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          November 7, 2023

Dear students,

As you know, college campuses are spaces where each student’s focus on classes and research overlaps by design with an ever expanding awareness of complex societal issues and global conflicts. This past month has impacted many Blue Devils in unexpected and often painful ways.  This community, representing many lived experiences, has met the current moment with compassion, courage, and a desire for justice and understanding.  Thank you for seeing one another, and thank you for recognizing that hatred in any form has no place in our community.  We continue to condemn Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and racism.  

As we head into a busy academic time, please continue to care for one another – check in on your friends and roommates and encourage your peers to seek help if they need it.  Student Affairs often shares resources in our various emails, but we do so knowing that continuous reminders reinforce the idea that these resources are there to support anyone who needs them, whenever they need them.

Please visit our Get Assistance page to learn about the full range of options available to you, whether you’d like to speak to someone about mental health or make a report about a potential bias incident. If you have any questions or aren’t sure whom to contact, please reach out to

As always, go Duke,

Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost of Student Affairs
Resource Highlights
CAPS: Counseling 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, or for assistance with referrals in your local community. You can also visit the team in person on Monday, 9:00am - 6:00pm, and Tuesday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm. No appointment is needed to get started with CAPS.

CAPS AFTER-HOURS CARE: 24/7 telemental-health support to all students at no cost, through immediate and scheduled appointments. Visit

DUKEREACH: 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 

IDENTITY AND CULTURAL CENTERS: 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.

DuWell offers self-care advice, mindfulness resources and other services to help you holistically manage daily stress and improve your happiness.

Engagement Opportunities
Karsh Conversations: Exploring Careers in Consulting

Monday, November 13th 6-7PM, Virtual

Interested in a career within consulting? Attend this panel event to hear from Duke University alumni who work in various sectors of the consulting industry. Hear the alumni share their career journey, while they offer advice and recommendations to students on how to pursue a career within consulting. Learn more about the consulting industry. 
Featured Alumni:
Tyler Chery (BSE '20), Senior Consultant at Oliver Wyman 
Ashna Ram (BA '23), Health Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton 
Katherine Lobue (BA '23), General Management Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton
Zine-Making Kickback

Come join us at the CSGD for an afternoon of zine-making with a professional instructor. You'll leave with a new skill and plenty of copies to share with your friends! This event is taking place on Friday, November 10th from 4 PM-6 PM. Stop by and grab a bite and learn how to put together your own DIY publication! To register, follow the link here to Duke Groups.

Whiplash and La La Land Film Screening

Join DUU Freewater Presentations as they host screenings  on 11/10 and 11/11 for a musical weekend of movies! The movies playing this week will be "Whiplash" at 7 PM and "La La Land" at 10 PM in Griffith Film Theater in the Bryan Center across from McDonald's. Grab your popcorn and register here!

Puppy Playtime with Duke Paws

Come join Duke PAWS at the Wellness Center for some puppy yoga and playtime! We invite you to drop in between 4:30- 5:30PM to de-stress and take a break from your day with shelter dogs. The fall schedule is set so don’t miss your chance to stop by and relax with a furry friend! Register here!

Meditative Art Opportunities

Meditative Art is an opportunity to relax and be creative without the pressure of performing. We invite you to practice mindfulness and experience peace by leaving it all on paper. No experience necessary and materials will be provided. This group meets every Tuesday from 2:00 PM-2:50 PM in the Student Wellness Center Room 148. Join the fun by signing up through Duke Groups here.

Native American History Month

During the month of November, the Center for Multicultural Affairs will host a variety of opportunities to celebrate Native American History month. Join the community for a mural painting at the East Campus tunnel, various Native speakers, opportunities for community gatherings, and more. Since 2022, the Center for Multicultural Affairs has made an intentional effort to centralize these efforts in order to further elevate and uplift the visibility and love the Native American community deserves. Visit CMA’s page to see the full schedule and ways to join in the fun!
Spotted on Campus
Swift & Hollows Fall Festival

Students from Swift and Hollows gathered to celebrate the Durham Fall and to build community connections over some seasonal treats and activities.
Students at the Swift/Hollows Event
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