Created in 2008, Ubuntu was envisioned to be a multi-dimensional residential experience. It was meant to redefine Duke’s social culture, providing an alternative to the dominant living groups. More than a purely social organization, Ubuntu took on the purpose of connecting students sharing deep and varied interests.
From student discussions to faculty interactions, campus-wide events to group social programming, local community service to projects abroad, Ubuntu engages its members in a living experience that is, socially and intellectually, like no other.
We are civic-minded individuals interested in causes as diverse as education reform, food sustainability, environmental conservation, refugee ethics, health rights and so much more. We are from diverse academic passions: engineering, public policy, pre-med, earth and ocean science, program II. But what unites us is a passion to make a difference and a yearning to support each other throughout.