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Resources, campus groups, people to know: A collection of useful Chronicle stories

If you’re a first-year student at Duke, welcome—and if you’re a returning student, welcome back!

Many Chronicle stories highlight resources for students on campus, feature the work of groups that provide those resources or introduce readers to people to know here at Duke. We’ve compiled some of those stories so you can find the information you need about life on campus. 

This article is not exhaustive; it brings together the stories and resource guides we have already published. If you have a suggestion for a topic we haven’t yet covered, let us know!

Portions of this story were adapted from a previous version

Resources and information

What you need to know about Duke's fall COVID-19 protocols

The Chronicle has compiled a list of COVID-19 resources for the fall semester, including classroom masking policies and where to get tested.

What resources does Duke provide for its first-generation, low-income students? (Published April 30, 2020)

Despite a disproportionate distribution of wealth at the University, Duke has increased its efforts to provide support for low-income students. Today, 52% of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid, and the University meets 100% of demonstrated financial need.

A list of mental health resources for people of color at Duke and in Durham (Published Oct. 11, 2021) 

The Chronicle has local mental health resources for people of color to access.

A list of local mental health resources for members of the LGBTQ+ community (Published Oct. 11, 2021)

The Chronicle has compiled a list of mental health resources at Duke and in the Durham area for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

How the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity supports students (Published March 4, 2021)

CSGD, one of seven identity and cultural centers under Student Affairs, aims to create an inclusive campus community for those with “marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.”

Here are the resources available at Duke for students with disabilities (Published April 16, 2021) 

The Chronicle has compiled a list of resources available to Duke students with disabilities, as well as allies involved in disability advocacy.  

What you need to know about getting an STI screening at Duke (Published Sept. 29, 2021)

Student Health and Duke Wellness both offer testing.

What to know about where to buy food, other products (Published Oct. 10, 2021)

A variety of snacks and other food products are available at the Lobby Shop on West Campus and the East Campus Store. But for some products, it may be worth making the trek to Harris Teeter instead—or even checking out Perkins Library.

A list of late-night campus resources

The Chronicle has compiled a list of campus amenities that are available to night owls, from 24/7 study spots to late night transportation services.

Campus identity, community, professional groups

Duke is home to a wide array of groups for students of diverse identities, communities and life plans. Here are a few stories The Chronicle has written about those groups’ roles on campus.

Love, pride and deep history: The story of Duke’s National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations

NPHC has roughly 50 members at Duke and nine different chapters nationally. Those chapters are commonly referred to as the “Divine Nine,” or D9. Eight chapters of the historically Black fraternities and sororities are chartered at Duke.

Keeping Cameron under control: The history behind K-Ville’s line monitors

Line monitors are a group of Duke students responsible for managing game day lines and tenting. They make sure students stay in line before games and help fill the student section before tipoff. If you're tenting, they'll also be the ones to wake you up at 3 a.m. with a bullhorn.

As Durham housing costs soar, Duke Graduate Students Union demands earlier grant release, paid parking passes

Members of the Duke Graduate Students Union have petitioned administrators to release a $500 payment by the first day of classes and provide paid parking passes, citing Durham’s increasing cost of living. 

Duke employees representing multiple unions express grievances at virtual Duke Workers United speak-out

Duke Workers United is a coalition of labor unions at Duke. Members include the Duke Graduate Students Union, the Duke Faculty Union and the Duke University Press Workers Union. 

Bryan Center renovations to start in fall, including move for cultural and identity groups

Students and administrators met over the summer to discuss the future of the Bryan Center and the latest development amid demands for increased visibility for cultural spaces.

‘We have to divest now, President Price’: Duke Climate Coalition files legal complaint against Duke, holds protest

The Duke Climate Coalition held a protest in April advocating for Duke to divest from fossil fuel investments. They also have filed a legal complaint against Duke, calling on the North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein to investigate potential legal violations associated with Duke’s fossil fuel investments.

‘I would not have stayed silent’: Why students advocated for the Disability Cultural Center

Like the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity and the Center for Multicultural Affairs, the Disability Cultural Center will provide students from another marginalized identity with recognition, community engagement and support.   

People to know at Duke

From administrators and student leaders to campus icons, it can be intimidating trying to remember who everyone is on campus. Here are some stories to help you get started.

Q&A: President Vincent Price on his first four years at Duke, post-pandemic life, ongoing initiatives

Last year’s editor-in-chief Leah Boyd asked Price about Duke’s ongoing efforts regarding racial injustice, climate and sustainability, treatment of workers and recovery from the pandemic. 

Chron15: Duke's icons, leaders and pioneers in 2021 and 2022

Submitted by readers and divided among three categories—icons, leaders and pioneers—our selections are all individuals or groups defining what it means to be a member of the Duke community in 2021 and 2022.

'Always gonna show up': Jon Scheyer introduced in press conference as Coach K's successor 

All eyes will be on Scheyer as he takes the helm as Coach K’s successor this season. He has emphasized that he will “always show up and do whatever it takes” this year as he ushers in a new era of men’s basketball and takes on the difficult task of following the winningest coach in college basketball history. 

‘The voice of the University’: Unearthing the history and tradition of Duke’s Chapel bells

When the Chapel bells ring through campus at 5 p.m., it’s Joseph Fala and his carillon in the tower pushing wooden batons and pedals, preserving this nine decade tradition of the University.

Bringing back the ‘palpable sense of Duke’: Meet Finn Brauer, the next DUU president

As DUU president, Brauer is excited to “contribute, collaborate and provide for the student body” as he leads DUU’s 17 committees. His overall goal is to foster togetherness within the Duke student body and strengthen the internal processes of DUU.

‘Leading by example’: DSG President Lana Gesinsky shares hopes for term

During her term, Gesinsky will focus on community, clarity and communication to make DSG more accessible to students and student groups. 

Milla Surjadi elected editor-in-chief for Chronicle Vol. 118

Surjadi’s goal is to prioritize interdepartmental collaboration and chase deeper, nuanced stories about what it means to be a Duke student today, writing the first draft of history as the University completely rebuilds its cultural and residential landscapes in a post-pandemic world. 


Kathryn Thomas | News Editor

Kathryn Thomas is a Trinity junior and news editor of The Chronicle's 118th volume.


Milla Surjadi | Editor-in-Chief

Milla Surjadi is a Trinity junior and editor-in-chief of The Chronicle's 118th volume.


Katie Tan | Managing Editor

Katie Tan is a Trinity junior and managing editor of The Chronicle's 118th volume.

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