Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) helps Duke students enhance their strengths and learn to cope with the trials of living, growing, and learning. CAPS offers many services to Duke undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including brief individual counseling/psychotherapy, consultation, couples and group counseling, and assistance with referrals. CAPS' staff also provide outreach education programs to student communities, promoting an empathic and supportive culture. Staff members are available for consultation with faculty concerning students or other matters relating to mental health in the university community. The CAPS staff includes psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatrists experienced in working with college-age adults. CAPS' staff carefully adhere to professional standards of ethics, privacy and confidentiality.
DuWell works to enhance the educational experience for Duke students by addressing substance use and abuse issues and promoting healthy physical, emotional and social development, including issues related to sexual health. We offer one-on-one screening (for substance use) and health coaching, workshops and trainings on the different topic areas of wellness (including Social Host Education, Stress and Sexual Health workshops) and programs for student groups upon request. Consultation on prevention of high-risk behavior and promotion of wellness is available to students, faculty, professionals and staff. DuWell is dedicated to fostering a living/learning environment on campus and within the surrounding community that encourages the full development of the individual as an engaged member of the community.
DukeReach provides direct case management services including interventions, advocacy, referrals and follow-up services for students who are experiencing significant difficulties related to mental health, physical health, and/or psycho-social adjustment. The Assistant and Associate Deans in DukeReach coordinate student services and provide connections with campus departments as well as outside agencies and providers.
Parent & Family Programs
Parent & Family Programs is committed to forming partnerships with and providing resources for parents and families of Duke students. While we encourage students to fully immerse themselves in our campus environment, we realize that parents continue to play a valuable role in their lives. We provide a variety of programs and services to keep parents abreast of life at Duke, including a monthly Parents’ Newsletter, occasional email and web messages, and an annual Parents’ & Family Weekend that offers a constellation of information sessions, performances, athletic events, and other opportunities to engage in all that Duke has to offer.
New Student Programs
The Office of New Student Programs works with numerous partners across campus and the Durham community to coordinate incoming first-year and transfer student orientation. Each August (and for a smaller number of students in January) this team welcomes close to 1800 new students to the Duke community. Using the pillars of student acclimation, academic exploration and community building, the office seeks to ensure students know Duke is a place they can call home. This team also oversees pre-orientation programs, the First-Year Advisory Counselor (FAC) and Transfer Advisory Counselor (TAC) Programs, coordinates the Duke Common Experience Summer Reading Program and organizes the Blue Book.
Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards
The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards promotes personal responsibility and encourages honesty, integrity and respect among Duke students. The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards is responsible for holding undergraduate students accountable for academic and non-academic violations of university policy, which flow from Duke's honor code (the Duke Community Standard). The disciplinary process is designed to be an educational one by which individuals or groups recognize their mistakes and learn from them. The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards also serves as an advocate for and resource to student victims of crime, illness, harassment, or other crises, and it advises the Undergraduate Conduct Board. In addition, the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards provides conflict resolution services and training to the university community, assisting students through all stages of the conflict resolution process, including coaching, informal conversations and formal mediated settlements.
Student Health Services at Duke University is jointly supported by the Division of Student Affairs and the Department of Pediatrics. The Duke Student Health Center is the primary source for a wide range of healthcare services, many of which are covered by the Student Health Fee. Our mission is to provide evidence-based, patient-centered health care to the Duke student community in a professional and compassionate manner that directly contributes to the student's well-being and overall success.
Duke is proud to have veteran students, faculty and staff among our community members, and support them through Veterans Services. The Division of Student Affairs is available to assist in your experience. To support your campus life, we have brought together many resources from throughout the Duke and Durham community. We hope that you will take advantage of the available resources and let us know how we may assist and support your needs.