The Office for Institutional Equity promotes Duke's commitment to providing an open and supportive environment for all members of the Duke University and Duke Health community. This page provides information specific to veterans at Duke University and Duke Health. This page provides information specific to veterans, but all members of the Duke community are welcome to explore the resources collected on this page.
Voluntarily self-idenitfying is a good thing and it helps to make improvements and changes. Duke strives for equal opportunity in recruitment, hiring, appointment, and promotion to its employees and applicants for employment, without regard to disability, active military duty status, 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 are a veteran, active military 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. Self-identification is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to self-identify. Any answer you give will be kept confidential and will not be used against you, except as provided by law.
- Determine your veteran status: Am I a protected veteran?
For more informaiton about self-identifying as an individual with disabilities, veteran, or active military, please contact your unit's payroll representative or Duke Human Resources at 919-684-5600. Alternatively, you may follow these steps:
- Log in to Duke@Work
- Under the “My Info” tab, click “My Profile”
- Under the My Profile heading, look for “Review and Update your Race, Ethnicity, Veteran and Disability Status” and click the link. It's right above Duke Account Services
- A pop-up window will appear. Follow the instructions and click the "Next" button at the bottom until you reach the final, Confirmation.
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).
Know Your Rights
Learn how to file a discrimination complaint. For information on grievance procedures, contact the Office for Institutional Equity at 919-684-8222.
Academic and Career Resources
Duke is proud to have you join our community of students, faculty and staff. The Division of Student Affairs is available to assist in your transition and experience. To support your transition we have brought together many resources from throughout the Duke and Durham community.
Enroll in evening, weekend, and online courses to help with test preparation and professional certification.
Get tuition reimbursement for classes taken at Duke or certain other higher educational institutions.
Learn about Duke's process for certifying benefits for both Veterans Administration and Department of Defense education benefit programs and which programs are eligible.
Take classes or workshops in the areas of computer technology, work skills, management development, finances, and more. Tuition reimbursement information is also available.
Get one-on-one mentoring, networking help, and online career advice through ACP, a national nonprofit that helps returning veterans find their next career.
Learn about degree and certificate programs in accounting, computer programming, clinical trials research, nursing, surgical technology, and other enriching careers.
Job placement network that focuses on serving communities and job seekers from all walks of life to find a great job close to home.
Program designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education.
Counseling and Healthcare
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.
- Benefits: 1-800-827-1000
- Education: 1-888-442-4551
- TDD: 1-800-829-4833
- Durham VA direct (24/7): 1-888-878-6890
- Durham VA local number: 1-919-286-0411
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.
Connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans and Their Families with Those Who Support Them
United Spinal Association (EPVA)
Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D).
Get free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment solutions.
Portal designed for vets to find NC jobs and other local resources.
Portal for veterans to access and manage VA benefits and health care.
Program that prepares and supports veterans and veteran families to transition to civilian life.