Dean of Students

DukeReach

DukeReach directs students, faculty, staff, parents and others to the resources available to help a student in need. Services participating in DukeReach come from across campus. The program is managed by the Dean of Students Office.



Are you concerned about your physical or mental health? Has a student's behavior caused you to worry about his or her potential future actions?  Through this website we hope to provide you with the resources you need to assist a student or, get the appropriate help so that someone else may do so. All of us at Duke care deeply about the success and well-being of our students.

 

Report a Concern via the web.

Download the DukeReach Supplemental Guide to Faculty and Staff booklet.

Contact Us
During business hours you may contact us at 919-681-2455 or email us at dukereach@duke.edu. We will connect you to the appropriate resources.

For emergencies after business hours, call Duke Police (919-684-2444) or page the Dean on-Call (919-970-4169).

Reporting a Concern

For Emergencies, call Duke Police at 919-684-2444, or dial 9-1-1. This number will be answered by Duke Police on campus, and by Durham Police off campus.

We invite you to look through our resources. If you are concerned about a student's health or behavior, please complete a DukeReach report via the web, or call 919-681-2455. We would be happy to assist you.

Resources for Assistance

Below is an alphabetical listing of resources to assist you in solving the problem, concern, or conflict you are facing. 

If you are not sure where to begin and would like to speak to someone during regular business hours, contact the main DukeReach line (919-681-2455) or the Dean of Students Office (919-668-3853). For emergencies after business hours, contact the Dean on-Call pager (919-970-4169) or Duke Police (919-684-2444).

Assistance & Intervention

To speak with someone regarding a student in distress, call the DukeReach line at 919-681-2455 (business hours). After hours, you may leave a message, and your call will be returned promptly the next business day. If it is after hours and the situation is urgent, call Duke Police (919-684-2444 / 911) or page the Dean on-Call (pager: 919-970-4169).

The information below is provided to help connect you with the assistance you need to meet the needs of a distressed student. All of these resources are available to you and to students during regular business hours unless otherwise noted.

If you believe you need more immediate assistance please click here to be referred to the Safety and Security section of this website.

Safety & Security

If you are concerned about the immediate safety of a student or those around a student dial 911 or call Duke Police at 919-684-2444.

Duke University wants all faculty, students, and staff to be safe on or off campus. If you are in a situation involving an individual who may be an imminent threat to self or others, call 911 or contact Duke University Police at 919-684-2444.

DUPD provides 24-hour law enforcement and security services including emergency response. DUPD will dispatch EMS if the situation requires.

Sometimes the concerns we have can be solved through the intervention of another department or person. If it would help you to speak directly with the Dean on-Call, please page the Dean on-Call at 919-970-4169. The Dean on-Call will return your page within 10 minutes. If you cannot wait for the return call from the Dean on-Call please dial 911 or contact Duke University Police at 919-684-2444.

Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly asked questions are separated in this area into questions geared toward:

It's Your Move

It's Your Move, Duke's bystander intervention training initiative, began Fall 2012. This training helps trainees reduce barriers that keep individuals from intervening with problem or concerning behaviors. With a focus on taking action, bystander intervention training helps participants understand what a bystander is, provides options for taking action and teaches skills for effective interventions. The training addresses a range of potentially harmful situations from medical emergencies to the emotional injury of discrimination. Topic areas covered include: academics and unethical behaviors, disordered eating, depression and other mental illnesses, hazing, sexism/gender violence, homophobia, substance use, sexual health and safety, suicide, and racism.

For more information contact Tom Szigethy at 919-681-4646 or thomas.szigethy@duke.edu.

Additional bystander intervention programs on specific topic areas are available through the following departments:

Request a DukeReach Training

If you are interested in learning more about DukeReach and how to recognize and respond to students in distress, please contact:

Office of Case Management
919-681-2455
david.wiltshire@duke.edu

Trainings are currently offered on an as-requested basis. A schedule of training sessions is forthcoming. Please check back.