Campus Life and Activities by Levone


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Student Affairs
The mission of Duke Student Affairs is to develop a student body engaged in individual and collective activities that enhance the life of the mind, body, and spirit. Student Affairs educates students in community living, social skills, ethical behavior, citizenship and social justice, appreciation of the arts, leadership skills, coping with adversity, health and wellness, diversity, and adaptive skills for living. The Division of Student Affairs complements the educational mission of the university by helping to connect many of the nonacademic components of the university to the academic experiences of the students. The residence halls, the athletic fields, and many student organizations play an important humanistic and holistic role in the students' university experience by developing leadership qualities, skills in interpersonal relationships, and appreciation for the care of the physical self. Thus, the university experience encompasses collectively the life of the mind, body, emotions, and, indeed, the spirit.

Residential Life
Duke enjoys a long tradition as a residential university and supplements the formal academic education of students by providing a comprehensive residence life program. A primary goal is to facilitate the creation of residential communities in which there are common interests, free-flowing exchange of ideas, relaxed social activities, and active recreational opportunities. Students, faculty, and staff work cooperatively to provide programs and activities in keeping with these guiding principles. Leadership opportunities, faculty dinners/discussions, community service opportunities, and intramural sports are but a few of the offerings in which students may choose to become involved. First-year students, with the exception of those who petition to live at home, are required to live in East Campus university residence halls. After the first year, students will reside in West Campus residence halls. After the second year, students may also elect to live in Central Campus apartments. About 85 percent of the undergraduate student body lives on campus each year, a clear indication of student appreciation for and satisfaction with the residential experience. Students enrolled beyond their fourth year and those who attend part-time are not eligible for university housing.

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First-Year-Student Residence Halls. First-year students reside on East Campus in first-year student houses, all of which are coed. A faculty member lives in-residence in all but two of the first-year houses. In addition, four professional staff members (Residence Coordinators) live on East Campus. All housing assignments are made by random lottery. Within the residence halls, single, double, or triple rooms are available. Upperclass Residences. Upperclass students live in coed residence halls on West Campus, and in the Central Campus Apartments. West Campus residence halls are organized into six quadrangles, each administered by a professional staff member (Residence Coordinator) who resides within the quad. Quads serve as the organizational framework for residence hall student governance, social and recreational activities, and various academic services and events. Each quad also features an array of selective living groups including residential fraternities and academically sponsored theme groups such as Arts, the Round Table, and Ann Firor Scott Women’s Studies. Other selective living groups include PRISM (multicultural theme), Wayne Manor (men’s social selective), and Languages (foreign languages). Within all upperclass houses, except those located in Edens and the Keohane Quads, there are triple as well as single and double rooms. Central Campus provides another housing option for juniors and seniors—a community of university-owned and operated apartments which accommodate more than 800 undergraduate students. The remainder of the complex houses a cross-section of 200 students from various graduate programs. University housing is considered to include all residence halls as well as Central Campus Apartments. All students are required to live on campus for their first three years, with freshmen living in residence halls on East Campus and sophomores living in residence halls on West Campus. Juniors must choose to live either in West Campus residence hall rooms or in Central Campus apartments, space permitting. Seniors are free to reside on campus, space permitting, or off campus in one of the numerous private housing options available near campus. Semesters taken in "study away" programs are applied to the threeyear residency requirement. Eligible students who choose to live off-campus may retain their resident status and eligibility for university housing if they follow the proper procedures as published by Residence Life and Housing Services. The university provides free on-campus bus service, connecting East, West, and Central campuses. All residence halls have resident assistants who live in-house and are supervised by staff in Residence Life and Housing Services. These graduate and undergraduate students have broad responsibilities in the residence halls which include advising the house leadership, serving as valuable resource persons for students with a variety of questions or personal concerns, and enforcing university policies when individual or group behavior fails to conform to the standards set forth by members of the university community. Within a residential quadrangle, a quad council is elected from its constituent members to perform the dual roles of programming and governance. The primary purpose of the quad system is to establish and sustain a vibrant residential community, facilitated by a rich blend of intellectual and co-curricular pursuits. All residential students pay fees as a means of supporting the programming initiatives designed for the enrichment of the community in which they live. Representatives from each quad council comprise the Campus Council which serves as the governing body to support and provide direction for residential life. Residence Hall Programming. Educational and cultural programming is planned and presented throughout the year in the residence halls through the cooperative work of Residence Life and Housing Services, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, the Pratt School of Engineering, and resident students. In all but two of the first-year residence halls, faculty members live in the halls and participate in house activities during the academic year. The Faculty Associates Program pairs faculty members with living groups in an effort to facilitate engaging and intellectually stimulating endeavors within the residence halls. There are a number of seminar rooms located in several of the first-year houses. The goals of these various residentially based programs are to enhance the quality of intellectual and social life

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for the residents on campus, to facilitate student-faculty interaction outside the formal classroom setting, and to develop greater sense of community within the individual residence halls as well as within the greater university.

Dining Facilities
All students living in campus residence halls are required to participate in a dining plan. Several dining plans are available that allow a student to make purchases in the various dining locations by accessing a prepaid account carried on the student identification card, or DukeCard (see the section on food and other expenses in the chapter ''Financial Information''). First-year plans include both board and debit accounts; plans for upperclassmen are debit accounts. In the West Union Building on West Campus, The Great Hall offers a wide variety of foods, all in one location. The Loop Pizza Grill offers gourmet salads, California- and Chicago-style pizza, and burgers. Subway serves sub sandwiches, ice cream, snacks and beverages. Chick-fil-A offers fried and grilled chicken sandwiches, salads, soft drinks, desserts, and lemonade in addition to burritos made by Cosmic Cantina. Alpine Bagels & Brews has bagels, sandwiches, assorted coffees, fresh-squeezed orange juice, yogurt, salads, and desserts. Just off the Bryan Center walkway, Pauly Dogs (located on the patio outside The Loop) offers hot dogs, soft drinks, and assorted snacks. In the Bryan Center, also on West Campus, the Alpine Atrium serves bagels, assorted coffees, sandwiches, freshsqueezed orange juice, smoothies, and salads, and desserts. The Armadillo Grill offers a variety of Tex-Mex options. McDonald’s features a full McDonald’s menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With its spacious seating and comfortable sofas, it is a one-of-a-kind facility, unlike the typical McDonald’s at the mall. Other West Campus operations include JD’s (soups/sandwiches), located at the Law School, and the Sanford Deli in the Sanford Institute for Public Policy. Quenchers Juice Bar in the Wilson Center offers refreshing drinks that complement a healthy lifestyle. The Perk (Perkins Library) is a traditional coffee bar, offering coffees, sandwiches, and pastries. Rick’s Diner in West Edens Link has breakfast all day, southern comfort food, soups, sandwiches, and salads. The Blue Devil Beanery, also in West Edens Link, serves coffee, assorted hot and cold beverages, pastries, and ice cream. The Terrace Café in the Duke Gardens features delicious baked goods as well as salads, wraps, and assorted beverages. On East Campus, The Marketplace carries an array of choices including pasta, pizza, deli, rotisserie, grill, and salad bar stations. Trinity Café has a diverse selection of quality coffees, pastries, bakery items, and snacks. In Trent Hall, Grace’s Café offers a wide variety of American and authentic Chinese cuisine. Blue Express (LSRC Pratt Dining Commons) provides hot and cold sandwiches and entrees, snacks, desserts, and drinks. Students may also use their dining plan points to purchase food items in three campus convenience stores: Uncle Harry’s General Store on Central Campus, the East Campus Store on East Campus, and the Lobby Shop on West Campus as well as concessions at athletic events; sodas and snacks from vending machines; and late night pizza and sub delivery from approved local vendors.

Religious Life
Two symbols indicate the importance of religion to this university since its founding: Eruditio et Religio, the motto on the seal of the university, and the location of the Duke Chapel at the center of the campus. The Dean of the Chapel and the Director of Religious Life work with campus ministers and staff from 25 individual groups, including Roman Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, and Protestant communities, to provide a ministry which is responsible to the plurality of religious and spiritual interests on the campus. Through the religious life of the university, students are encouraged to search for meaning, to ask the ultimate questions, to worship, to meditate in the beautiful chapel, to

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learn from outstanding theologians from a wide array of traditions, and to work to bring about a more just and humane society.

Services Available
Residence Life and Housing Services. This department works with Duke students in a variety of ways and is dedicated to creating a residential community supportive of a rich educational experience. It advises individual students regarding personal problems, houses undergraduates in the residence halls, and assists students in planning and presenting educational and cultural programs within the residence halls. Members of the Residence Life and Housing Services staff advise and support a number of residentially-based governing bodies, notably the East Campus Council, the six quad councils, Central Campus Council, and the Campus Council. Residence Life and Housing Services also works with transfer students. Staff in Residence Life and Housing Services and the Dean of Students Office oversee the university’s response to student emergencies. For more information see the Web site at http:/ / Office of the Dean of Students. This office responds to student concerns, provides advising and support to Duke’s student Greek organizations, administers the mediation program, and assists students with issues related to off-campus housing. The office plans and implements Parents and Family Weekend and New Student Orientation and coordinates the first-year student advisory counselors (FACs). FACs are upperclass men and women who are assigned to small groups of entering students. During orientation, FACs welcome their groups and help to acquaint new students with the university. The Office of the Dean of Students oversees undergraduate judicial affairs. Judicial affairs are handled by coordinating and applying the general rules and regulations of the university as well as working with all participants involved in the disciplinary process. For more information, see the Web site at The Student Health Center. The Student Health Center provides medical care, advice, and education for all currently enrolled full-time students and part-time degree candidates. The primary location for medical care is the Student Health Center in Duke Clinic (primary entrance on Flowers Drive) where students are seen, by appointment, for assessment and/or treatment. Students residing on East Campus may also use the East Campus Wellness Clinic in Wilson Hall for assistance in accessing appropriate clinical services. When a student's health needs warrant additional specialized treatment, referrals are made to other health resources within the Duke Medical Center and the Durham/Chapel Hill community. If necessary, Duke University Police provides on-campus transportation to the health care facilities. A Student Physical Therapy Clinic in Card Gym is also available for consultation and treatment of minor sports-related injuries. In addition to medical care, the Student Health Center offers a variety of wellness and health promotion programs. A full-time health education staff is available to assist students in making informed decisions that lead to healthy lifestyles at Duke and beyond. Topics of concern and interest include alcohol and other drug usage, eating and nutrition, sexual health, and stress management. Programs, meetings, and consultations are provided for groups and individuals. Information regarding the physical or mental health of Duke students is confidential, released only with the student's permission. This policy applies regardless of whether the information is requested by university officials, friends, family members, or health professionals not involved in the student's immediate care. All currently enrolled full-time students and part-time degree candidates are assessed a student health fee for each enrolled semester. This covers most of the services rendered within the Student Health Center. An optional summer health fee for students who are not enrolled in summer sessions is also available and can be purchased at the Student Health Center. Waivers are based on access to campus facilities. Therefore, waivers can be granted

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if the student resides more than 50 miles away and does not come to campus for class, research, or other academic activity for the entire semester. Students studying at the Duke Marine Lab are not eligible for the waiver. In addition to the Student Health Center, the university makes available a plan of accident and sickness insurance to protect against the high cost of unexpected illnesses or injuries which are not covered by the student health fee and would require hospitalization, surgery, or the services of specialists. This insurance covers students both on and off campus, at home, or while between home and school during interim vacation periods throughout the one-year term of the policy. All full-time students and part-time degree candidates are required to enroll in this insurance policy unless they show evidence (the name of the insurance company and policy number) that they are covered by other generally comparable insurance. Students must verify and update insurance information each semester as part of Duke’s online registration process. International students, as well, are required to show proof of health insurance coverage (either the policy offered by Duke or comparable coverage) and may not assume responsibility for personal payment of health care cost. Upon arrival on campus, all students should familiarize themselves with the Healthy Devil Online, at, the web page for Student Health, where information about hours of operation, available services, and other helpful information is posted. During the academic year they may call 681-WELL (681-9355) twenty-four hours a day for information or advice. Counseling and Psychological Services. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a range of excellent counseling and psychiatric services to address the acute emotional and psychological difficulties of students. The professional staff is composed of psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatrists experienced in working with college students. They provide evaluation and brief counseling/psychotherapy for a wide range of concerns, including college adjustment, self-esteem and identity, family relationships, academic performance, and intimacy and sexuality. While students' visits with counselors are usually by appointment, emergencies are addressed when they arise. Each semester, CAPS offers counseling groups and seminars focusing on enhanced self-understanding and coping strategies. Support groups have been offered for second generation Americans; African-American students; students completing dissertations, students with eating disorders; and gay, lesbian, and bisexual students. Other groups have addressed such topics as eating and body image concerns, emotional regulation, meditation and perfectionism. The staff is available to the university community for consultation regarding student development and mental health. CAPS' staff work with campus personnel, including administrators, faculty, student health staff, religious life staff, resident advisors, and student groups, in meeting mental health needs identified through such liaisons. Staff members are also available to lead workshops and discussion groups on topics of interest to students. CAPS, consistent with professional ethics and the North Carolina law, maintains a policy of strict confidentiality concerning information about each student's contact with CAPS. If a student desires information to be released, written authorization must be provided. CAPS' services are covered by the student health fee. For additional information, see the Bulletin of Duke University: Information and Regulations, call (919) 660-1000, or see the Web site at Career Center. The Career Center provides high quality services and programs that facilitate the career development process for Duke University students and alumni. This process teaches skills in self-assessment, career exploration, decision-making, and job selection. The center serves the students and alumni of Trinity College, the Pratt School of Engineering, and the Graduate School. DukeConnect is the center's group of nearly 4,000 alumni career advisors drawn from a broad spectrum of career fields. These volunteers provide career information, job-hunting

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strategies, and shadowing opportunities. A full-time internship coordinator plus a variety of internship options help students gain practical experience relevant to their career interests. Career counselors help students begin the process of discovering career interests and options. In addition to individual appointments, daily drop-in hours are available for quick questions. Workshops on resume and cover letter writing, interview techniques, and researching employers are offered regularly to aid students with the job search process. Students may research career fields, employers, and sources of summer and full-time work opportunities using a collection of books, periodicals, and other materials housed in the Career Center library. For more information on services and programs, go to http:// Sexual Assault Support Services. The Office of Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) provides a central on-campus resource for information and assistance regarding sexual violence. SASS offers prevention education to the Duke community and direct service to student survivors as well as their families and friends. In addition to coordinating the Survivor's Network, a support group for sexual assault survivors, SASS staff work closely with other University departments to provide comprehensive information and advocacy relevant to counseling, medical services, law enforcement, academic issues, judicial and legal concerns, and residential living. For more information, call the SASS staff at 919-684-3897 or visit the Women's Center located on West Campus. For crisis information and referral outside normal business hours, call the crisis information line at 682-6882, the Dean-on-Call, or Durham Crisis Response Center at 919-403-6562. Services for Students With Disabilities. Duke University is prepared to make reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities full participation in the same programs and activities available to students without disabilities. The Student Disability Access Office assists students with disabilities who are enrolled in Trinity College and the Pratt School of Engineering. In order to receive consideration for reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a student must have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as, but not limited to, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, performing manual tasks, walking, caring for oneself, and learning. Substantially limiting refers to an impairment that prevents an individual from performing a major life activity or significantly restricts the condition, manner, or duration under which an average person can perform a major life activity. Students requesting accommodations under the provisions of ADA (e.g., academic, housing) must consult the Director, Student Disability Access Office, at (919) 668-1267, to explore possible coverage. Students with medical conditions not covered under the provisions of ADA must consult Duke Student Health Service at (919) 684-3367 for further information. In the interest of providing reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Trinity College and the Pratt School of Engineering will accommodate students who have a documented long-term or chronic disability that prevents them from carrying a full course load. For these students, provided they are able to function academically with success, a reduced course load will be authorized by the respective student’s academic dean upon the recommendation of the director of the Student Disability Access Office. Students so authorized (and for as long as they continue to enroll in a reduced course load) are exempted from meeting normal continuation requirements, but must pass at least three of four consecutive courses taken while enrolled on a part-time basis, or at least five of six consecutive courses while on an underload. Failure to meet this standard of academic performance will result in a withdrawal for academic reasons. Students receiving the part-time accommodation are eligible for limited financial aid in accordance with federal, state, and university guidelines and may occupy university housing. Moreover, all students accommodated under this policy must have their request reviewed prior to the

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beginning of each semester and are expected to return to full enrollment when/if their health or physical condition improves sufficiently. For further information regarding this policy, please consult the Director, Student Disability Access Office, at (919) 668-1267. Receiving accommodations or special assistance at the high school level or at another college or university does not necessarily qualify an individual for the same accommodations and/or assistance at Duke University. For other academic assistance available to all Duke undergraduate students, see the section on the Academic Resource Center in this bulletin. The Vice-President for Institutional Equity is the designated compliance officer for the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The compliance officer can be reached at (919) 684-8222. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act states: "No qualified [disabled] person shall, on the basis of [disability], be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that receives benefits from federal financial assistance." (Appendix II, section 51.51(a)). Student Service Center. The Student Service Center (SSC) provides assistance with routine transactions and questions associated with student administrative services offices (bursar, registrar, financial aid, student loan, external loan, and DukeCard). The office accepts and posts payments to student accounts, collects signatures on co-payable loan and scholarship checks, distributes reimbursement and travel advance checks, provides authorized cash advances, prints official transcripts, collects forms pertaining to registration and records, manages the North Carolina Legislative Tuition Grant Program, updates student biographical and demographic data, issues International student ID cards, generates duplicate Work-Study authorization forms, issues GRE fee waivers, and processes classroom reservations for one-time events. The SSC also has walk-up computers for students to use as well as a DukeCard Self-Service Station where students can add dining and FLEX points to their DukeCard . SSC staff members are trained to answer general questions about other services that impact students including student health insurance, parking, payroll deductions, and student health services. The SSC also serves as the functional coordination unit for the undergraduate student portal - DukePass. For more information, see the Web site at

Offices for Program Planning
The Office of Student Activities and Facilities. The Office of Student Activities and Facilities helps enhance the climate of the campus through the programming efforts of organizations such as the University Union, and through advising student clubs and organizations. The Office of Student Activities serves as a resource for student organizations, student leaders, the Duke University community and the community-at-large. The office promotes the development of leadership skills through a variety of programs which both educate and support individual students and student organizations; and is the central resource for information concerning student organizations, acting both as liaison and advocate, and facilitates the financial management of organizational funds, providing both counsel and direct services. The office coordinates the event registration process for student organization events and oversees all student-related nonresidential, nonacademic facilities. For more information, go to the following Web site: The Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture. The Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture strives to increase awareness, promote self and group understanding, build unity and community, and foster an appreciation for and understanding of Black history, Black people, Black culture, and the vast contributions of people of the African Diaspora. It provides programs and services which foster the successful academic and personal

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development of black students at Duke University and positively impact the lives of all those they encounter. All of the Center’s efforts are designed to deal critically, supportively, and creatively with individuals and entities in order to foster consciousness about the significance of Black experience. The center, newly renovated in 2003, sponsors performances, lectures, films, community conversations, exhibitions, and a host of other enduring as well as innovative events. Located on the second floor of the West Union Building on West campus, the Mary Lou Williams Center was named in honor of the pianist and composer who graced Duke University as an Artist-in-Residence from 1977 until her death in 1981. For more information, see the center’s Web site at The Women's Center. Located in 126 Few Quad, across the traffic circle from the Allen Building, the Women's Center promotes the full and active participation of women in higher education at Duke by providing advocacy, support services, referrals, and educational programming on gender-related issues. Women's Center programs and services address leadership, safety, harassment, health, campus climate concerns, personal and professional development, and the intersection of gender with race, class, and sexual orientation. The center assesses and responds to the changing needs of the university community, raises awareness of how gender issues affect both women and men on campus, and serves as an advocate for individuals and groups experiencing gender-related problems, such as sexual harassment or gender discrimination. Duke's Sexual Assault Support Services is also housed in the Women's Center. The center offers internships, paid student jobs, and volunteer opportunities to help with programming and operations; houses a 3,800-volume feminist lending library; and publishes VOICES, a yearly literary magazine addressing issues of gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation on campus and in the wider community. Additionally, the center advises and serves as a meeting place for student groups addressing gender issues on campus including SHARP (Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention) peer educators, GPWN (Graduate and Professional Women's Network), and WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering). Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., the center invites students to study in its lounge or browse through its library during business hours. The center makes its space available for other student group meetings and programs in the evenings and on weekends. For more information, see the Web site at International House. International House serves as the center of co-curricular programs for internationals and U.S. Americans interested in other cultures and peoples. The mission of International House is: (1) to assist internationals and their families with orientation and acclimation; (2) to enhance cross-cultural interaction through programming and community outreach, and (3) to provide advocacy and support for the Duke international community. There are more than 1,500 international students from nearly 100 countries enrolled at Duke. Programs include an intensive orientation program at the beginning of the academic year; the International Friends Program which pairs internationals with local families to promote friendship and cross-cultural learning; Duke Partners which pairs internationals with U.S. Americans for weekly conversation and language exchange; Speakers' Panorama and Culture Clubs that arrange for internationals at Duke to present their countries to local organizations and schools; Friday Coffee Hours, a time for people of all nations to come together for refreshments and conversation; International Competency Training for groups interested in developing awareness and skills needed to manage cultural diversity at both interpersonal and organizational levels; Global Nomads, an organization for people who have lived outside their passport country because of a parent’s career choice; Spouses Program, a variety of weekly events to meet the special needs of spouses, and the International Association, a student-run group which sponsors culture nights, trips, sports, teams, and an annual campus-wide International Festival. See the Web site at http://

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The Center for Multicultural Affairs. The Center for Multicultural Affairs has as its mission two primary interrelated goals: 1) providing support services for students of color, and 2) offering educational opportunities and resources in the areas of diversity and multicultural education to the campus at-large. It has responsibility for identifying and assisting with changes in the Duke University community that promote optimum growth and development for African-American, Asian-American, Latino-American, and Native American undergraduates and graduate/professional students. It also assumes a primary role on campus for the diversity education of all students as well as in helping to build a shared sense of community among all groups. The center conducts and supports such activities as a student run Center for Race Relations, a Council of Cultural Group Presidents, a faculty lecture series, programming grants for student groups, a student leadership training program, public forums on student life, mentorship projects with university alumni, seminars on current issues affecting students of color, institutional research on students of color, and serves as a resource for the university community on students of color related issues and diversity in general. For more information see the Web site at http:// The Community Service Center. The Community Service Center is a clearinghouse for volunteer and community service activities available to students, faculty, and employees. Through the center, members of the Duke community can become involved with student service groups and Durham area agencies doing everything from tutoring and mentoring, helping to care for people with AIDS, serving meals at local homeless shelters, to

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befriending senior citizens and earning work-study money in community service internships. The Community Service Center also sponsors speakers, special events, training sessions, and many other programs. In these ways, the center strives to raise awareness about contemporary social issues, to provide opportunities for students to link their service work and coursework, and to be a catalyst for creative partnerships between Duke University and the wider community. See the Web site for more information: http:// The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Life. The mission of the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Life (Center for LGBT Life) is to provide education, advocacy, support, and space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and straight-allied students, staff, and faculty at Duke, as well as alumni/ae and members of neighboring communities. The center provides (1) a safe haven to discuss issues of sexuality as they relate to self, family, friends, and others; (2) a friendly and comfortable location for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender persons and allies to socialize and discuss issues affecting the community; (3) a place for groups to meet and organize activities; (4) a resource center and library containing magazines, books, and information by, for, and about lesbians, gays, and bisexuals and transgender persons; (5) advocacy on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender matters at Duke; and (6) a broad array of co-curricular, educational programming aimed at diverse audiences in and around the university. Through these services, the Center for LGBT Life presents opportunities for all students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae to create a more hospitable campus climate. The center is located on the garden level of West Union Building. For more information, see the Web site at http://

Student Organizations
Duke Student Government. The Duke Student Government (DSG) is the voice of the undergraduate student body of Duke University. DSG is responsible for articulating undergraduate student thought on issues relevant to the university and for working to improve the educational process and university environment. The working philosophy of DSG is that students have the right to participate in the university's decision-making process on matters that affect the student body. Coordinating the efforts of individuals and organizations, DSG lobbies university administrators on practices and policies which govern all facets of life at Duke. DSG offers the opportunity for students to have input in university planning and policy development through the legislature, through university-wide committees, and through many unique student services. DSG's services seek to aid every undergraduate during his/ her Duke career. These services include free legal advice, line-monitoring of basketball games, and a ride-rider service. Cultural and Social Organizations. The scope of the more than three hundred student organizations is suggested by a partial listing of their names: Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, Black Student Alliance, Baptist Student Union, Cheerleaders, International Association, Duke Ice Hockey, Outing Club, Sailing Club, Model United Nations Club, Photography Group, and the N.C. Rural Health Coalition. Seventeen National Interfraternity Council fraternities and ten National Panhellenic Council sororities are represented on campus, as are five fraternities and five sororities governed by the National Pan-Hellenic Conference. Many opportunities are provided on campus in the areas of music and drama. The Chorale, United in Praise, Chapel Choir, Wind Symphony, Marching Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Collegium Musicum are examples of musical organizations. Duke Drama provides opportunities for non-drama majors to perform established and experimental drama; Hoof 'n' Horn presents musical comedy; Karamu performs drama related to the black experience.

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Several academic departments sponsor organizations and programs for students with special academic or professional interests. There are over twenty academic department majors unions on campus. There are also academic and leadership honorary societies. Media. The Chronicle, the campus newspaper, publishes five issues weekly and is a separate not-for-profit organization. A humor magazine (Carpe Noctem), a literary magazine (the Archive), a feature magazine (Tobacco Road), a science magazine (Vertices), a photography magazine (Latent Image), Duke's black literary publication (Prometheus Black), a journal of campus news and opinion (Duke Blue), and Eruditio, a social science journal, are published on a regular basis by students. In addition, the Duke Women's Handbook, and a comprehensive yearbook, the Chanticleer, are produced each year. These publications are under the direction of the Undergraduate Publications Board, which chooses the editors and business managers and reviews the financial budgets of all such franchised publications and produces the Blackburn Literary Festival, featuring some of today’s most prominent authors. The DukEngineer, the official student magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering, appears twice each year and contains articles on technical and semitechnical topics as well as other matters of interest to the school. VOICES magazine, published by the Women's Center, addresses issues of gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Additionally, there are a number of independent publications on a variety of topics published by students and distributed on campus. WXDU 88.7 FM is the student-managed and programmed radio station, broadcasting to the Duke and Durham communities. Duke Union Community Television (Cable 13) is operated by students and produces color television programs that are broadcast throughout the campus on the university cable system. Project WILD. Project WILD (Wilderness Initiatives for Learning at Duke) is a unique student organization which, through the practice of experiential education (learning through doing), attempts to ease the transition period into college for Duke students. Run entirely by students, the program strives to teach self-worth, group awareness, and an appreciation of nature. The program has three primary components. The August Course is a twelve-day backpacking expedition in western North Carolina held prior to orientation. The House Course is taught each spring semester and includes a seven-day expedition. The Ropes Course Program is a two- to four-hour experience for groups or individuals and is available to the university community year round.

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Besides offering a variety of classes (see the chapter ''Courses of Instruction''), the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation also sponsors numerous programs for all students in intramurals, sports clubs, and recreation. The Intramural Sports Program provides an opportunity for every student to participate in organized recreation competition in over 40 activities. The program is comprised of four major areas: men's intramurals, women's intramurals, co-ed intramurals, and recreation programs. It is open to all graduate and undergraduate students of Duke University. Participation, not skill, is a major factor that is emphasized in the program. More than thirty sports clubs have been chartered by Duke students for those with similar interests to participate in competition and recreational activities. Clubs vary from those which compete with clubs of other universities, such as soccer, rugby, and ice hockey, to those of a more recreational nature such as cycling, and sailing, and others which yearly present several performances. The university's many recreational facilities, available to all students, include the championship Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, tennis courts (some lighted) on both campuses, indoor swimming pools on East and West campuses and an outdoor pool on Central campus, three gymnasiums including the Brenda and Keith Brodie Recreation Center on East Campus and the Wilson Recreation Center on West Campus, several weight

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training rooms, squash and racquetball courts, outdoor handball and basketball courts, an all-weather track, numerous playing fields, jogging trails, and informal recreational areas. Tournaments in recreational sports are often organized and conducted by students. Students may reserve facilities and equipment at designated times.

Intercollegiate Athletics
The Athletic Department fosters intercollegiate athletics by striving for excellence and by providing the best possible framework within which highly accomplished student athletes can compete. The department has a dual responsibility to provide a high-quality athletic program and environment so that all students have the opportunity to compete to the fullest extent of their abilities. Duke is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association(NCAA) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The ACC consists of Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State, Virginia, and Wake Forest. The intercollegiate program for men includes football, soccer, basketball, cross country, swimming, fencing, wrestling, indoor and outdoor track, baseball, golf, tennis, and lacrosse. The women's athletic program provides intercollegiate competition in basketball, fencing, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, rowing, indoor and outdoor track, and cross country. Freshmen may participate on all varsity teams. The director of athletics and associate director of athletics provide departmental leadership and coordinate all athletic policies with the University Athletic Council. The council consists of representatives from the undergraduate student body, the faculty, the administrative staff, the trustees, and the alumni. The council meets with the director of athletics periodically during the school year. The chairman of the council is the official university representative at national and conference athletic meetings.

Judicial System and Regulations
Duke University expects and requires of all its students full cooperation in developing and maintaining high standards of scholarship and conduct. Each student is subject to the rules and regulations of the university currently in effect, or which are put into effect from time to time by the appropriate authorities of the university. At the same time, the individual is responsible for decisions and choices within the framework of the regulations of the community, as Duke does not assume in loco parentis relationships. Students, in accepting admission, indicate their willingness to subscribe to and be governed by these rules and regulations. They acknowledge the right of the university to take disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion, for failure to abide by the regulations or for other conduct adjudged unsatisfactory or detrimental to the university community. Responsibility for prescribing and enforcing rules and regulations governing student conduct rests ultimately with the Board of Trustees of Duke University and, by delegation, with administrative officers of the university. In the undergraduate schools, and in the university as a whole, many of these rules have been established over the years by cooperative action between students, faculty, and administrative officers. Representative student organizations, such as student governments and judicial boards, and more recently, community-wide bodies of students, faculty, and administrators, have initiated proposals for policies and rules necessary to assure satisfactory standards in academic and nonacademic conduct. These proposals have been accepted by university officers and have become a substantial, if not all-inclusive, body of rules governing student life at Duke. For current regulations, refer to the Bulletin of Duke University: Information and Regulations. Students in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and in the Pratt School of Engineering constitute an undergraduate community whose members are subject to the rules and regulations of the Undergraduate Community. Violations of any published policy by

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individuals and residential or nonresidential cohesive units may be adjudicated under the procedures set forth in the Bulletin of Duke University: Information and Regulations.

Student Obligations and Requirements
Students are expected to meet academic requirements and financial obligations, as specified elsewhere in this bulletin, in order to remain in good standing. Certain nonacademic rules and regulations must be observed also, including accepting responsibility for behavior that is disruptive or threatening to the safety of self or others. Failure to meet these requirements may result in dismissal by the appropriate officer of the university.

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