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About Launch

“Better members. Better groups. Better Duke.”

Duke Launch is an on-campus leadership service staffed by trained Launch Student-Agents under UCAE. Our dynamic student team works within UCAE to support student groups and individuals on campus by providing our expertise on leadership and involvement at Duke. We do this in 2 parts.

First, we seek to help student groups and campus organizations solve their issues and achieve full potential by providing important resources and leadership skills through team-building retreats, special events, and workshops. Additionally, Launch can also help you with budgets and finance, recruitment, retention, membership engagement, transitioning, and more. 

Second, we serve as an information hub for students and campus organizations to discover what Duke’s campus has to offer by providing individuals with connections and resources through one-on-one personalized appointments. Our appointments team holds meetings with groups applying to be Recognized or Chartered by SOFC, as well as personalized campus engagement appointments, individual appointments, groups appointments, retreat appointments, or general leadership/group related appointments.

Contact Launch

Please make an appointment and we can set up a meeting at a different time that is more convenient and will allow for a better conversation.

You can also always stop by our office in the Center for Leadership Development & Social Action in Few FF across from the Allen Building on the West Bus Stop circle or email us at

Check out our Facebook page for photos from events, status updates, and interesting posts on leadership. Check out our Duke Groups Page for articles on tips, photos, and additional Launch event information.