DSCB Program Involvement
Current DSCB students are intimately involved with programming and advocating for their student peers. This can be through organizing events for our "Niche Buddy" program which helps mentor new incoming students.
Graduate Student Groups & some resources listed below:
- BGPSA (Black Graduate & Professional Student Association)
- BioCoRE (Bioscience Collaborative for Research Engagement)
- Bouchet Society Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA)
- Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity (CSGD)
- DukeOUT (LGBTQIA+ group for Duke Graduate & Professional Students)
- Office of Biomedical Graduate Education (OBGE) oSTEM Chapter (Out in STEM)
- NASA (Native American Student Alliance)
- SACNAS Chapter (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science)
- WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering)
DukeReach directs students, faculty, staff, parents, and others to the resources available to help a student in need. DukeReach is located in the Dean of Students Office and works with departments and groups across campus and in the community, including Housing, CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services), Student Health, community health providers, the Academic Resource Center, and more.
Professionalism is a core value and expectation of all Duke School of Medicine faculty. As a community, each of us affirms and animates this value through our daily interactions with each other, our learners, our team members, our trainees, our patients, and the public. While professional behavior is the overwhelming norm, academic medicine is a highly complex, high-stakes work environment in which episodes that test the boundaries of professionalism can occur. This site includes specific advice on how to provide feedback and move toward resolution if a person is engaging in unprofessional behavior.
(GPSC) GPSC is the graduate and professional student government organization on campus. Their website has resources for various aspects of student life at Duke. One DSCB student serves as as representative on this Council Duke's Graduate & Professional
The Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) is responsible for implementing and monitoring Duke University's harassment and discrimination policies that ensure and support an environment free of harassment and discrimination. It is important to know the policies and procedures.
Life in Durham
International House (IHOUSE)
- For our International Graduate Students, visit the International House page in Student Affairs
- Dental Office
- Health Insurance
- New Student Information (Immunization, Health Insurance, Health Fee, etc.)
There are many options for commuting to campus. Many students take advantage of the numerous places to live near campus and walk or bike. The cycling commute is especially pleasant if you live in the area around Duke's East Campus. To park on campus, you will need a parking permit. The most convenient lot for most students is Circuit. You probably won't get a pass there during your first year, but we highly recommend putting yourself on the waitlist. In the mean time, you can get a pass for one of the remote lots and use the Duke bus system to get to lab and classes. You can also get a carpool pass for some of the more in-demand lots if you group with others. If you live within walking distance, you can still park on campus for free after 5 pm and on the weekends if you request a night pass.
One of the biggest events on campus for graduate and professional students is Campout. It's a weekend-long party while we wait to get much coveted Duke basketball tickets!
Want to indulge your competitive side or get some exercise while getting to know your colleagues? Check out the Duke University Intramural Sports program.