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campus demands tracker

this continually updated webpage aggregates demands that students groups have published as early as 2003, including demands from duke asian students, duke sexual harassment & assault prevention & education (shape), duke graduate students union (dgsu), duke university native american/indigenous student alliance (naisa), demands to declare duke a sanctuary campus, duke black coalition against policing (bcap), and duke’s latinx organizations.

世界杯欧洲杯小组赛 ’s tracker lists when demands were first issued and when they were most recently updated. this includes demands that were reiterated; for example, the demand to “institutionalize ethnic studies or equivalent department” was first issued in 2003 and most recently demanded again in 2021

some demands are shared across student groups. for example, “increase latinx faculty and staff representation” is a demand shared in 2016 by mi gente, in 2021 by duke asian students and in 2022 by duke’s latinx organizations. the tracker labels these shared demands in “sources.”

the tracker mirrors duke’s racial equity website, which marks “commitments to racial equity” with progress bars labeled “in planning," “underway," or “implemented.” 世界杯欧洲杯小组赛 ’s progress bars are labeled “unclear," “not fulfilled," “partially fulfilled” or “fulfilled," drawing on chronicle reporting and other sources. 

some demands also include “context," which further explains how 世界杯欧洲杯小组赛 marked the demand's progress. other demands include a “related” category, which include further relevant sourcing. 

below, we have compiled demands from campus groups that have been updated since 2018. if you believe certain demands are missing or have been fulfilled, please contact editor@dukechronicle.com. 

establishment of a latinx cultural center

first issued: jan. 2016

last updated: jan. 2022

not fulfilled
sources: duke without mi gente (jan. 2016) | our demands, our voice (jan. 2022)

fund latinx student recruitment weekend (lsrw)

first issued: jan. 2016

last updated: jan. 2022

not fulfilled
sources: duke without mi gente (jan. 2016) | our demands, our voice (jan. 2022)

create a latinx studies department, major and minor

first issued: jan. 2016

last updated: jan. 2022

not fulfilled
sources: duke without mi gente (jan. 2016) | our demands, our voice (jan. 2022) | demands from duke asian students (march 2021)

related: asian students called for duke to invest in the pre-existing program in latinx studies in the global south.


increase latinx faculty and staff representation

first issued: jan. 2016

last updated: jan. 2022

partially fulfilled
sources: duke without mi gente (jan. 2016) | our demands, our voice (jan. 2022) | demands from duke asian students (march 2021)

context: duke did a cluster hire in latinx studies in 2020.


pay lsrw co-chairs

first issued: jan. 2022

last updated: jan. 2022

not fulfilled
sources: our demands, our voice (jan. 2022)

reinstate merit scholarships specific to international latin american students

first issued: jan. 2022

last updated: jan. 2022

not fulfilled
sources: our demands, our voice (jan. 2022)

establish permanent, easily accessible fund for latinx graduations, regalia and awards

first issued: jan. 2022

last updated: jan. 2022

not fulfilled
sources: our demands, our voice (jan. 2022)

hire diverse and multilingual financial aid staff

first issued: jan. 2022

last updated: jan. 2022

not fulfilled
sources: our demands, our voice (jan. 2022) | financial aid team (archived, march 2023)

context: it is not immediately clear from the financial aid website if any counselors offer multilingual services.


establish admissions recruitment in more diverse areas

first issued: jan. 2022

last updated: jan. 2022

unclear
sources: our demands, our voice (jan. 2022)

form a president's council on latinx affairs

first issued: jan. 2022

last updated: jan. 2022

not fulfilled
sources: our demands, our voice (jan. 2022) | university committees appointed by the president (archived, march 2023)

institutionalize ethnic studies or equivalent department

first issued: sep. 2003

last updated: march 2021

not fulfilled
sources: 2003 demands | demands from duke asian students (march 2021)

transparency and accountability to commitments made by anti-racism task force in relation to educating students

first issued: march 2021

last updated: march 2021

partially fulfilled
sources: demands from duke asian students (march 2021)

context: duke's racial equity website (formerly called anti-racism) has a tracker, but details are missing.


creation of asian american and diaspora studies major, minor and/or certificate

first issued: 2000s

last updated: april 2022

fulfilled
sources: demands from duke asian students (march 2021)

context: the aads minor was approved in spring 2022 and launched in fall 2022.


hire non-white primarily employed africanist faculty in the african & african american studies department

first issued: march 2021

last updated: march 2021

partially fulfilled
sources: demands from duke asian students (march 2021)

offer regular african and middle eastern, southeast asian, and south asian courses

first issued: march 2021

last updated: march 2021

partially fulfilled
sources: demands from duke asian students (march 2021)

commit to creating resources and courses for and hiring faculty in critical mixed race studies

first issued: march 2021

last updated: march 2021

unclear
sources: demands from duke asian students (march 2021)

duke university and dupd disclose mutual aid agreements held between the university and any police department or policing service, including durham police department and allied universal

first issued: july 2020

last updated: july 2020

not fulfilled
sources: duke black coalition against policing demands (july 2020)

disclose a complete and thorough breakdown of the university's annual budgets from the past 5 years (2015-2020), including the total budget allocation for safety and security funding, dupd and to each of its programs and operations

first issued: july 2020

last updated: july 2020

not fulfilled
sources: duke black coalition against policing demands (july 2020)

release of comprehensive, disaggregated data on traffic stops, field stops, arrests, and use of force with regard to demographic information, including but not limited to race, nationality, gender, mental health/disability, and geographic location; probable cause for these stops and arrests for duke students and durham residents

first issued: july 2020

last updated: july 2020

partially fulfilled
sources: duke black coalition against policing demands (july 2020)

context: summaries of reported events and arrests are available on the dupd website with geographic location but not demographic information; however, one could request an incident report using a known incident number and see if gender and race/ethnicity of the accused are included. use of force information is not available publicly, but dupd previously told 世界杯欧洲杯小组赛 that there were eight incidents in which officers used force between 2015 and 2021, with three of the impacted being black men and five being white men. a dupd officer fatally shot raishawn jones at duke university hospital on jan. 14, 2022, making this the ninth known incident since 2015.


release employment records of dupd, including the number of officers employed by dupd, the department's hiring and dismissal protocol and procedures, and a full disclosure of conduct reports on currently employed dupd officers

first issued: july 2020

last updated: july 2020

not fulfilled
sources: duke black coalition against policing demands (july 2020)

context: dupd leadership is listed on its website. duke has historically declined to discuss personnel matters, which may include conduct records.


disclose all exchanges of money to private and public sectors of the military and prison industrial-complex and the extent of these relationships by providing exact figures of duke's investments, endowment percentages, and board of trustees investments. we require this for any ties to private prisons, companies that rely on prison labor, companies that invest in policing tools and surveillance, the u.s. immigration and customs enforcement (ice), the u.s. department of defense (dod), and the u.s. department of homeland security (dhs).

first issued: july 2020

last updated: july 2020

not fulfilled
sources: duke black coalition against policing demands (july 2020)

context: duke's annual financial reports are available online, albeit without information specific to policing. any funding duke receives from government entities such as the department of defense is publicly available at usaspending.gov. contracts between duke and federal entities can also be viewed in the federal procurement data system. a preliminary review of the fpds by 世界杯欧洲杯小组赛 shows that many contracts between duke and the military are related to educational fees or research. duke's investments are managed by dumac, and dumac filings (as well as individual trustee filings, if they exist) can be viewed through the securities and exchange commission.


release correspondence—including but not limited to emails and written documentation, records of in-person meetings, and individual & institutional relationships—between duke university, its administration/large donors/trustees and private & public sectors of the military and prison industrial-complex and ice

first issued: july 2020

last updated: july 2020

not fulfilled
sources: duke black coalition against policing demands (july 2020)

context: any exchanges between duke and public entities such as the durham police department or military are likely available through foia, but exchanges between duke and other private institutions are not legally required to be disclosed.


declare duke a sanctuary campus for undocumented immigrants

first issued: july 2020

last updated: july 2020

not fulfilled
sources: demands to declare duke a sanctuary campus (july 2020)

terminate all relations with the durham police department and allied universal as well as any other county, local, state, and federal police and surveillance agencies

first issued: july 2020

last updated: july 2020

not fulfilled
sources: duke black coalition against policing demands (july 2020)

context: dupd is said to have a good relationship with the durham police department as of january 2021.


cut all of its financial investments with private and public sectors that contribute to the military and prison industrial-complex and suspends any research and development that supports their work

first issued: july 2020

last updated: july 2020

not fulfilled
sources: duke black coalition against policing demands (july 2020)

cut all financial support for policing tools and surveillance used by the u.s. immigration and customs enforcement (ice), the u.s. department of defense (dod), the u.s. department of homeland security (dhs), and any establishment that works with or holds contracts with them

first issued: july 2020

last updated: july 2020

not fulfilled
sources: duke black coalition against policing demands (july 2020)

remove all campus monuments to slavery and white supremacy, following the work done by the constructing memory at duke bass connection report

first issued: july 2020

last updated: july 2020

not fulfilled
sources: duke black coalition against policing demands (july 2020)

divest from fossil fuels

last updated: april 2022

not fulfilled
sources: duke black coalition against policing demands (july 2020) climate coalition legal complaint against duke (april 2022)

context: duke's advisory committee on investment responsibility has historically rejected student proposals for divestment.


establish permanent positions on the board of trustees reserved for members of the durham community

first issued: july 2020

last updated: july 2020

not fulfilled
sources: duke black coalition against policing demands (july 2020)

related: board of trustees bylaws


make trustee meetings open to the public

first issued: july 2020

last updated: july 2020

not fulfilled
sources: duke black coalition against policing demands (july 2020)

fully disarm dupd, including firearms, batons, pepper spray, teargas, and tasers

first issued: july 2020

last updated: july 2020

not fulfilled
sources: duke black coalition against policing demands (july 2020)

context: in january 2021, dupd chief john dailey stated that being armed was necessary for situations involving armed individuals or robberies


release a plan to abolish dupd by fall 2021

first issued: july 2020

last updated: july 2020

not fulfilled
sources: duke black coalition against policing demands (july 2020)

context: the department still exists as of spring 2023. in january 2021, dupd chief john dailey stated that he did not support abolition.


suspend policy on picketing, demonstrations and protest

first issued: july 2020

last updated: july 2020

not fulfilled
sources: duke black coalition against policing demands (july 2020)

disaggregate admissions data by ethnicity

last updated: march 2021

not fulfilled
sources: demands from duke asian students (march 2021)

related: a student-led survey on disaggregation; registrar ethnicity trends


hire multiple senior indigenous faculty who can support naisa's goals

first issued: november 2021

last updated: november 2021

partially fulfilled
sources: naisa demands (november 2021)

establish a native american and indigenous studies program

first issued: november 2021

last updated: november 2021

not fulfilled
sources: naisa demands (november 2021)

require all duke university employees to undergo cultural sensitivity training (pertaining to indigenous culture)

first issued: november 2021

last updated: november 2021

not fulfilled
sources: naisa demands (november 2021)

create a native american and indigenous center and hire a native american/indigenous advisor

first issued: november 2021

last updated: november 2021

partially fulfilled
sources: naisa demands (november 2021)

context: as of december 2022, duke was searching for an assistant director of native and indigenous programs.


discuss providing full-tuition scholarships for indigenous students

first issued: november 2021

last updated: november 2021

not fulfilled
sources: naisa demands (november 2021)

include native alumni on the board of trustees

first issued: november 2021

last updated: november 2021

not fulfilled
sources: naisa demands (november 2021)

create a native american/indigenous president's council

first issued: november 2021

last updated: november 2021

not fulfilled
sources: naisa demands (november 2021)

recruit and retain more indigenous students

first issued: november 2021

last updated: november 2021

not fulfilled
sources: naisa demands (november 2021)

formally recognize the dgsu as a union and respond to demands in good faith

first issued: sept. 2022

last updated: april 2023

not fulfilled
sources: duke graduate students union launches campaign for formal recognition on new dean's first day (sept. 2022)

context: duke is challenging the legal right of graduate students at private universities to form unions.


send regular communication to students informing them what campus resources and services for sexual violence are available

first issued: april 2023

last updated: april 2023

partially fulfilled
sources: shape demands (april 2023)

context: at shape's suggestion, the university has started including a link to all duke student affairs resources at the bottom of the student affairs and office of undergraduate education newsletters, mary pat mcmahon told 世界杯欧洲杯小组赛 .


update sexual violence stats from 2018

first issued: april 2023

last updated: april 2023

not fulfilled
sources: shape demands (april 2023)

reform orientation week programming on sexual assault on campus

first issued: april 2023

last updated: april 2023

not fulfilled
sources: shape demands (april 2023)

sponsor sexual assault training for students of all class years.

first issued: april 2023

last updated: april 2023

not fulfilled
sources: shape demands (april 2023)

establish a physical space and permanent director for the gvpi center

first issued: april 2023

last updated: april 2023

partially fulfilled
sources: shape demands (april 2023)

context: an april 2023 email from mary pat mcmahon, vice president and vice provost of student affairs, and kimberly hewitt, vice president for institutional equity, said that the permanent gvpi director is predicted to start aug. 1.