Offices

The Office of Undergraduate Education promotes coordination and collaboration among the various components of the undergraduate experience, and includes specific units responsible for global education,  civic engagement, academic advising and academic resources and first-generation students. 

Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center is committed to encouraging students to continually engage in a process of reflection and self-assessment, and guiding students through the integration of curricular, co-curricular and personal choices into a meaningful life script.

Office Contact
Academic Advising Center
919-684-6217
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The Academic Guides program integrates academic coaching and advising into the fabric of the Duke campus residential experience. Part of a new residential staffing vision, Academic Guides are available to support students where they live and learn.

Office Contact
Academic Guides
(919) 684-9375
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The Academic Resource Center offers a variety of programs and services to support the academic work of all Duke undergraduates. Students may receive highly individualized support through any of the three ARC programs.

Office Contact
Academic Resource Center
919-684-5917
Bass Fellows

Fellows are professors selected for their extreme dedication to teaching undergraduates and for their stellar research. 

Office Contact
Seun Bello Olamosu
Duke Conversations

Duke Conversations is an undergraduate-led program that makes it easy for professors to host student dinners in their homes.  Due to COVID-19, Duke Conversations will be held virtually for the 20-21 academic year.

Office Contact
Faculty and Student Engagement
Duke Immerse

Duke Immerse is a semester-long program in which all courses are small seminars, interdisciplinary and build on a single theme. 

Office Contact
Morgan Barlow
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This office exists to serve Duke's sizable undergraduate first-generation, low-income student body. This group amounts to about 20% of all undergraduates. First-generation students are defined as those who are the first in their families to attend a four-year college. Low-income means their families have less than a $60,000 annual income. 

Office Contact
Sachelle Ford
(919) 360-3716
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Duke LIFE Student Group

The mission of the Duke LIFE (Low-Income, First-Generation Engagement) student group is to create and provide community space, resources, and advocacy for students on Duke’s campus who identify as first-generation and/or low-income. The organization aims to use the energy and creativity of its members to advocate for a Duke that is more inclusive, comfortable, and welcoming of the first-generation/low-income identity. These goals will be accomplished by hosting events focused on bringing the community together and creating identity development programs and activities relevant to the wants and needs of organization members and all First-Generation and/or Low-income students at Duke.

Office Contact
Testing Center

As of January 2020, Duke began serving undergraduate students registered with the Student Disability Access Office who have been granted testing accommodations. Students must be enrolled in a course with a professor who uses the Testing Center to provide accommodations and will schedule in advance to take their Duke course exams in the proctored environment at the center.

Office Contact
Jessica Farmer
(919) 684-1615
FIR

The Faculty-in-Residence Program houses professors in first-year residence halls to encourage interaction between faculty members and undergraduate students beyond the classroom or lab.  The FiR program affords a broad range of informal and structured opportunities for participating faculty to draw freely on their avocational and professional interests and seek common ground with students in the residential setting.

Office Contact
Faculty and Student Engagement
Global Education Office

The Duke Global Education Office (GEO) offers international and U.S.-based study away opportunities granting academic credit towards graduation for students from any major. GEO manages a portfolio of 43 Duke-administered semester and summer study away programs directly involving Duke faculty, and liaises with universities and providers for over 130 external programs approved for transfer credit. 

Office Contact
Global Education Office
919-684-2174
Karsh Office of Undergraduate Financial Support

The Karsh Office of Undergraduate Financial Support offers a full range of programs including needs based aid, merit scholarships, parent and student loans, campus jobs, and a variety of payment plans to ensure students and families can pay for a Duke education.

Office Contact
Karsh Office of Undergraduate Financial Support
919-684-6225
Muser logo w microscope

Muser provides a central web-based location for researchers to post and students to apply for research projects at set times throughout the year using a clear and equitable platform. Research mentors include Duke faculty, research team leaders, postdocs, graduate students, lab technicians, and research affiliates.

Office Contact
Duke Undergrad Muser
Office of University Scholars & Fellows

OUSF (pronounced oo-sef) is an intellectual hub that fosters academic engagement among Duke University students, alumni, faculty, and staff. OUSF supports members of the Duke community through the work of the Merit Scholarship Program Team (MSP), the Nationally Competitive Scholarships Team (NCS), and partnerships with a variety of other student focused groups. 

Office Contact
OUSF
919-660-3070
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Time Away aims to empower students to take time-off when they feel it is necessary to align their personal and academic paths, enable them to seek time away with minimal administrative burden, and engages them while providing connection and support to facilitate a successful return.  

Office Contact
Kimberly Blackshear
(919) 684-2075
Undergraduate Health and Safety Support
Undergraduate Health and Safety Support

Undergraduate Health and Safety Support assists OUE units in their global risk mitigation efforts, and provides emergency management support for OUE faculty, staff, and undergraduate students in the field.

Office Contact
Shawn Lenker
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VLearn offers students the opportunity to connect outside the classroom with faculty, regardless of physical location.  By using the VLearn directory, students can be confident that the faculty on the directory will welcome any invitation to VLearn, from any student.  FLUNCH (the signature program in which students invite faculty to lunch on campus free of cost) is temporarily suspended during the pandemic, but you can still VLearn!  

Office Contact
Faculty and Student Engagement