Student Engagement

  • From Where I Stand

    From Where I Stand

  • 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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  • Monday Motivations

    Free Food | Friendly Folk | Casual Conversation.  

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  • Culture Clash

    Culture Clash

  • Party Monitor Training

    Party Monitor Trainings

    Party Monitor Training was developed at the requested by  of student leaders and is coordinated through the Duke Student Wellness Center.

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Who We Are: 

Student Affairs and our academic partners are integrating experiential learning with classroom instruction in all aspects of Duke life, on campus and beyond. There are opportunities everywhere to explore your interests, to get involved, and when the time is right, to lead the way.

Have You Heard?

Oct 15, 2014

We had just wrapped up at the Istanbul Archaeology Museum, drained from taking in all the incredible history exhibited in the museum’s three buildings. The consensus was to take the tram to a spot for lunch, then hop on it again to find a baklava shop we’d heard is amazing. The tram is one of several fantastic methods of public transportation used by what feels like everyone (at the same time) in the city of Istanbul. A seat on the bus, metro, or tram is a highly coveted spot that is not easily attained. In fact, sometimes just getting on any of these vehicles is a nearly impossible feat because they are so crowded. “Maximum Capacity” doesn’t seem to be a concept as firmly held here as it is in the U.S. As we approached the tram, desperately seeking nourishment after an exhausting outing of museum-going, we discovered hoards of other people on the platform who we would soon have to fight for a spot. The tram arrived and its doors opened, the poor passengers inside desperately trying to escape before being trampled by the masses boarding.

Sep 02, 2014

Hey Dukies! I'm back in the Dirty D and it feels so good. As one of the few juniors who has remained in Durham for the Fall, I have to say that I'm pumped to be part of the elite few who elected for “Duke in Durham” this semester.

This past summer, I lived in rural Nepal for 3 months working for the United Nations. Though Duke was instrumental in giving me that experience, the experience itself was largely Duke-less. I woke up most mornings wondering how I, on my own, was going to navigate the inevitable adventures of the day.