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November 17, 2022
Dear Students,
Like many of you, we were heartbroken to learn about Sunday night’s violence impacting college students in Charlottesville and in Moscow, Idaho. Through geography and affiliation, many Dukies in particular know loved ones in the University of Virginia community. Like you, our teams have been sending support and strength to the incredible Cavalier and Vandal communities over the past days.
Tragedies like these have an impact far beyond any individual campus. President Price conveyed Duke’s support for UVA and Idaho students, families, faculty, and staff. We encourage you to read his full statement on Duke Today.
This pre-Thanksgiving week is one that can include lots of deadlines and stressors but also opportunities to connect and reflect on a semester moving to a rapid close.  Please strive for balance and seek out support and connection as you need it.  If you need to talk to someone about recent events – or if you need any kind of support regarding your mental health and wellness –  reach out to any of the offices listed below our signatures.
Mary Pat McMahon
Vice Provost of Student Affairs
Gary Bennett
Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education


The Student Affairs Identity and Cultural Centers also serve as important resources and places of connection and support for many of our students. The centers are offering programming and support throughout the year, including summer. Our ICCs include: Center for Multicultural Affairs, Center for Muslim Life, Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Duke International Student Center, Jewish Life at Duke, Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, and the Women’s Center.
DukeReach will help you identify support services from among the variety of resources across campus or in your local community. You can contact DukeReach at (919-681-2455) or by emailing dukereach@duke.edu.
Duke Chapel and Religious Life at Duke offers a wide range of student supports, whether or not you are connected to a religious tradition at all. Visit their website to connect with leaders from any of Duke's diverse faith groups, all of whom are experienced in offering emotional and spiritual care, and a non-anxious presence with a humanistic listening ear, to college-age students.
Student Affairs has a 24/7 on-call team to support urgent student matters. For urgent concerns after business hours, you may contact the Dean on-Call (cell: 984-287-0300), or if you are living in residential spaces, you may connect with the Residence Coordinator On-Call by contacting your Residential Assistant On-Call or directly through Duke Police (919-684-2444).