Women's Center

Student Groups

The Women's Center advises a number of student groups that align with our mission--see the list below for more information.

The Women's Center also works with other student groups by co-sponsorsing particular events that further our mission. To be considered for this kind of support, student groups must complete the co-sponsorship form and email it to womenctr@duke.edu at least two weeks prior to the event. Download the form here.

Graduate and Professional Women's Network

The Graduate and Professional Women's Network (GPWN) provides personal and professional networking opportunities to Duke's graduate and professional women students. The group:

  • provides a space to network with women from other departments and schools, as well as with professors, administrators, and community members
  • sponsors programs that teach skills that will help graduate and professional women succeed in their educational and professional careers
  • provides a forum for discussion of campus and community issues;
  • advocates on behalf of graduate and professional school women students to the Duke administration.


WiSE at Duke serves as a liaison between women science and engineering students and the administration, and sponsors events in which women faculty members and students in science and engineering can come together and share experiences and ideas for change. WiSE is affiliated with the Duke University Women's Center and is supported by grants from the Office of Graduate Student Affairs and the Graduate and Professional Student Council.

For more information, visit http://www.duke.edu/web/wise/.

Women's Housing Option (WHO)

If you are interested in living with a diverse group of women, then check out WHO, Duke's newest women's housing option on West Campus.

Visit the HDRL website for more information.

Women's Mentoring Network (WMN)

WMN strives to link all females on campus, especially forming a network between freshmen females and upperclassmen. We host a variety of events on campus, ranging from Friday night dinners, a multi-day public speaking workshop, movie nights at the Women’s Center, Duke conversations at Washington Duke, sign and bridge painting, a special retreat at the Knight House, and eye-opening dialogue between diverse women. New for this year, we have a mentoring program that pairs freshmen mentees with upperclass mentors.

Learn more about WMN at http://dukegroups.duke.edu/wmn/.