Overcoming challenges in diversity, equity and inclusion is not easy work. Nor is it quick or un-messy work. Still, we are committed to creating a Catholic community at Duke that is inclusive, diverse, and welcoming to any Duke Student. We have known the Father’s great love and we wish every Duke Student to know that same love—to know his or her inherent dignity and worth.

In this commitment, we hope to reflect a universal Church that is richly diverse yet bound together in the Body of Christ. This Catholic Center is for you. Our centers are your centers and our space is your space.

Get Involved

Cultural Affinity Small Groups

Small Groups are a great way to get to know Christ in a personal way, learn to pray with Scripture, build lasting friendships, and explore the Catholic faith through a lens unique to your cultural experience.

Click through to learn more about the current Black Catholic Small Group or about starting a group of your own!

LGBTQ: You Are Welcome Here

We value our LGBTQ members of this community as we value all members of this community, and we want every Duke Catholic student to find their own particular path to holiness while on campus.

Navigating sexuality and spirituality can be challenging, but we are passionate about working with our LGBTQ students. We have an LGBTQ Bible study that meets weekly. To find out more and join, email Sabina Marroquin.

Latinx Heritage Month

We will be celebrating Latinx Heritage month September 15 through October 15. From student spotlights to Rosaries in Spanish to new music at Mass, we looking forward to celebrating our students and their diverse Latinx backgrounds.

If you have ideas and would like to plan or participate in these events, email MyLan Metzger.


Need to Talk?

Our staff always love to hear from any student. But we also know that sometimes outside resources are helpful for some folks. That’s where Mario Dance comes in.

Serving as a virtual mentor and all-around sounding board for Duke Catholic students of color, he’s available to chat about whatever’s on your mind! Sign up for a conversation with Mario here.