Resources

There are many resources available to students at Duke University both for academic and personal support. Please call the Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies office (684-5683) if you need additional information or assistance.

Academic Support

  • The Graduate School, 681-3257: The Graduate School website provides extensive information on Financial Aid, opportunities for graduate students at Duke, regulations for the completion of graduate degrees, etc.
  • Center for Instructional Technology: Duke University Graduate School is committed to excellence in both research and teaching. To supplement TA training, the Graduate School offers courses, programs, and workshops to enhance your skills in teaching and technology. The CIT website posts helpful teaching resources as well.
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE): The Women in Science and Engineering Group is an all-volunteer organization comprised of women graduate students and post-doctoral associates who work to improve the climate for women in sciences and engineering at Duke. The group originated from several women-in-science initiatives sponsored at the university from 1989 through 1993. At that time, students, faculty, and administrators agreed that Duke needed to accomplish two goals: increase the number of women faculty members and students in science and engineering, and provide programmatic support for open discussion of science and gender issues. The current WISE group is committed to accomplishing these goals both by acting as a liaison between women science and engineering students and administration and by sponsoring events through which women faculty members and students in these programs can come together to share experiences and ideas for change.
  • Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation offers dissertation grants in Women's Studies and women's health.
  • Duke University Libraries
  • Graduate Programs in Women's Studies: This list (courtesy of Smith College) is updated several times a year and is divided into the following sections: PhD stand-alone programs,  MA programs, and everything else (minors, certificates, concentrations). Programs are listed by the highest terminal degree available - those with PhD  or MA programs may also offer graduate minors or certificates. This list is meant as a helpful guide.

Personal Resources

  • Center for Sex/Gender Diversity: The Sex/Gender Diversity Center offers events (e.g., socials), groups, education, advocacy, support, and space. 
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), 214 Page Building, 660-1000: CAPS offers brief counseling and psychotherapy for a wide range of concerns, including self-esteem and identity, family relationships, academic performance, dating, intimacy, sexuality and sexual identity concerns. Staff members also offer support groups in addition to individual counseling. Support group topics have included bulimia and eating disorders; race identity issues; and gay, lesbian, and bisexual student concerns. Students are encouraged to call for an appointment.
  • Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, 02 Union West, 681-7472: The goals of the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture are to preserve and enhance Black Culture at Duke University, promote a better understanding and harmony among the races, provide a meeting facility for those with a common interest in Black Culture,promote recruitment of Black students to Duke University by providing a magnet area,help motivate the student population and general public to increase their knowledge and understanding of Black culture and assist Black students in maintaining their self-esteem by promoting cultural pride.
  • Student Health Center, 681-WELL: The Duke Student Health Center is supported by the Department of Community and Family Medicine and Student Affairs. The Duke Student Health Clinic, the Travel Clinic, and Office of Health Promotion are located in the Duke Student Health Center on Flowers Drive. Additional sites include the East Campus Wellness Clinic, Student Health Physical Therapy, and the Healthy Devil Wellness and Assessment Center. Medical services are provided by board-certified faculty physicians and by physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and resident physicians under faculty supervision.
  • Women's Center: The center promotes the full and active participation of women in higher education at Duke by facilitating discussions on feminism, gender equity and diversity.  It provides opportunities for civic engagement and activism around gender and identity, and provides advocacy, support and referrals on gender-related concerns. 
  • The Office of Gender Violence Intervention and Prevention: Housed in the Women's Center, it provides advocacy and support services to students ( male and female) who are victims of sexual assault harassment, relationship violence or stalking. 
    • Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Call 919-684-3897, email WCHelp@duke.edu, or walk in – no appointment necessary.
    • After-hours, weekends, holidays: Page 919-970-2108 or email WCHelp@duke.edu.