School Spirit and Community

School Spirit and Community

College in Motion

There’s a palpable energy on campus. Maybe that’s because students are often on the move. Buzzing from the research lab to the studio, from maker’s spaces to Duke Forest trails—no two students’ days ever look quite the same.


In 2019, Duke’s student-run musical theatre group performed a sold out production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights.”

Duke University Union

Duke’s largest programming and media body made up of 17 committees puts on 100+ events per year. Speakers and artists they’ve brought to campus include Jenna Marbles, Bo Burnham, Laverne Cox, X Ambassadors, Betty Who, and Kendrick Lamar.

the Archive

Established in 1887, The Archive is one of the oldest continuously published literary magazines in the United States and the oldest student publication at Duke University. It focuses on the publication of student poetry, short fiction, photography, and artwork.

Duke Electric Vehicles

Three-time champions of the Shell Eco-marathon Americas, this team broke the Guinness World Record for fuel efficiency with their hydrogen fuel cell car reaching the equivalent of 14,573 miles per gallon.

HackDuke: Code for Good

Valuing collaboration over competition,this 24-hour hacking sprint unites students in their efforts to utilize tech to further social good.


Duke Engineers for International Development’s (DEID) mission is to support high-impact engineering projects around the world by combining community-driven ideas with student design.

students on the women's golf team cheering on the course students on the women's golf team cheering on the course

A Culture of Champions

The Blue Devils have 17 NCAA team national championships. The Duke Women’s Golf team won their 7th NCAA Championship in 2019 and boasts several program alumnae with U.S. Women’s open titles.

students on the womens lacrosse team huddled on the field students on the womens lacrosse team huddled on the field

Make Your Dreams

30+ Sports Clubs provide students with opportunities to compete in organized recreation at the local and national level. Sports Clubs receive funding for annual “Dream Trips” in which they travel to unique locations for training or competition.

students in a team huddle students in a team huddle

Get in the Game

Students, faculty, and staff are able to team up and work out through an extensive network of free intramural offerings from soccer to Ultimate Frisbee.

students with blue face paint laughing and cheering students with blue face paint laughing and cheering

Get in the Spirit

With free tickets to all sporting events, Duke students can show their support for the Blue Devils of our 27 varsity teams in the NCAA Division 1 such as Duke Basketball and Duke Diving.