University Community Involvement and Service Opportunities
The descriptions and links below will give you a general idea of the university offices and online resource sites that provide community involvement opportunities for graduate students at Duke. For more specific information, please visit the links provided. Many of the offices serve several segments of the university community, so please note that unless the links below point to a page specifically referencing graduate student services, you may need to confirm with the office in question whether graduate students are eligible to use a particular service or resource.
Community Service through the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC)
The goals of GPSC Community Outreach are five-fold:
- To provide regularly occurring community service/outreach programming to graduate and professional students.
- To provide support to existing graduate and professional service groups.
- To facilitate communication and collaboration between campus service groups.
- To advocate for the inclusion of graduate and professional students in university service initiatives.
- To improve Duke-Duke AND Duke-Durham relations by way of our programming.
Office of Durham and Regional Affairs
The Office of Durham and Regional Affairs coordinates Duke's relations with Durham and the Research Triangle region, including but not limited to local government, the Research Triangle Park, Durham public schools, and area colleges and universities. The Office oversees the activities of the Office of Community Affairs and its Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership. In addition to supporting the activities of these offices, the staff works to strengthen partnerships with Durham to accelerate the economic renewal in downtown areas close to campus such as West Main Street, Brightleaf Square, and the Ninth Street district. They also work to develop regional partnerships in support of Duke’s strategic goals and to help assure future innovation and growth in the region.
DukeEngage empowers students to address critical human needs through immersive service, in the process transforming students, advancing the University’s educational mission, and providing meaningful assistance to communities in the U.S. and abroad. Contact DukeEngage regarding summer opportunities for graduate students.
Community Service Center
The Duke University Community Service Center (CSC) is a clearinghouse for the numerous volunteer and community service activities available to students, faculty, and employees. The CSC strives to engage members of the Duke community in thoughtful collective action, enrich the educational experience of students, and assist our home city of Durham.