For Veterans

Duke is committed to supporting veterans employed at Duke University and Duke University Health System. 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. The university reviews its personnel policies regularly to ensure that veterans and people with disabilities are given careful consideration for all jobs for which they qualify.

If you’re a veteran or disabled person, we invite you to share your status with Duke. Doing so will help us monitor and advance our equal opportunity policy. Submission of such information is voluntary, and declining to provide it will not subject you to adverse treatment. The university 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.

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

Duke Continuing Studies
Enroll in evening, weekend, and online courses to help with test preparation and professional certification.

Durham Technical Community College
Learn about degree and certificate programs in accounting, computer programming, clinical trials research, nursing, surgical technology, and other enriching careers.

Employee Tuition Assistance Program
Get tuition reimbursement for classes taken at Duke or certain other higher educational institutions.

Yellow Ribbon Program at Duke
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

Top Ten Reasons to Hire Veterans (and wounded warriors)

Resources at Duke

Accommodations and Accessibility Assistance at Duke
Explore the Disability Management System (DMS), a centralized clearinghouse on disability-related information, procedures and services at Duke.

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

Jobs at Duke
Apply for jobs, update your resume, and view frequently asked questions.

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

Counseling (Personal Assistance Service)
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.


America's Heroes at Work LinkedIn Group
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

American Corporate Partners (ACP)
Get one-on-one mentoring, networking help, and online career advice through ACP, a national nonprofit that helps returning veterans find their next career.
Find resources and information on civil rights, benefits, and employment for people with disabilities.

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

Employment Security Commission of North Carolina
Learn about job searches, unemployment benefits, foreclosure protection, education assistance, and other related information.

Enable America
Connect with EA, an organization that works to increase employment among Americans with disabilities.

e-VETS Resource Advisor
Access a comprehensive collection of information and resources for veterans, service members, and supporters, including benefits, education, employment, health, housing, and transportation.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Get free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

National Resource Directory: Connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans and Their Families with Those Who Support Them

Find information about benefits and compensation, community of care, education and training, and related resources.

NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Get help preparing for a job or staying on the job, living more independently, and using tools and technology that can assist you with your disability.

Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)
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.

View Federal Regulations

Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA)
The ADA prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for people with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. Get information about regulations, laws, the mediation program, and related news.

Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA)
ADAAA makes it easier for someone seeking protection under the ADA to establish that he or she has a disability within the meaning of the ADA.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Read FAQs about disability discrimination.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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.