Policies & Procedures

Duke University is an institution and community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. Our equal opportunity policies affirmatively protect all Duke students, staff, and applicants, ensuring that employment and educational decisions are based on individual merit, as opposed to stereotypes and biases. Duke's equal opportunity policies apply to all employment and educational actions and decisions.

Links to Policies and Procedures

Listed here are links to the major policies and procedures involving diversity, equity, and inclusion at Duke.


Employees with concerns or questions are encouraged to address them as soon as possible by speaking with their manager, supervisor, department chair or dean. Students are encouraged to raise concerns or questions with their department chair, dean, advisor, or Victoria Krebs, Associate Dean, Office of Student Conduct,,, 919-684-6938. Students and employees may also contact us, the Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) directly. Our telephone number is: 919-684-8222. In an emergency, contact 911.

Confidential assistance is available for employees through the Personal Assistance Service, 919-416-1727 (Duke Raleigh employees should call 919-872-4786); confidential assistance for undergraduate, graduate and professional students of all genders is available through the Office of Gender Violence Prevention in the Women’s Center,, 919-684-3897 (M-F 9am-5pm), 919-970-2108 (pager after hours, weekends, holidays) and through Ada Gregory, Student Ombudsperson,, 919-684-6334.

Additional information on resources and supports for students can be found here. Information on resources and supports for employees can be found here.