Center for LGBT Life
The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Life provides a safe space for students to explore, understand and celebrate their sexual identities. In addition to sponsoring an array of student groups, the Center for LGBT Life hosts annual events, weekly events, mentorship programs, advocacy groups, discussion groups and training programs. The Center for LGBT Life is also associated with the Program in the Study of Sexualities, hosts office hours on East and West Campus, and has a great library and DVD collection. Stop by at 02 West Union Building or visit their website.
The vision of the Center for Multicultural Affairs is to create a more vibrant and inclusive multicultural student community. Through their programs and services, the CMA promotes community engagement, multicultural education, and leadership development. The CMA offers a very welcoming environment and a wide range of programs that encourages students to better understand themselves and the world around them. Check out their website to learn more about what the CMA is up to on campus this year or stop the Center, located in the lower level of the Bryan Center next to the Von Cannons.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is open to all students facing any kind of challenge. CAPS offers services such as brief individual counseling/psychotherapy, consultation, couples and group counseling, assistance with referrals, and workshops about stress and meditation. CAPS is also a great resource for finding more information about various mental health topics and well being. Making an appointment at CAPS is easier than the typical student assumes; if you’re interested call (919) 660-1000 or visit their website to check it out.
Duke Reach is a comprehensive outreach program to identify and manage students at risk for significant difficulties related to mental health, physical health, and/or psycho-social adjustment. The office works to connect faculty, staff, parents and others to resources available to students in need. If you are concerned about yourself or a friend and would like to speak with a University Case Manager, you can fill out a Duke Reach report or call (919)-668-3853. In case of an emergency, call Duke Police at (919)-684-2444, or dial 9-1-1.
The Wellness Center works for the health and well-being of the Duke Community. DuWell is most active in helping students make good decisions around health issues, alcohol and substance use but is also a great resource for various dimensions of wellness including financial, spiritual, intellectual, social, self-care and values and choices. The Wellness Center also works with student groups to lead programs and workshops on various topics such as alcohol abuse prevention, sexual health, and stress management. Stop by the center, which is located in the Crowell building underneath the Coffeehouse on East Campus, or check out their website.
Activities and Events
Simply put, the UCAE assists with event planning and campus programming needs. The UCAE is an encompassing facet of campus covers a wide range of services. The Duke Groups website is a compilation of the 400+ student organizations while the UCAE website has the resources for you to start your own group if you don’t see what you want. Duke Student Government, Duke Partnership for Service, Duke University Union, Duke Student Media, and the Student Organization Finance Committee are all advised by UCAE. The Center offers a wide range of programs and services to allow students to engage with the community and find extra-curricular activities. Check out their website and start exploring!
The Women’s Center (WC) works to foster diverse learning and living environments that are safe and empowering for female-identified students and those who support them at Duke. A large variety of groups dedicated to empowering women and promoting gender equity operate underneath the umbrella of the WC. In addition to sponsoring a number of student groups, the WC hosts a variety of weekly discussions, outside speakers, internships and training programs. If you or someone you know has been the victim of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, sexual misconduct or stalking, the WC provides confidential assistance and services. Monday–Friday, 9am-5pm: Call 919-684-3897, email WCHelp@duke.edu, or walk in (no appointment necessary). After-hours, weekends, holidays: Page 919-970-2108 or email WCHelp@duke.edu Stop by their office on East Campus on the garden level of the Crowell Building (rear of building, under the Coffeehouse) or visit their website to learn more.