Student Health & Safety

Campus Police

It is the mission of the Duke University Police Department to protect and serve the people and property of Duke. We are guardians of a community of world class education, research and healthcare and must prevent violence, reduce fear, and build relationships. For more information, visit

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS helps Duke students enhance their strengths and learn to cope with the trials of living, growing, and learning. CAPS offers many services to Duke undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including brief individual counseling/psychotherapy, consultation, couples and group counseling, and assistance with referrals. CAPS' staff also provide outreach education programs to student communities, promoting an empathic and supportive culture. Staff members are available for consultation with faculty concerning students or other matters relating to mental health in the university community. The CAPS staff includes psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatrists experienced in working with college-age adults. CAPS' staff carefully adhere to professional standards of ethics, privacy, and confidentiality. For more information, visit


DukeReach provides direct case management services including interventions, advocacy, referrals and follow-up services for students who are experiencing significant difficulties related to mental health, physical health, and/or psycho-social adjustment. The Assistant and Associate Deans in DukeReach coordinate student services and provide connections with campus departments as well as outside agencies and providers. For more information, visit


DuWell works to enhance the educational experience for Duke students by addressing substance use and abuse issues and promoting healthy physical, emotional and social development, including issues related to sexual health. It offers one-on-one screening (for substance use) and health coaching, workshops and trainings on the different topic areas of wellness (including Social Host Education, Stress and Sexual Health workshops) and programs for student groups upon request. Consultation on prevention of high-risk behavior and promotion of wellness is available to students, faculty, professionals and staff. DuWell is dedicated to fostering a living/learning environment on campus and within the surrounding community that encourages the full development of the individual as an engaged member of the community. For more information, visit

Student Health

Student Health Services at Duke University is jointly supported by the Division of Student Affairs and the Department of Pediatrics. The Duke Student Health Center is the primary source for a wide range of healthcare services, many of which are covered by the Student Health Fee. Its mission is to provide evidence-based, patient-centered health care to the Duke student community in a professional and compassionate manner that directly contributes to the student's well-being and overall success. For more information, visit