office for Institutional Equity at 919-684-8222.


Take classes or workshops in the areas of computer technology, work skills, management development, finances, and more. Tuition reimbursement information is also available.


Get free counseling from a licensed professional. PAS offers assessments, short-term counseling, and referrals to help resolve a range of personal, work, and family problems.


Join America’s Heroes at Work, one of more than 250 veteran-related social networking groups on LinkedIn. Note that a (free) LinkedIn account is required for access.
Other Resources
Get one-on-one mentoring, networking help, and online career advice through ACP, a national nonprofit that helps returning veterans find their next career.


Durham VA Medical Center is our local/regional resource center.

  • Benefits: 800-827-1000
  • Education: 888-442-4551
  • TDD: 800-829-4833
  • Durham VA direct (24/7): 888-878-6890
  • Durham VA local number: 919-286-0411
Learn about job searches, unemployment benefits, foreclosure protection, education assistance, and other related information.
Access a comprehensive collection of information and resources for veterans, service members, and supporters, including benefits, education, employment, health, housing, and transportation.
Find information about benefits and compensation, community of care, education and training, and related resources.
Prepare yourself for a meaningful career, get employment resources and expertise, and understand your employment rights through VETS, an agency that serves veterans and separating service members.

Community Outreach to Veterans and People with Disabilities 

Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association (EPVA)

Get free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

NC Works

U.S. Department of Justice

Learn about the health care and benefits you may be eligible for as a U.S. veteran.

U.S. Office of Civil Rights (OCR) 

Veterans’ Employment & Training Service (VETS)

Veterans Entering Transition


View Federal Regulations

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Learn about the health care and benefits you may be eligible for as a U.S. veteran.



Contact Us

If you have any questions about veterans at Duke, please contact the Office for Institutional Equity at 919-684-8222.