Duke's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Duke University President Vincent Price released a statement to commemorate Juneteenth and mark the University's commitment to anti-racism. Read that statement here.

Dean Mary Klotman, MD, also discussed the Duke University School of Medicine's commitment to acknowledging systematic racism and building a path toward equity and inclusion within the School. Watch Turning a Moment into a Movement: Dismantling Racism at the School of Medicine and Beyond here.


SOM D&I leadersThe ODI has formally identified, coached, and on-boarded 44 leaders within Departments, Centers, and Institutes within the School of Medicine. These leaders inform and guide unit-level strategies and translate best and promising D&I practices from central efforts to local applications in partners with their chairs or other leaders.

These D&I leaders also serve as liaisons to the ODI and act as delegates within the School-wide Inclusion Council, partnering with their Chairs, Center, and Department leaders to advance D&I strategies.


Within Duke University

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Learn more about our institutional commitment to these values from our Office for Institutional Equity.