Critical Race Training in Education

Duke University


Mailing Address
2080 Duke University Road
Durham, North Carolina 27708
(919) 684-8111
School Information
Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina, with 10 different colleges/schools (Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, School of Law, Divinity School, Graduate School, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Pratt School of Engineering, Fuqua School of Business, Nicholas School of the Environment, Sanford School of Public Policy) and 12 research institutes (Institute of Policy Sciences & Public Affairs, John Hope Franklin Institute at Duke University, The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, Social Science Research Institute, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Duke Energy Initiative, Information Initiative at Duke, Duke Science & Society, Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology). The university has over 3,800 faculty and 15,600 students. (Source:
General Information
In addition to mandating anti-racist education for faculty, staff, and students, Duke University has taken the step of investing $16 million from its endowment to support anti-racist initiatives. Additionally, due to student pressure, the Jarvis residence was renamed, due to the namesake's "racist history". Further changes are to be expected, as anti-racism committees have been launched in individual colleges. See developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    New Anti-Racist education will be implemented for faculty, staff, and students.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    Students will be required to learn the “nature of structural racism and inequity, with special focus on our own regional and institutional legacies.”

  • Program and Research Funding

    $16 million will be invested from the Duke Endowment for anti-racist initiatives.

  • Symbolic Actions

    Jarvis Dorm was renamed as West Residence Hall, due to the namesake’s “racist history”.

  • Symbolic Actions

    Trinity College of Arts and Sciences started a faculty anti-racism committee.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The Office of Undergraduate Education has formed an "Anti-racism Working Group", which will aim to " affirm, develop, and strengthen racial equity in OUE by continuously challenging our existing systems and implementing new policies and practices that provide our BIPOC community with the infrastructure to thrive at Duke."

Last updated February 13th, 2021