Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion, & Climate

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The P&N Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion, and Climate aims to examine and improve departmental norms, curricula, and interactions to support diversity and inclusion across all areas of our department. 

To meet its goals, The Task Force has established three agenda areas:

  • Assessment
  • Education
  • Communication

Read The Task Force's Update Report

Stella Powell-Williams

Stella Powell-Williams Award

Named for the long-time Duke employee, this award was established in 2020 by the P&N Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion, and Climate to recognize students based on the community impact of their proposed research.

2020 Recipients are: Jack Brooks, Mikella Green and Jaime Castrellon

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Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Resources for Students 
  • Duke-SACNAS: The Duke University Chapter of SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) is a student group dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists in science.
  • Duke University Black Student Alliance: The Duke University Black Student Alliance promotes academic achievement and intellectual pursuit, cultivates dynamic leadership, and strives to eliminate social barriers for all.  Ultimately, the Black Student Alliance recognizes the humanity of others and demands that they do the same.
  • Duke Student Affairs - Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity: The Duke Student Affairs - Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity is committed to achieving an inclusive campus climate for students, staff, faculty, and alumni with marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions through education, advocacy, support, mentoring, academic engagement, and providing space.
  • Duke University Center for Muslim Life: Duke University Center for Muslim Life is committed to enriching the lives of Muslim students and the whole campus through events and activities that cater to the spiritual, social, and intellectual needs of Duke students.
  • Bridging Opportunities & Networking in Diversity (BOND) Council: Bridging Opportunities & Networking in Diversity (BOND) Council is a collaboration of student leaders from graduate level organizations who offer programming, service, and social events within the Duke Medicine community. The goal of the council is to support and foster inter-professional collaboration and innovation while providing peer to peer mentoring.
  • Duke International House: Duke International House provides educational programs, services, and advocacy to Duke global community on campus as well as outreach to the greater Durham area.  They also offer extensive cross-cultural information and training to enhance the diversity mission of the university.
  • Duke University Career Center: The Duke University Career Center assists students in their journey of career development and job-related pursuits. Toward this end, they have curated a resource hub to provide information for Duke undergraduate and graduate students. The Career Center values and acknowledges the importance of recognizing intersectionality and diversity within groups and encourages students and alumni to explore all resources with which they identify.


Resources Campus-Wide
  • Duke Office for Institutional Equity: The Duke Office for Institutional Equity provides institutional leadership in enhancing respectful, diverse, and inclusive work and learning environments for the Duke community. The Duke Office for Institutional Equity offers a range of services that uphold values of equity and diversity as well as support compliance efforts in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and harassment prevention.
  • Duke HR Diversity & Institutional Equity Policies​: The Duke HR Diversity & Institutional Equity Policies offers comprehensive details about Duke’s Human Resources policies regarding diversity and institutional equity.
  • Multicultural Resources Center: The Multicultural Resources Center assists with the preparation of learners, staff, and faculty to work and live in a world of diverse people who differ along the lines of culture, faith, gender, sexuality, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Duke’s Samuel Dubois Cook Society: The mission of the Society is to recognize, to celebrate, and to affirm the presence of African American students, faculty, and staff at Duke University.
  • Duke Health Disparities Consortium (DHDC): The Duke Health Disparities Consortium (DHDC) is an interdisciplinary consortium of Duke faculty, staff and learners (students, residents, fellows) who are engaged/interested in health disparities work.
  • Diversity Toolkit: Diversity Toolkit is a one-stop resource for diversity education.


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