Durham and Community Affairs
The Durham and Community Affairs committee oversees policy and programming concerning student and university engagement with the city of Durham and the state of North Carolina. The DRA committee works closely with the University Office of Durham and Regional Affairs, the Office of Public Affairs and Government Relations, the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership, the Office of Civic Engagement, and the Office of Student Affairs. Broadly, the committee seeks to facilitate partnership between Duke and the surrounding region. Programs facilitating student interaction with the community, partnerships with local government councils, policies involving local or national elections, and initiatives designed to facilitate University engagement in Durham and North Carolina fall under the purview of this committee.