Statement from President Vincent Price and Vice President and Athletics Director Kevin White on Support for LGBTQ+ Community

In light of Duke’s participation in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game and the concerns that have been expressed about the title sponsor, we proudly reaffirm our commitment to the LGBTQ+ community. 

We stand together with our LGBTQ+ colleagues -- along with all of our students, teammates, faculty, alumni and friends -- to fight for equality and to demand freedom from fear and hatred.

We stand together to recognize the great significance of every individual.

We stand together to condemn any effort to legislate, mandate, or facilitate bias and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, immigration status, or national origin.

By standing together, we seek to make our campus more just and inclusive, and to carry these values to the wider world. Let this be a notice that the Duke community not only defends but celebrates the humanity of all people.

 

Vincent E. Price
President

 

Kevin White
Vice President and Director of Athletics