Engage Through Duke

Explore pressing global challenges of our time

Be an agent of change

Civic engagement is a cornerstone of the Duke experience. In the context of the University, the many different programs provide a special opportunity to go forth into the world and return to Duke with new insights. This dynamic of action followed by reflection will inspire you to share your learning experience with the rest of our intellectual community, enriching our classrooms, our laboratories and our lives going forward.

- Richard H. Brodhead, President of Duke University

Civic Life @ Duke




Engage Through Programs and Activities at Duke


Voices of Engagement

Public Scholarship, Service Learning, Community Building


DOCE Faculty Advisory Board member Theresa Newman, co-director of Duke Law's Wrongful Convictions Clinic, is featured in this video on the Duke Legal Clinics and its impacts on the larger community.


DukeEngage provides full funding for select Duke undergraduates who wish to pursue an immersive summer of service in partnership with a U.S. or international community.


Laurie Patton, dean of Duke's Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, discusses public scholarship at the Forum for Scholars and Publics panel on Open Access. The panel was part of FSP's Open House/Open Access Launch event.