group photo of students in of the Multicultural Resource center

Welcome to the Doctor of Physical Therapy at Duke! Our program is committed to diversity, inclusion, and celebrating everyone that enters our program. We know that beginning in the department will be a transition for you and your family and would like to make this transition as comfortable as possible. In addition to the faculty and staff within the Doctor of Physical Therapy program,  Duke also has many resources on campus that can help to support you in your new life in Durham, North Carolina.

Upcoming Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Events at Duke

Anti-Racism at Duke

The Anti-Racism website is Duke’s central repository of information about anti-racism work, including data regularly collected and publicized to monitor progress, details of new and ongoing programs, research highlights, and educational and training materials for wider use across the Duke community. 

DiversiTea Newsletter

The intent of the DiversiTea newsletter is to create a sustainable, interactive collection of work that embodies diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Othopaedic Inclusion Work Group (OIW) Resources, Readings, and Updates

Dr. Erica Taylor, OIW Chair, presented Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion @Duke Ortho : Moving Forward During a Movement at the July 13, 2020, Faculty Meeting. See her slides here.


Professor Ashleigh Rosette, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations and a Center of Leadership and Ethics Scholar at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She is also a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences, video on 5 Things Leaders Must Consider to Effectively Address Racial Inequality


The On Being Project is an independent, nonprofit media and public life initiative, founded by Krista Tippett, a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, a New York Times bestselling author, and a National Humanities Medalist. Here she revisits a 2015 New York Times essay by Eula Bliss on White Debt, or listen to their discussion on Whiteness on a recent podcast.

Resources for Institutional Efforts Resources

Resources for Engaging in Anti-Racism Work and Practicing Solidarity

Resources for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to Engage in Self-Care


Community Engagement

To allow members of the Duke community to access the June 16, 2020 Living While Black event, Duke has posted the videos of the four sessions online, available to any member of the Duke community with a Duke NetID.