About Dukes & Duchesses

Dukes and Duchesses was established in 1979 as an organization of volunteers dedicated to representing the Office of the University President and Duke University at large. As student ambassadors for President Brodhead, members of Dukes and Duchesses provide a direct student contact to distinguished visitors, Trustees, and guests of the President. Responsibilities include leading campus tours, staffing the President’s Box during home football games, and assisting with special events such as the Board of Trustees dinner.

President: Kristin Miller
Secretary: Cade Netscher
New Member Coordinator: David Morris
Vice President: Megan Hastings
Events Coordinator: Ashley Hough


Class of 2016
Natasha Catrakilis
Tyler Deane-Krantz
Jamal Edwards
Medha Gudavalli
Megan Hastings
Sydney Hood
Ashley Hough
Bre Jordan
Josh Kalejaye
Kristin Miller
David Morris
Cade Netscher
Ashley Reid
Ben Scharf
Abhi Shah
Nicholas Wetherbee
Class of 2017
Uzoma Ayogu
Alex Blutman
Anjelica Hubbard
Allen Jones
Hannah McCormack
Will Ponce
Colin Power
Apara Sivaraman
Steven Soto
Tory Trombley
Zach Visco
Henry Washington
Elle Wilson
Class of 2018
Catherine Foy
Riyanka Ganguly
Nathalie Kauz
Samantha Miller
Kyle Miller
Brennan Steele
Austin Wu
Terry Chambliss
Audrey Dail


Membership in this group is a privilege that requires great responsibility, as D&D ambassadors are frequently university guests’ only contacts with undergraduates during their visit. Members demonstrate their commitment by following the guidelines outlined below.

  • Attendance at weekly meetings is mandatory
  • Members must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Each member must work at least one football game every fall
  • Each member must guide at least two campus tours per semester
  • Each member must volunteer a minimum of twelve (12) hours in the Fall and eight (8) hours in the Spring


Dukes and Duchesses is a tight-knit organization that allows members to become intimately involved with the University and its administration. Participation in D&D facilitates substantial personal and professional growth, as well as provides the opportunity to serve Duke University. We invite first- and second-year undergraduates to apply.

Please direct any questions to

Megan Hastings at ddrecruitment2016@gmail.com

Our recruitment process has officially begun.  Information session dates are below. The application process consists of a written application and Duke history test, after which we invite candidates to a first round interview and an open house to meet members of D&D. Candidates are then invited to a final round of interviews before we make final selections. We will be posting more information on our website and Facebook page soon regarding interview and open house dates and times. 

You may now access the UPDATED history review packet and application.


Information Sessions
Learn more about the organization, application process, and D&D experience from current members during information sessions. Sessions will be held on Tuesday, February 2nd from 7:30-8:30pm on East Campus in East Duke 209 and Wednesday, February 3rd from 7:30-8:30pm on West Campus in Physics 128. 

Test Dates 
Tuesday February 16th on West Campus in Physics 128 from 7:30-8:30pm
Wednesday February 17th on East Campus in East Duke 209 from 7:30-8:30pm