Welcome to Duke Campus Club
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." In the 2013 Centennial year of Duke Campus Club, Cindy Brodhead, wife of then Duke President Dr. Richard Brodhead and Honorary Chair of the Centennial Celebration, 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." In the 100+ years of existence, 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.
Today Duke Campus Club is thriving with a diverse membership of over 400 members. The club kicks off each year in September with a Fall Reception at the Durham Hill House. Board members and interest group leaders bring a dish to share so that seasoned and new members (or those thinking about joining) can enjoy a light lunch while catching up with friends, learning about the year's upcoming events and signing up for Interest Groups.
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 and annual football tailgate.
The annual luncheon is held yearly in October at Parizades in Erwin Square. Below are some photos of past guest speakers.
The group attends Duke sporting events during the year, generally including a football tailgate and women's athletic event (or two).
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, Winston Salem and Greensboro. For more information on this year's trip, visit the events page and look in the month of April.
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.
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 tab at the top of the 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.