Student Organization Support

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Your involvement in student organizations at Duke plays a crucial role in enhancing the greater Duke community. Just as you are here to advance your own experience, we are here to help you and your orgs maximize your potential. From building character and engaging in collaboration to promoting global community and learning something new along the way, we are here to help you make this year one to remember.

Being involved in student organizations requires a lot of thought and dedication, so what is your reason for joining or starting an organization? What will your organization do this year to fill unique campus needs? How can you translate your time in these organizations to other areas of your life? 

Training

There are several training option available to student groups, both virtual and in-person.

Next Level Leadership

Next Level Leadership helps student organization leaders solve problems, increase efficiency, learn from fellow leaders, and strengthen their leadership skills. Sessions are offered in-person periodically throughout the academic year. Topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership
  • Goal Setting
  • Effective Meetings
  • Navigating Confrontation
  • Effective Feedback
  • Officer Transition

RSVP for upcoming sessions here.

Quick Takes Trainings

If you're looking for some quick ideas on how to improve your leadership and grow your skillset, check out our Quick Takes Trainings. Let us know what you think and what else you'd like to see at leadership@duke.edu.

Creating a Student Organization Website

Maintaining an updated website is a great way to keep current and prospective members informed on your organization’s goals, purpose, and events.

There are three options for starting your organization’s website: 

  • Duke Groups
    • Every organization that has a Duke Groups page is given a website by default. The web address is www.dukegroups.com/yourgroupname.
    • Groups are not required to use this feature, and should turn it off if not desired.
    • Advantages: Free, easy-to-use, user friendly
    • Disadvantage: Limited number of templates
  • Office of Information Technology
    • Visit http://sites.duke.edu/ and request a site. You will need to log in with your NetID. The site will walk you through the steps, including choosing your desired template. 
    • Advantages: IT-supported, little to no design work required, doesn’t cost your organization money 
    • Disadvantages: limited number of templates to choose from  
  • Office of Trademark Licensing
    • Contact the Office of Trademark Licensing at (919) 684-2065. They will assist you in purchasing hosting and a domain name. It will then be up to you to design your website. 
    • Advantages: More creative freedom 
    • Disadvantages: Requires knowledge of web design, requires more design work, and will incur costs to your organization