Nondiscrimination Statement

The Duke Nondiscrimination Statement applies to both Duke University and Duke Health and is maintained and reviewed by Duke’s Office for Institutional Equity. Last reviewed: 14 August 2020 | Printable Version



Duke is committed to encouraging and sustaining a learning and work community that is free from prohibited discrimination and harassment. The institution prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, employment, or any other institution program or activity. It admits qualified students to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students.

Sexual harassment and sexual misconduct are forms of sex discrimination and prohibited by the institution. Duke has designated the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer as the individual responsible for the coordination and administration of its nondiscrimination and harassment policies. The Office for Institutional Equity is located in Smith Warehouse, 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Bay 8, Durham, North Carolina 27708. Phone: 919-684-8222

Questions, comments or reports about harassment or discrimination can be directed to one of the following administrators in the Office for Institutional Equity:

Discrimination in employment or educational programs and activities

Cynthia Clinton
AVP Harassment and Discrimination Prevention and Compliance
Title IX Coordinator
Office for Institutional Equity
114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Bay 8
Durham, NC 27708

Sex discrimination in educational programs and activities

Ericka Lewis
Equal Opportunity Compliance Investigator
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Office for Institutional Equity
114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Bay 8
Durham, NC 27708

Additional information, including the complete text of Duke’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct and appropriate complaint procedures, may be found on our Policies, Statements and Procedures page. For further information contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or call 1-800-421-3481.