A Vibrant and Inclusive Community
For both residential and hybrid students, our student life is centered on a community of faithful learners who journey together, learn together, and support each other as they grow into their calling to serve the church, the academy, and the world.

One of the particular strengths of Duke Divinity School is the diversity of our community. Our students and faculty comes from many different backgrounds and more than 50 denominations. As we learn from each other, challenge one another, and grow together, our Christian witness and theological training is enriched and deepened, making us more effective in our ministries in a changing church.

Inspired and varied corporate worship is at the core of our life together, as we cultivate a life of prayer, study, discipleship, and service. But you'll also discover lectures and sermons from world-renowned Christian leaders, an array of passionate student interest groups, supportive ministerial preparation programs, houses of study that can serve as your spiritual and social base, and more.

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"I came into Duke Divinity School unsure of what I was getting myself into. I applied because I was being obedient to what God was telling me to do. As I have walked through the past year and a half, I have been able to gain new insight into what it means to be a leader in the church. My mind has been expanded about what it means to hear and follow God. I have built community that I believe will be with me for the rest of my life, and I have gained confidence in my gifts and talents. Duke Divinity has given me new language for walking out my calling."

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31%
of the student body are from underrepresented or non-specified ethnic or racial groups
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51%
of entering M.Div. students identify as female
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35
states and 16 countries are represented in our student body
Students and alumni sing together during the Hispanic House anniversary in Goodson Chapel

Student Organizations and Clubs

Growing Together in Community

With more than 30 different student clubs, organizations, and activities, our students create community in so many ways. From groups like Asian Theology Group, New Creation Arts, La Unión Latina, and the Black Students Association to activities including music groups, you'll find a place to meet others, pursue your interests, and enhance your divinity experience.

Office of Student Life

Fostering Growth and Inclusiveness

The Office of Student Life at Duke Divinity School is dedicated to fostering a vibrant and inclusive student community that supports students as they grow into their calling to serve the church, the academy, and the world. The office coordinates a variety of events and programs designed to enhance the educational and community environment of the Divinity community. 

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Student News

Our students come from all walks of life to grow in community, deepen their scholarship, and commit to the life of the church.
Global Women Th.M. Program Empowers Scholars for Leadership
May 14, 2024
A unique program invited women scholars from the Majority World to undertake the Master of Theology program in preparation for doctoral studies.
Portraits of the Class of 2024
May 7, 2024
Our graduating students have come to Duke Divinity from a variety of communities and faith traditions to prepare for a wide range of ministries. Here are some snapshots of the Class of 2024. 
Duke Divinity Course Prepares Students for UMC General Conference
April 18, 2024
Several dozen Duke Divinity students learned about church governance, met with bishops, and expressed hope for their vocational call in a course to prepare for the United Methodist Church General Conference.

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