Complaints and Concerns
Duke is dedicated to creating a work and learning environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. If you have a concern about either of these issues, the Office for Institutional Equity is here to help. We can answer your questions, connect you to resources, or help you file a complaint. Duke policies prohibit retaliation against anyone for coming forward with a concern or for submitting a complaint.
Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Education
The Office for Institutional Equity offers tailored educational sessions for Duke deans, administrators, chairs, supervisors, managers, or directors. Topics include how to identify and respond to sexual harassment, dealing with retaliation, and the blurred line between misconduct and challenging behavior.
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Diversity and Inclusion Services
We work with Duke leaders, managers, faculty, staff, and administrators to help them build a healthy, thriving work environment where all team members feel valued and respected. Our trainings, workshops, presentations, and strategy design services empower learners to work effectively with those who have different worldviews, perspectives, backgrounds, values, and experiences.
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Duke University Health System Educational Diversity Education
The Duke University Health System (DUHS) Diversity Education for Staff course helps health care workers become aware of unconscious biases and stereotypes that may influence their ability to provide patient-centered care. The Duke Health: Empathy, Belonging, and Cultural Education course has been developed using evidence-based research integrating The Joint Commission standards that directly affect patient safety and quality of care. It also uses several adult learning paradigms to encourage self-reflection and group exchanges that align with the health system’s values.
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Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The equal opportunity and affirmative action (EO/AA) area offers university-wide guidance on Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistant Act. We also serve as the university's liaison to the federal government in matters of contract compliance concerning equal employment opportunity. EO/AA develops the university's Affirmative Action Plan, oversees its implementation, and reviews employee recruitment, hiring, and other personnel actions.