There are many ways to get involved on campus at Duke, including through these student organizations based at the Sanford School.
The Sanford MIDP Student Council represents and advocates on behalf MIDP fellows, seeking to address student questions and concerns about their experiences in the MIDP program. Serving as a liaison with administration, it facilitates student involvement in MIDP and Sanford School planning in partnership with the MIDP program. The MPP program, undergraduate majors, and PhD students also have student councils. Contact MIDP staff for information.
The Sanford School has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. In 2015, we founded the Sanford School’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and approximately 25 students, staff, faculty and administrators make up the CDI’s working group. The working group hosts meetings , workshops, films, and readings for the Sanford community. The CDI established the Safe Space in Rubenstein Hall, established gender neutral restroom options, and created a rapid response team to respond to discriminatory acts or rhetoric. The group meets monthly and is always open to new working group members. Click here for more information.
A working group of staff, faculty, and Sanford students interested in promoting cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, with a special emphasis on personal development training and brownbag talks led by Sanford graduate students about their home countries. Contact the MIDP staff for information.
Sanford Pride aims to make the LGBT community more visible and active to help Sanford recruit top-notch students regardless of sexual orientation. It provides support, community and visibility to LGBT students and allies to create a supportive and inclusive environment. Contact
Sanford Women in Policy (SWP) provides a forum to discuss and address challenges and opportunities for women in the field of public policy. SWP also serves as a space to cultivate, empower, and promote unity and fellowship for those who identify as women and their allies. SWP hosts discussions with speakers, networking events, skills workshops, and participates in service within the Duke and Durham community. SWP invites all graduate students to join in its activities. Facebook group | Contact
The Sanford Journal of Public Policy was created in 2009 as a forum for public policy students and professionals to contribute to the current policy discourse through insightful analysis and innovative solutions. Produced by graduate students at the Sanford School, the online journal is published twice a year. The SJPP solicits articles across the spectrum of public policy in a variety of formats including:
The journal designed to be a place where public policy students and practitioners can stay connected to current policy discussions and express their own views on today’s policy challenges. Website | Contact
SEEC represents students interested in environmental policy, energy policy, water and oceans policy, and agriculture and food policy. SEEC facilitates faculty discussions and career panels, promotes attendance at local and national conferences, and sponsors outdoor adventures and eco-outings. Contact
The Sanford Running Club provides an opportunity for members of the Sanford community to exercise together, to share healthy lifestyle choices, and to network with peers via running through weekly runs, workouts, and local races. Facebook | Contact
Sanford LAC’s mission is to lead and support academic, career, outreach, cultural, and social efforts of the Sanford community focused on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in order to strengthen collaboration and engagement between LAC and Sanford. Twitter | Facebook | Contact
The Graduate and Professional Student Council of Duke University (GPSC – pronounced “gypsy”) is the umbrella student government organization for Duke’s eight graduate and professional schools. Contact
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