Policy on Responses to Current Events

What’s our policy on responses to current events? The NSoE Office of DEI only sends out response messages when events occur within the Duke and/or NSoE community and/or to those events that specifically relate to NSoE’s academic mission.


  • Fairness. We cannot adequately respond to the wide array of injustices happening in the world, and choosing to respond to some over others isn’t right.
  • Expertise. The Nicholas School of the Environment recognizes that it only holds scholarly expertise in environmental fields.
  • Power & Performance. NSoE does not want to be performative in its responses to violence, oppression, and discrimination. 

Remember, if you need support, we have many resources available. Please visit the NSOE Support Page.