About DOCE

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Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

Unleashing and catalyzing the civic energy of our university to nurture a community of engaged students, scholars, staff and alumni.

Our Leadership

Staff

Eric Mlyn, Assistant Vice Provost for Civic Engagement, Peter Lange Executive Director of DukeEngage, 919.668.1724, bio

Dennis Clements, Chair, Faculty Advisory Board, 919.684.7790, bio

Leslie Parkins, Assistant Director, 919.668.0249, bio

Abdullah Antepli, Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs, Senior Civic Engagement Fellow, 919.684.1190, bio

Lindsey Miller, Communication Specialist, 919.668.0456, bio

Faculty Advisory Board

The mission of the Faculty Advisory Board is to advise DOCE leadership on key priorities to incubate, coordinate, and amplify civic engagement at Duke and to serve as ambassadors of    these goals and priorities across campus and in partner communities. Board members, representing Duke’s 12 schools, serve a three-year term, meeting monthly during the regular academic year.

University Council on Civic Engagement

The goal of the University Council on Civic Engagement (UCCE) is to work with the Duke Office of Civic Engagement to amplify and coordinate new and ongoing civic engagement initiatives across campus. The Council will identify strategies for fostering effective civic engagement opportunities for students, faculty, and staff; organize and assess existing curricular and co-curricular civic engagement efforts to maximize their impact on student learning and community needs; and set sustainable goals for civic engagement efforts at Duke. For more information contact Executive Director Elaine Madison.

Our Location

The Duke Office of Civic Engagement is located at 114 S. Buchanan Street in Smith Warehouse, Bay 8 South in suite B104. Our mailing address is Duke Office of Civic Engagement, Box 90591, Durham, NC 27708. Please contact Leslie Parkins with any questions by email or phone (919.668.0249).

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