In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”), Duke University is required to send Timely Warning Notices to the entire Duke community about reportable crimes that may include murder/non-negligent homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault and other specific crime that have occurred in Duke's geography, which includes campus property, public property adjacent to and going through campus, and certain non-campus property that Duke leases or otherwise controls.

These crimes are evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if they represent an ongoing threat to the campus community and whether notification will aid in the prevention of similar crimes. See page 7 of the Duke University Annual Security Report for further information about Timely Warnings.

Support Resources

Duke is committed to maintaining a safe community, and we understand that these messages can be unsettling and may affect your experience of the community even if you are not directly involved. Please be aware of the following resources:

  • Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) - To report a concern about protected status based discrimination, harassment, including if you experienced racial profiling related this alert and sexual misconduct you may contact the Office for Institutional Equity at or submit a report here.
  • Student Affairs – If you are a student and you experience a bias incident, including profiling as a result of this alert, please report it here.
  • Clery Committee – A group of representatives that provide input on Clery Act compliance efforts while considering community and institutional needs. The committee is chaired by the Vice President of Operations. You may send comments to
  • For a comprehensive list of confidential and non-confidential resources please visit this site.