Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Our Committment to Diversity & InclusionDiversity and inclusion make for better engineers and scientists —and a better experience for all our graduate students.

That’s why Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering and Trinity College of Arts & Sciences embrace diversity and inclusion in the classroom and in the laboratory—whether that’s racial, ethnic, sexual or gender diversity.

Pratt and Trinity offer many opportunities for underrepresented minorities, from student groups to fellowships, to recruitment incentives, to events and activities that celebrate the diversity of our entire community.

Recruitment Incentives and Financial Resources

Fellowships and Scholarships for Underrepresented Students: Available to doctoral students

Graduate Student Recruiting Incentives: We offer aggressive packages of fellowships, scholarships, and incentives to PhD and MS students from underrepresented groups, including women and persons with disabilities. Application fee waivers are also available.

Diversity-Focused Groups for Grad Students

BioCORE: BioCORE is designed to unify and enrich the bioscience community across Duke. It is committed to increasing every aspect of diversity within Duke’s bioscience community.

Bouchet Society: The Duke University Bouchet Society primarily supports underrepresented minority graduate students in the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics 

Samuel Dubois Cook Society: Named in honor of the first black professor to be hired Duke University, the Samuel Dubois Cook Society is committed to translate the promise and potential of African Americans into fulfillment and actuality, and to seek to improve relations among persons of all backgrounds.

Contact Us

If you’d like more information about diversity and inclusion resources, please contact Johnna Frierson, PhD, director of diversity and inclusion, at johnna.frierson@duke.edu