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Diversity at Duquesne

Duquesne has a strong commitment to diversity. It is seen every day in our community nearly 9,500 students representing every state, 80 countries and a broad range of diverse backgrounds and experiences. At the same time, we are small enough that faculty, staff and students know one another by name and are invested in each other's success. 

We realize that a diverse student population is important in advancing the university's mission. Additionally, we recognize the value in teaching our students to embrace diversity in the work that they do. This appreciation of different backgrounds, beliefs and talents produces students who are sought after by organizations for their ability to lead and collaborate in a diverse and global environment.

Below are some of the many resources available to students at Duquesne.

The Center for Excellence in Diversity and Student Inclusion

Duquesne's Spiritan founders believed in welcoming all and excluding none. Today, diversity remains at the forefront of our core values.

The Center for Excellence in Diversity and Student Inclusion helps by providing support services and opportunities for learning. The Center coordinates community-wide events and programs to celebrate, acknowledge campus leaders and raise awareness about critical issues.

International Student Resources

With a population that includes students from more than 90 countries, Duquesne offers many opportunities for students from all cultural, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds to learn from one another and gain a global perspective in their studies. Outside of the classroom, students participate in a wide variety of cultural programming and activities each year.  In fact, our International Student Organization is one of the largest and most active student-led organizations on campus.

Our Office of International Programs (OIP) helps guide students through the admissions process. The OIP also offers personalized service for incoming students. For instance, our Cultural Ambassador program matches each incoming international student with a fellow current student who can answer questions and serve as a dedicated resource.

For international students who seek to improve their English language skills, Duquesne offers an English as a Second Language Certificate Program.

Veteran and Military Services

Duquesne has a long history of serving active military personnel, veterans, and their families. Our Veteran and Military Services office offers a wide array of personalized services and resources. The Veteran Service Center in Libermann Hall is a learning and recreation center created specifically for veteran and military students and their families.

We are a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program. Tuition benefits through the Post-9/11 GI Bill® are available as well as dedicated resources to help students navigate the financing process.

Learn more about services for veterans, active-duty personnel and their families.

Additional Resources

Many other resources and opportunities are available to students, including Spiritian Campus Ministry, Disability Services and a wide variety of student-led organizations