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Duke University

Educational Resources

Libraries

The libraries of Duke University consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its six branches on campus: Biological and Enviromental Sciences, Chemistry, Lilly, Vesic (Engineering, Math, and Physics), Music, Special Collections; the Pearse Memorial Library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort; and the independently administred libraries of Divinity, Law, Medicine, and Business (Ford Library). Included are extensive research collections from and about South Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe, Russia, Poland, as well as the country's largest collection of Canadiana. The Music Library (which includes the Music Media Center) supports the music curriculum and advanced research. Its collection consists of over 110,000 items in diverse formats (books, music scores, journals, recordings, microfilm, and other media items). The Vesic Library's collections support Duke's teaching and research interests in the fields of biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer enginering, electrical engineering, enviromental engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, mathematics, and physics. The Special Collections Library houses rare printed materials and manuscripts and archival collections documenting the American South; literature; sales, advertising, and marketing history; religion; women's history; African American history; history of economic thought; and numerous other topics. Its international holdings, particulalrly with regard to British and American activities in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and Austriala, are also extensive. While the collections are developed in relation to instructional and research interest at Duke, the library encourages their use by visiting scholars and the general public as well as Duke faculty and students.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 5,496,408 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 36,995 current serial subscriptions.
  • 4,201,792 microforms.
  • 467,500 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

Nasher Art Museum

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 350 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing

Services

Basic

women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 83% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 13% of housing units are Singles.
  • 67% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 4% of housing units are Triples.
  • 16% of housing units are Apartments.

Room Accessories

  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 90% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Broadway at Duke, Spring Fest, Octoberfest, Basketball games, Last Day of Classes
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • Honor societies: Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key International Honour Society, Tau Beta Phi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Agape Campus Ministry, Baptist Student Ministry, Black Campus Ministries, Buddhist Community at Duke, Cambridge Christian Fellowship, Campus Crusade for Christ, Chabad Jewish Group, Congregation at Duke Chapel, Episcopal Student Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Freeman Center for Jewish Life, Greek Impact, Hindu Students Council, Intercultural Christian Fellowship - ICF, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Latter-day Saints Student Association, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Manna, Muslim Student Association, Navigators, Newman Catholic Student Center, Self Knowledge Symposium, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Wesley Fellowship, Westminster Fellowship
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Arab Students Association, Asian Student Association, Black Student Alliance, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Diya South Asian Association of Duke University, Hindu Students Association, HIWAR, International Council, Hong Kong Students Association, International Association for Exchange of Students with Technical Experience, Korean Undergraduate Students, Mi Gente, Muslim Student Association, Native American Students Association, Persian Students Association, Singapore Students Association, Talking Drum, Students of the Caribbean Association (SOCA), Taiwanese Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Chinese Traditional Dance Club, Duke University Chorale, Dance Black, Defining Movement Dance Troupe, Deja Blue, Hoof 'n' Horn, Inside Joke, Juggling Club, Lady Blue, Marching Band, Pep Band, On Tap, Out of the Blue, Pitchforks, Players, Rhythm and Blue, Sapphire, Speak of the Devis, Struck by Lightning, Symphony Orchestra, University Improv, Wendell Theatre Group, Wind Symphony, Alliance for Queer Undergraduates at Duke (AQUADuke)
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Chronicle (daily)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Raleigh (15)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Raleigh (15)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Durham (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 15 fraternities
  • 27% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 10 sororities
  • 42% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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