Provided by Duke University
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.
The sheer number of student clubs and organizations at Duke is pretty incredible (around 400!), and the vast array of issues, activities, and topics covered is even more amazing. Whether your interests lie in student government, cricket, Greek life, community and cultural activism, spiritual life, a cappella singing, or Anime, you are bound to be impressed-the hardest part will be deciding which one(s) to join!
And although we're confident that we offer an assortment of clubs to satisfy even the pickiest eclectic, please know that you are more than welcome to start your own group. Want to be the founder and president of the Duke Trap and Skeet Club? The Association of Underwater Basketweavers? Vegetarian Meat-Eaters for Peace? Go for it.