Students and faculty suggest most of the programs we support. Many address ways to make it easier for students to better get to know professors — and their research.

Intellectual Breaks

Duke Spring Breakthrough 2020

Spring Breakthrough is a risk-free opportunity for Duke students to take one four-day mini-course during spring break. The courses are not for credit or grades. They are designed to explore... read more »

Meet Professors Outside of Class

Duke Conversations

Duke Conversations is an undergraduate-led program that makes it easy for professors to host student dinners in their homes. read more »

Immersive Service and Innovative Teaching


DukeEngage funds Duke undergraduates who wish to pursue an immersive service experience by meeting a community need domestically or internationally. read more »

Bass Fellows

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

Duke Immerse

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

Faculty and Student Groups


The Faculty-in-Residence Program houses professors in first-year residence halls to encourage interaction between faculty members and undergradu read more »

Duke LIFE logo.

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... read more »