Join Duke’s community of high impact changemakers
We recognize that at some point in your Duke experience you may not have felt like you or your voice mattered. And when you think about those times, you likely wonder how you can make it better for the next generation of historically marginalized students who identify or affiliate with different social identity groups.
Duke, however, is changing, and we believe our diversity makes us stronger.
Our student body is comprised of more than 50 percent students of color. We are more than 55 percent women. And, we are more than 50 percent students with demonstrated financial need.
As our student population grows more representative, so do our alumni. And that makes us proud. Together, our community is building a more inclusive Duke.
And, that’s why we are serious about creating a Duke where everyone feels valued.
That’s the power of us.
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Students at Duke rely on the alumni community for advice and networking.
Connect one-on-one with a student or young alum based on your experiences, interests, and skills.
It's easy to get involved and make your commitment to Duke's diversity goals.
Use our AI tool to communicate with a variety of students or young alumni to offer advice, answer their specific questions, or make connections.
Explore a variety of new, curated diverse giving opportunities based on your preferences that directly benefit student affinities, identities, or interests.
We’ll make sure you’re recognized and have ways to see the collective impact of your time and money among our community of changemakers.
An Unprecedented Opportunity
“We recognize that Duke’s ongoing transition from a closed campus for the few to an open campus for all has been a slow and difficult one—and that many of you faced barriers to success or outright discrimination in your daily life as students. That’s precisely why we need your voice in shaping a better future—it is only through learning from your experience that we can expand our university’s diversity in thought and action.
Duke’s diverse alumni and their allies have the power to ensure the best, brightest, and most deserving students have a place at Duke today and into the future. Together, our collective impact will drive lasting change for Duke and our local and global community. I hope you will join us in this important initiative.”
We are actively building a more inclusive Duke.
Duke students and alumni who identify with diverse populations
(as of 2022)