Student Affairs & Organizations

The Division of Student Affairs is critically engaged in supporting the holistic engagement and personal growth of all students who attend Duke. The Division collaborates with student leaders, faculty, families, community members and many others in the delivery of key services. 

Its programs and services are designed to support holistic wellbeing, foster an inclusive and dynamic community, and complement Duke's commitment to academic excellence. For more information, visit

The Student Affairs Identity and Cultural Centers also serve as important resources and places of connection and support for many of our students. The centers are offering programming and support throughout the year, including summer. ICCs include:

  • Center for Multicultural Affairs

  • Center for Muslim Life

  • Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

  • Duke International Student Center

  • Jewish Life at Duke

  • Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture 

  • Women’s Center

Graduate and Professional Student Government

The Graduate and Professional Student Government of Duke University (GPSG) is the umbrella student government organization for Duke’s nine graduate and professional schools. Its purpose is to: represent and advocate on behalf of graduate and professional students at Duke University; serve as a liaison among the student governments of the graduate and professional schools of the University; serve as a liaison between graduate and professional students and the University Administration; nominate graduate and professional student representatives to University committees; program events of interest to the graduate and professional student community; and financially support the programming of graduate and professional student groups.

Visit the GPSG website at Contact GPSG ( for additional details on how students can become involved.

The Black Graduate and Professional Student Association

The Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGPSA) represents all minority graduate and professional students on the Duke University campus. The association’s primary mission is to enhance the Duke experience for its members through community service, social, and academically based programming events. As an umbrella organization, the association welcomes students from groups including the Black & Latino MBA Organization, Black Law Students Association, Black Seminarians Union, Bouchet Society, Hurston-James Society, and Student National Medical Association. Through its academic forums, luncheons, community service initiatives, social events, and recognition ceremony the group hopes to assist in the development of future minority leadership in the Duke community and in the world.

Religious Life

In partnership with the Division of Student Affairs, the Chapel convenes, supports, and advocates for all of the officially recognized Religious Life groups on campus that serve students, including Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, Latter-Day Saints, Muslim, Orthodox, and Protestant organizations and groups. There are about two dozen Religious Life groups at Duke; find a listing of them at

With a mission of “bridging faith and learning,” the Chapel holds ceremonies, concerts, Christian worship services, and more. It is a sanctuary open to all people for important personal moments of prayer, reflection, grief, and gratitude. The Chapel’s Student Ministries provides opportunities for undergraduate students to hear and respond to God’s call for their lives on campus, in Durham, and beyond through study, artistic expression, counsel, service, and community. Learn more at

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).