Nominate a Duke Community Member for the Samuel DuBois Cook Awards

Samuel Dubois Cook Society Humanity: Equity: Community

Submit a nomination using the Cook Awards online form

  • Actively nurture a sense of community and belonging for Black people.
  • Commit to translate the promise and potential of Black people at Duke into fulfillment and actuality.
  • Foster positive and constructive interpersonal and intergroup relations within both Duke University's and Durham's Black communities.
  • Cultivate positive relations between Black people and other ethnic, racial, and national groups on the basis of an enlightened appreciation and knowledge of our historic interdependence.

Nominations are due by Wednesday, Dec. 20. Winners will be notified the week of January 8, 2024. Awards will be presented during the annual Cook Society Awards Ceremony at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club.

Please contact Hope Baptiste at for questions about submitting your nomination or if you need additional information.