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Connecting Women of the Duke Community


About Duke Campus Club

Duke Campus Club began in March 1914 when Mary Few, wife of President William Few, organized a group of women to "promote general acquaintance and friendship...and to further the social interests of the College." Since then, Campus Club has evolved from a 'white gloves' invitation only society of University administrators and faculty wives to one that includes female faculty and staff from both the university and the health system, alumnae, volunteers, OLLI members, and other women associated with Duke.

In the fall of 2013 the Duke Campus Club began a celebration of their Centennial year with special activities and events.  The Centennial theme was "Honoring Women in a Century of Change".  Cindy Brodhead, wife of then Duke President Dr. Richard Brodhead, was the Honorary Chair of the Centennial Celebration.  She stated, "The Centennial Celebration is such a wonderful opportunity to look back with pride at the enterprising women who began Campus Club a century ago.  They were real innovators in their time -- bright, educated women who came together to learn and share friendships.  There have been many changes in the 100 years since Campus Club began, but their legacy is important as [we] continue this rich tradition".  Two program highlights from that year were the Annual Luncheon with guest speaker Duke Alumna Judy Woodruff and the spring Centennial Gala at the Washington Duke Inn.


Today Duke Campus Club is thriving with a diverse membership. The club kicks off each year in September with a Fall Reception at the Durham Hill House. 


The Fall Reception gives new and prospective members the opportunity to investigate and collect information on the planned events, such as the annual luncheon with guest speaker.  Below are some photos of our members with the guest speaker.


The group attends Duke sporting events during the year, generally including a football tailgate and women's athletic event.  In 2018 the club will support the inaugural season of the Duke Softball Team by attending a softball game. After the game, the members will receive a behind the scenes tour of the new athletic facility. 


See the events page to see what other programs are planned for this year.  Be sure to register early!

Members can also join any of the 35+ Interest Groups.  Group themes include travel, recreation, reading, entertainment, and food and drink. 

How often have you said you don't ever visit what is in your own backyard?  The Campus Club takes an annual trip each year.  Some places visited in the past are the Yadkin wine valley, Roanoke, Wilmington, and Winston Salem.  For more information on this year's trip, visit the events page and look in the month of April.


Since its founding in 1914, Campus Club has offered Duke-affiliated women the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities while getting to know each other and forming lasting friendships.  If you are not yet a member and would like to join, visit the Become a Member page.  If you are a current member who needs to renew, log in and click the red circle to the left of your name. We look forward to seeing you in Duke Campus Club. 

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