Duke University Campus Life
- of students say overall dorm quality is great.47 responses
- of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.93 responses
- of students highly rate the dining facilities.49 responses
- I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
- I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
- The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
- I hate my school and have no school spirit.
- of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.66 responses
- You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
- Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
- You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
- If you don't partake, you're left out.
- Extremely present and willing to assist students.
- There if you need them but not overbearing.
- Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
- Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
- Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
- Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
- No one pays attention to varsity sports.
- Last Day of Classes Concert (LDOC)
- Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
- Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
- Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
- Good parties are few and far between.
- LDOC (Last Day of Classes)
- Frat formals during the end of Spring semester
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.76 responses
Duke University says
Approved by the Duke University Board of Trustees October 1, 1994, and revised February 23, 2001, the Mission Statement for Duke University reads as follows:
"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'
"To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.
"By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do."