Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion make for better engineers—and a better experience for engineering students.

That’s why Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering embraces diversity and inclusion in the classroom and in the laboratory—whether that’s racial, ethnic, sexual or gender diversity. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Duke Engineering offers many opportunities for underrepresented minorities, from student groups to fellowships, to recruitment incentives, to events and activities that celebrate the diversity of our entire community.

Pratt Profiles: Meet Our Grad Students

Read about the experiences some of our students have had at Duke Engineering.

Recruitment Incentives and Financial Resources

Fellowships and Scholarships for Underrepresented Students: Available to doctoral students

Graduate Student Recruiting Incentives: We offer aggressive packages of fellowships, scholarships, and incentives to PhD and MS students from underrepresented groups, including women and persons with disabilities. Application fee waivers are also available.

Diversity-Focused Groups for Grad Students

Group of students at the Bouchet Society dinner

BioCORE: BioCORE is designed to unify and enrich the bioscience community across Duke. It is committed to increasing every aspect of diversity within Duke’s bioscience community.

Bouchet Society: The Duke University Bouchet Society primarily supports underrepresented minority graduate students in the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics 

Samuel Dubois Cook Society: Named in honor of the first black professor to be hired Duke University, the Samuel Dubois Cook Society is committed to translate the promise and potential of African Americans into fulfillment and actuality, and to seek to improve relations among persons of all backgrounds.

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Diversity & Inclusion Events

Town Hall meeting: Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

12:00 pm | Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A

This event is open to Pratt faculty, students, and staff. Dean Ravi Bellamkonda and the co-chairs of the Pratt Diversity and Inclusion committee, Dr. Claudia Gunsch and Dr. Frierson, will present the recommendations developed by the committee, next steps and plans for implementation, and solicit feedback from members of the Pratt community. Your participation and feedback are greatly appreciated!

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Coffee chat with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

9:00 am | Twinnie's

Faculty and students are invited to drop by each Thursday to meet informally with the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering to discuss topics related to climate, culture, and community at Pratt School of Engineering.

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Coffee chat with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

9:00 am | Twinnie's

Faculty and students are invited to drop by each Thursday to meet informally with the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering to discuss topics related to climate, culture, and community at Pratt School of Engineering.

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Coffee chat with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

9:00 am | Twinnie's

Faculty and students are invited to drop by each Thursday to meet informally with the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering to discuss topics related to climate, culture, and community at Pratt School of Engineering.

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Coffee chat with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

9:00 am | Twinnie's

Faculty and students are invited to drop by each Thursday to meet informally with the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering to discuss topics related to climate, culture, and community at Pratt School of Engineering.

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