Like our successful FLUNCH program, FINvite is an idea suggested by our students. The main purpose is to connect students in our residential Duke Houses on West and Central campuses with faculty for activities and programs organized by the House Councils. Houses connecting with faculty via the FINvite program also have access to funding and other resources to facilitate those activities. The FINvite website matches the House Council Presidents with faculty, based on the interests faculty identify in advance and the kinds of events in which they are willing to participate.
These activities can take all sorts of forms. For example, a Duke House might want to establish a relationship with a local organization such as the Durham Rescue Mission. The House Council President can log into the FINvite site and search for a faculty member who is willing to participate with students on a service trip to that organization. Or perhaps a House will want a faculty member to host a debate or a round-table discussion of some sort. Students are coming up with all sorts of ideas; now they’re looking for ways to connect with faculty beyond the usual connections they have with faculty they know from their classes.
Duke House officers who have been set up to access the FINvite site, as well as FINvite faculty, can log in at finvite.duke.edu. Please send an email to DUE@duke.edu if you have any problems logging in or if you have any questions about FINvite. Happy FINviting!