Student Affairs

Welcome to Duke!

This page outlines Duke’s policies around sexual misconduct and harassment, and to inform you of the mandatory requirement that all incoming graduate and professional school students complete a two-part online course around sexual misconduct prevention, policies and resources.

Duke’s Student Sexual Misconduct Policy prohibits sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking committed by students. Duke’s Harassment Policy and Procedures prohibit sexual misconduct by faculty, staff and third parties. Please take time to review these policies carefully. As mentioned above, the University also requires all new graduate and professional students to complete Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students, an online course used on over 500 campuses nationwide. The course provides further information about sexual misconduct, the importance of consent and prevention and support resources available to you throughout your time on campus.  

Graduate and professional students must complete the majority of the course online before arriving on campus. Approximately 45 days after passing Part One of the course exam, students are required to complete the brief final chapter and a follow-up survey. Please note all survey responses are strictly confidential. The University will only receive aggregate information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual student answers.

If you would like further information around sexual misconduct prevention and support resources at Duke, or if you have any concerns about this requirement, please contact the Women’s Center at

Thank you for your attention to this important topic. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy living and learning environment here at Duke and we look forward to welcoming you to campus soon.


Deadlines (links to access the trainings will be shared with students directly)

Due dates for students to complete Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students:

-Deadline to complete PART One – September 21, 2020 **

-Deadline to complete PART Two – November 30, 2020**

If You Need Technical Support

Should you experience any difficulties or require support, the Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students Online Technical Support Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can simply click on the “Help” button located in the upper right-hand corner of every Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students screen. You do not need to be logged into the course to access the Help Site. You may also call Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students Help Desk at 1-866-384-9062 and a support representative will be happy to assist you.