Duke students have established numerous groups, which address various aspects of food, nutrition, sustainability, etc. Below are some student groups you may want to get involved with.
- Duke Apiary Club aims to promote apiculture (beekeeping) and sustainable food agriculture in the Duke/Durham community.
- Duke Baking Club meets weekly to bake along with children from the John-Avery Boys and Girls Club of Durham.
- Duke Culinary Society joins together individuals who have an interest and enthusiasm for fine dining, encouraging the knowledge of culinary expertise through student interactions as well as community involvement. Contact Jacquie Schindler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Duke-Durham Hunger Alliance works both in and with Durham to address issues of international and domestic food insecurity. Contact Elena Botella: email@example.com
- Duke Environmental Alliance is committed to promoting the implementation of sustainable practices at Duke.
- Duke International House Cooking Club meets weekly to prepare and taste dishes from around the world.
- Duke Prospective Health Care Club promotes a new health care model that focuses on preventative health care that is thought to fundamentally revolutionize the current health care system in the U.S.
- Duke Students for Human Borders is an activist group that works to raise awareness on Duke’s campus and in the surrounding Durham community about the humanitarian and human rights issues involving immigration.
- Duke Student Dining Advisory Committee operates under Duke Student Government to foster communication between students, administrators, staff, vendors, prospective vendors and customers. The group is dedicated to helping Duke provide delicious food, fair prices, great customer service and clean, well-organized facilities. Contact Beth Gordan: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Duke Tea Club was formed for those with an appreciation for the enjoyment and intellectual study of teas and tisanes.
- Farmhand aims to build awareness of sustainable agriculture throughout the Nicholas School community by providing physical labor for the local small-scale farmer. Contact Sarah Parsons: email@example.com
- Food at Duke is a collaborative campaign focused on raising awareness of food issues.
- Global Health Forum facilitates interaction between members of the Duke community around issues relating to global health. They also orchestrate Global Health Week at Duke each year.
- Nourish International is a service organization focused on reducing global poverty through student firstname.lastname@example.org
- Plan V is a vegetarian/vegan group who raises awareness about the vegetarian lifestyle on campus.
ADDITIONAL CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Food Week at Duke is an awareness campaign, which joins together various student groups focused on food and its links to social justice, health and the environment.
- Triangle University Food Studies is a group of students and faculty from Duke, UNC and NC State who all share an interest and passion in food. They come together each month to discuss how a range of academic fields are connected around food, agriculture and nutrition.
- “You Are What You Eat” Nutrition Education Program is an awareness-centered nutrition education program that reaches out to middle and high school aged children at Durham School of the Arts. Contact Ezi Okafor: email@example.com
Please let us know if you see a student group or campus opportunity that is missing by sending an email to Jennifer Levy (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will gladly include it in the list above.