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Download the 2017 DukeReach Resource Guide for students, or the DukeReach Guide for Faculty for Responding to Students in Distress for instructional faculty.

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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).

Academic Advising Center: The Academic Advising Center can assist undecided Trinity College students in making decisions regarding their academic path. All students are assigned an academic dean who, in conjunction with the student's academic advisor, assists the student in planning an academic path. If you or an undecided Trinity College student you know is experiencing academic difficulties or has questions about any aspect of Duke academic life, contact the Academic Advising Center for assistance.

Phone: 919-684-6217

Academic Resource Center: The Academic Resource Center assists students with time management and provides peer tutoring as well as special services for students with ADD or ADHD. The Academic Resource Center is available to assist all students, and it is located on the second floor of the Academic Advising Center on East Campus.


Phone: 919-684-5917

Career Center: The Career Center provides a wide range of services attending to all aspects of students’ career development and life planning. The Career Center can help a student learn about their options and make decisions regarding their future. There are many resources a student can access including information about internships, Career Week, choosing a major, life after graduation, the job search, and career counseling.


Phone: 919-660-1050

Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity: The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity is dedicated to providing advocacy, education and resources for faculty, staff, students and alumni. If you are working with a student who is struggling with sexual identity or experiencing conflict in class as a result of tension related to homophobia or sexual orientation, the Center can help. Additionally, the Center provides programs and resources for the entire community.

Phone: 919-684-6607


Duke Student Wellness Center: The Duke Student Wellness Center works with Duke students and administration to promote good decision making around health issues, alcohol and substance use. These include campus-wide discussions and programs in concert with faculty and staff with an emphasis on a cultural awareness of the impact that high-risk substance use/abuse has on a community. Additionally, the Center provides an abundance of resources to link students to programs and services. 

Phone: 919-681-8421

Fraternity & Sorority Life: The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life advises and assists Greek letter organizations on campus. If you are working with a student who has questions about Greek life or are experiencing problems related to Greek life, Fraternity & Sorority Life can help. Additionally, the office works with the four Greek Councils: Panhellenic Association, Interfraternity Council, Inter-Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council. 

Phone: 919-684-9401

The Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) is the umbrella student government organization for Duke’s nine graduate and professional schools. GPSC represents and advocates on behalf of graduate and professional students; programs events of interest to the student community; and financially supports the programming of student groups.

International House: The mission of the International House is to provide educational services and advocacy to the international population at Duke as well as outreach to the Durham community. The IHouse offers extensive cross-cultural programming and information to enhance the global mission of the university.

Phone: 919-684-3585


Jewish Life at Duke: Jewish Life at Duke strives to enrich the lives of Jewish students through social, educational, religious, cultural, social-action, and community-service activities. Jewish Life at Duke provides programs, Shabbat and holiday services, and resources for students.


Phone: 919-684-6422

Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture: The Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture provides programs and resources for faculty, students, and staff. Programs and services are designed to deal creatively, critically, and supportively with individuals and entities in order to foster consciousness about the significance of Black experiences.

Phone: 919-684-3814

Center for Multicultural Affairs: The Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) works to support students of color and cultural communities. The Multicultural Center provides programs and services and a variety of resources for the Duke community.

Phone: 919-684-6756

Ombudsperson:

  • Provides a neutral, safe, and confidential environment to talk
  • Listens to concerns and complaints and discusses appropriate options
  • Helps to evaluate those options
  • Assists students in resolving problems
  • Mediates conflicts, convenes meetings, engages in "shuttle diplomacy"
  • Refers students to appropriate campus resources
  • Provides information about university resources

Phone: 919-684-5917

Office of Institutional Equity: Under the auspices of the President, the Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) provides institutional leadership in sustaining a respectful and inclusive environment. OIE can provide information for faculty, students, and staff regarding Diversity and Equity, EEO/Affirmative Action, Harassment Prevention, Policies, and Resources.  

Phone: 919-684-8222

Pratt School of Engineering: The Pratt School of Engineering can provide you with assistance related to academic resources for undergraduate and graduate students and offers general academic assistance for engineering students in need of ongoing support. If you need specific contact information for people and departments within the Pratt School of Engineering, click here.

Phone: 919-660-5386

Religious Life: Religious Life is part of the Duke Chapel and provides resources and connections to over 25 campus ministries affiliated with Duke University. Additionally, Religious Life provides the Pathways program to help college students engage in their spiritual development.

Phone: 919-684-2909

Housing, Dining & Residence Life: Housing, Dining & Residence Life (HDRL) provides on-campus housing for undergraduates and some graduate students. Undergraduate students can live on East, West, or Central Campus; please see the Programs and Services link for more information. HDRL has several other resources that may assist you. 

Phone:  919-684-4304

Student Conduct: The Office of Student Conduct oversees the undergraduate conduct process. Student Conduct also serves as an advocate for and resource to student victims of crime, illness, harassment, or other crises. If you would like to file a report of potential misconduct or other concern for the Student Conduct staff to address, please access the incident report form. Resources for faculty concerned about classroom misconduct, accused students, and parents are available on the website.

Phone: 919-684-6938


Student Disability Access Office: The Student Disability Access Office (SDAO) is charged with the responsibility of exploring possible coverage and reasonable accommodations for students for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act. The mission of the SDAO is to provide and coordinate accommodations, support services, and auxiliary aids for qualified students with disabilities. In order to begin the process a student must provide documentation. Faculty may find this page useful in working with students with Disabilities.

Phone: 919-668-1267

Trinity College: Trinity College of Arts & Sciences is Duke's liberal arts undergraduate college. Students will find advising information for both undecided and declared students, information regarding requirements (T-Reqs) and academic programs, and a listing of academic deans and their areas. If you need special support for an undeclared student, contact the Academic Advising Center. If you need support for a declared student, the student's academic dean can assist you.


Phone: 919-684-6217 - undecided or premajor students

Phone: 919-684-2130 - students who have declared a major

Trinity's Office of Student Returns (serving students taking a leave from or returning to Duke) may be accessed here: http://trinity.duke.edu/osr .               

Women's Center: Through education, outreach, and advocacy, the Duke University Women’s Center fosters diverse learning and living environments that are safe and empowering for all women and men in the Duke community. The staff is committed to a campus culture that provides all students access to a full range of personal and professional choices, fosters agency and self-determination for all, and creates transformative experiences to understand and resist patriarchal oppression in our lives and the world. The Women’s Center provides programs and services, resources, publications, and a book exchange for faculty, students, and staff.

Phone: 919-684-3897. (After hours: 919-970-2108 (pager).)

          Gender Violence Services: Gender Violence Services are offered at Duke through the Office of Gender Violence Prevention and Intervention in the Women’s Center. If you are a student at Duke University (of any gender) and are a victim-survivor of gender violence, you can contact us 24/7: Monday–Friday, 9am-5pm: Call 919-684-3897, email WCHelp@duke.edu, or walk in – no appointment necessary. After hours, weekends, holidays: Page Women's Center staff at 919-970-2108 or email WCHelp@duke.edu.
 If this is an emergency situation and you feel you are in danger, call 911 or Duke Police at 919-684-2444.