I need help securing my safety.
What "Confidential" means
DUPD will help any individual get to a safe place and will provide transportation to the hospital, coordination with outside law enforcement, and information about the University’s resources and complaint processes.
Confidential medical care for students, faculty, and staff
- Sexual assault exams/evidence collection
- After-hours medical care
- Screening and treatment of STIs
- Emergency contraceptives
- Provides services to any Duke community member
Wait times can vary dependent on many factors. During peak emergency times, an emergency department provider is stationed at the emergency room registration area to perform a medical screening exam and initiate care upon patients’ arrival.
Confidential care for students. Individual and group counseling and referral. Available to help at no cost to Duke students.
To begin services at CAPS, call or visit in person between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Monday–Tuesday or 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Wednesday-Friday. You will then complete some paperwork and meet with a member of the CAPS staff for 15-20 minutes to discuss your specific goals. A collaborative plan will be developed based on your needs. This may include referrals to a psychiatrist, a community mental health provider, group counseling, or one of our counselors.
Confidential counseling and support for students of all genders who are victims of sexual and dating violence. Offers information, support, and accompaniment regarding medical treatment, reporting options, academic and residential supports, and referrals.
To speak with a counselor, complete a short questionnaire, and they will reply to you within 24 hours.
After hours: Dean on call, 984-287-0300
Provides support to students in crisis, including those with physical or mental health concerns or behavioral issues.
24-hour help line providing confidential counseling and support for students, faculty, and staff affected by sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking
- Personal and court advocacy
- Accompaniment to emergency room, police, and court
- Short-term emergency shelter
- Provides services to all members of the Duke and Durham communities
What does "Confidential" mean?
In this guide, some offices or personnel are labeled "Confidential." That means students can discuss concerns with those offices or personnel and the information will not be reported to the Office of Student Conduct or the Office for Institutional Equity. Confidential resources will not share information about a report without the individual’s express written permission unless there is a continuing threat of harm to the complainant or to others or there is a legal obligation to reveal such information (e.g., suspected abuse or neglect of a minor).
There are a number of confidential resources that Duke students can talk to. With the exception of these confidential resources, all employees who become aware of prohibited conduct are expected to notify the Office of Student Conduct with the names of the parties involved and the details of the report. Students who serve in an ongoing peer-advising role (such as Resident Assistants) are also expected to report such conduct to the Office of Student Conduct.
All resource descriptions are compiled from the resources' websites. Certain non-Duke resources listed in this guide describe their services as "confidential." Each of those resources may have a different definition of "confidential," so be sure to check with that resource about what it means.