Women's Center

Programs & Services

Students are integral to the development and implementation of programs and services offered by the Women's Center. Their contribution allows us to offer a range of programming that includes, but is not limited to, the programs described below.

For more information about any of these programs, or to implement an idea of your own, please contact womenctr@duke.edu.

 

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Empowerment

Know who you are and what you stand for, then lead.  Our campus space, programming and staff are here to support, connect and empower women to be strong, self-assured and streetwise savvy.

Salary Smart | Wisdom in Action (WIA) | SHEntrepreneur in Residence | Polished Pebbles: The College Edition | National Diversity Conference | Passing the Torch Mentorship Program

 

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Education & Outreach

The DUWC offers dialogues and discussions around issues of sexism, feminism, gender identity development, intersectionalities of oppression and gender violence. Staff, student interns and trained facilitators encourage discussions on gender and campus climate issues for student groups, classes or other organizations. Send a request by emailing womenctr@duke.edu.

Gender Violence Education  |  P.A.C.T.

 

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Building Community
At the Women's Center, we believe that at the core of a feminist community are relationships, resilience, and resistance. Our center seeks to build this community by providing a space for students to connect and build relationships across all identities and experiences, providing opportunities to build knowledge and skills, and supporting students in creating counter-narratives.

Duke  ACT | She Devil Eats on East | Wind Down Wednesdays | DUFemPod

 

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Activism
Activism is intentionally acting in ways that demand, support, and create social change. As one becomes more aware of societal issues and articulates these struggles, a desire to create change follows. The Women's Center supports students with resources, training and other opportunities as they explore activism, build skills and lead social change on campus and beyond.

The Beautiful Project | Reproductive Justice ½ Conference

 

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Civic Engagement
Through curricular and co-curricular programs, the Women's Center encourages students to connect scholarship from the classroom to real world problems,  to consider alternative frameworks for judgment and action, and to draw meaning from experiences that push them to critique theory from practice and practice from theory.

Alternative Fall Break | Alternative Spring Break

 

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Join us as we forge ahead creating another 25 years of memorable experiences at Duke University, changing the world, one woman at a time.

Signature Events | Save The Date | Past Events

 

 

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Duke Men's Project

The Duke Men's Project aims to create a space of brotherhood fellowship dedicated to interrogating male privilege and patriarchy as it exists in our lives, our campus and our society. Our intention is to rework current narratives of masculinity for a healthier alternative; one that is inclusive, equitable and positive.

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