Culture, Identity & Religion

  • Queering Duke History

    The story of LGBTQ life at Duke University is intrinsically linked with the historical path of the University. Celebrate with us throughout the Fall!


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  • Womens Voices In Religion

    And They Spake These Words…

    Thursday, September 18th, Women's Center Lower Lounge from 12pm-1pm. 

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  • Queering Duke History

    The story of LGBTQ life at Duke University is intrinsically linked with the historical path of the University. Celebrate with us throughout the Fall!


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  • Chair of Elijah

    Chair of Elijah

    Rabbi Sager​ shares his thoughts on Elijah. "The chair of Elijah the prophet furnishes rituals of transition and welcome." 

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Who We Are: 

To succeed in any diverse environment, Duke students must be comfortable and competent in engaging people of different backgrounds, beliefs and perspectives. A variety of centers and programs within Campus Life departments in Student Affairs use dialogue and community engagement to help students cultivate cultural consciousness and understanding, and to develop their own identity.

Have You Heard?

Sep 22, 2014

During my last trip back home, my niece started asking me questions about life in America, especially about college life. I knew Dukies worked hard and partied hard, but beyond that I was clueless.

Sep 18, 2014

Dear Duke parents and families,

Periodically, I like to acknowledge various parts of our diverse community. Today, in advance of some key upcoming commemorations, I want to share some thoughts about our LGBTQ community.

I’m proud to acknowledge an environment where all students, gay and straight, are equal members of our broader Duke family and where we celebrate differences and support persistent struggles which, unfortunately, yet exist. I invite you to check out the website for the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity for an array of current facts that showcase our achievements and pride.

Unfortunately, Duke’s history has not always celebrated the presence of LGBTQ students and President Brodhead noted so in his remarks at the opening of our new Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, when he said: