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September 8, 2022
Dear undergraduate students,
We hope you have had a successful start to the semester! As this academic year begins, we want to take a moment to highlight the services available to you as a member of the Duke University community.
While the fall semester can be a wonderful time of academic exploration and social engagement, it is also a great time to introduce to some and remind others that self-care, personal safety, accountability, and responsibility are the hallmarks of success for accomplished college students. Please be great citizens of Duke by taking care of yourselves and watching out for each other.
A variety of resources have been established to provide holistic support of our students. As the eyes and ears of the campus community, it is important that you familiarize yourself with options for both receiving assistance and reporting concerns. Citizenship is a shared responsibility. If you witness concerning behaviors, please consider sharing this information using one of the options below:

Anonymous Reporting Options
  • DukeReachDukeReach provides support services to the campus community and connects students to resources both on and off campus. Anyone can submit an anonymous DukeReach Report here. DukeReach can also be contacted by calling 919-681-2455 or emailing dukereach@duke.edu.

  • Duke University Police Department officers are on duty 24/7, 365 days a year. Officers are well trained and resourced and have the same authority as law enforcement officers across the United States.  Duke Police can be reached at 919-684-2444 or by dialing 911 from a campus phone. For information about reporting a crime anonymously, please visit the Duke PD Silent Witness Program webpage.
Confidential Reporting Options
  • CAPSCounseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers many services to Duke students, including telemental health appointments. Any student can call 919-660-1000 to speak with someone confidentially, or to request assistance with referrals in your local community. 

  • Gender Violence Prevention & Intervention: GVPI resources for students are now centralized under a new office within the Division of Student Affairs. Know that there continue to be many resources at hand for prevention education and response for all students. Confidential, non-confidential, and anonymous resources for support are all available to survivors of gender violence or sexual assault.

  • TimelyCare: This resource offers 24/7 telemental health support to all students at no cost, through immediate and scheduled appointments. Visit BlueDevilsCare.duke.edu.
  • Student HealthStudent Health is the primary source for a wide range of healthcare services for all Duke students. During COVID-19, Student Health remains open for essential services and offers virtual visits, and students may call (919) 681-9355, option 2, during business hours to speak to a triage nurse. For urgent matters after hours, students can always speak to a nurse by calling 919-966-3820.
Additional Resources 

It is our privilege to serve you as a member of the Duke University campus community. We are dedicated to assisting you in navigating your university experience, and we hope you will take advantage of the myriad of resources available to you. Please do not hesitate to reach out and let us know how we can support you!
Dawna Jones
Assistant Vice President for Identity Centers & Community Development
Sara Peacock
Associate Dean of Students/Director, DukeReach
Tom Szigethy
Associate Dean of Students/Director, DuWell