Co-Sponsorship Funding

The Duke Office of Civic Engagement has limited funds available to co-sponsor events with other Duke programs, departments, and student organizations. Co-sponsorship funds of up to $500, but typically $250, may be put toward events that demonstrate a clear connection to civic engagement and are in alignment with our Principles of Effective Community Engagement. If you are seeking co-sponsorship funds, please complete the Co-Sponsorship Funding Request Form.

Resources for Responsible and Ethical Community Engagement

This resource document was developed by a working group of 10-15 Duke staff members affiliated with programs that connect students to the community. The working group was born out of a “Retreat for Understanding Students’ Engaged Experiences,” a now-annual grassroots effort organized by the Academic Advising Center, Duke Service-Learning and the Duke Office of Civic Engagement and attended by 50-75 staff and faculty in dozens of offices.

Duke Policies and Procedures

Below are some essential Duke policies for engaging in the community. Remember that community partners may have their own waivers, trainings and policies by which you must abide. Be sure to do your research ahead of time and ask questions when in doubt.

Student Organization Policies 2020-2021

Minors in Duke University Programs

Template Memorandum of Understanding

Example Release of Liability

Example Photo Release

Duke Community Standards


National Networks and Organizations

Campus Compact

A national coalition of 1,000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

A nonprofit membership organization that promotes health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions.

The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN)

A network which works to advance civic engagement and engaged scholarship among research universities and to create resources and models for use across higher education.

Association of American Colleges and Universities

A national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education.

Imagining America

A consortium of over 100 colleges, universities, and cultural organizations dedicated to strengthening the public roles of arts, humanities, and design fields through research and action initiatives, coalition building, and leadership development.

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE)

A center housed at the Tisch College of Civic Life which conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.