Duke Office of Civic Engagement

The Duke Office of Civic Engagement incubates, coordinates and amplifies the various ways that students, faculty and staff work to make a difference in the civic life of our communities. Serving as the hub for civic engagement activities across campus, the Office supports Duke’s collaborations with communities on pressing social challenges. We hope this site helps you find your way to meaningful involvement in the community and with one another.



Attend “Exploring Reconciliation Narratives” Workshop: On Friday, September 30th, Dr. David Anderson Hooker will lead a workshop to help participants become more aware of the ways that scripture, childhood stories and personal and family narratives shape how people think about justice and reconciliation and also guide the performance of our identities.  The workshop will be held from 12:30 – 5 p.m. at the Duke Office for Civic Engagement.  Students, faculty and staff are welcome.  Lunch will be served and a parking pass provided, if needed. To register for the workshop, email Abi Riak at ariak@div.duke.edu.

Read a student perspective of Durham: What you and Durham have in common” is an opinion piece by senior, Tanner Lockhead, featured in The Chronicle about his experience in Durham both as a student and a long-time resident. Learn more about yourself and other that live in Durham.

Apply for Policy Bridge Small Grant Funding through the Sanford School of Public Policy to support funds for engagement activities that serve to catalyze, expand, or enhance efforts to bridge research and policy. Apply by June 30, 2017.