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Keeping the connections strong beyond graduation!

Mission Statement

Were you aware that there are 9 regions with active Duke Black Alumni Chapters?  If you live in DC, Atlanta, South Florida, Philadelphia, Northern California, Southern California, Charlotte, NY/NJ, or Durham search for your local DBA Chapter on Facebook and get connected! 

Connect with current black alumni through the Duke Black Alumni,

The Mary Lou Williams Center graciously extends a warm welcome back to all alumni. Here you can find information on short updates about the Center's activities and current events as well as ways that you can remain connected and involved in the growth of our Center.

Get Involved

Duke Black Alumni (DBA) is an organization dedicated to maximizing the success of the University's current and future Black alumni.  DBA's membership is multicultural, global and comprised of alumni across all undergraduate, graduate and professional schools.  With the benefit of key historical efforts, and the cross-sectional participation of students, faculty, staff, parents and friends, DBA will increase the engagement of its expansive Black community by:

  • Creating local chapters in every city that contains a critical mass of Black alumni;
  • Establishing engaging programs for the social and professional benefit of its alumni;
  • Building deep and lasting relationships between Black alumni;
  • Fostering meaningful ties with students to attract, support, develop and empower the next generation of Black alumni;
  • Structuring consistent communication with alumni and campus stakeholders to highlight noteworthy achievements and events;
  • Facilitating the expansion of financial and intellectual giving from Black alumni for the betterment of the University.