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Welcome to the Office of Global Health and Safety (OGHS) at Duke University!

Part of the Division of Experiential Education, OGHS supports constituent offices, faculty, and staff in the development and facilitation of off-campus programs and other forms of experiential education.

Our mission is to assist in navigating Duke’s expectations, policies, and standards related to global risk mitigation and emergency management. We provide off-campus emergency and logistical support for programs and students in the field. We partner with a variety of stakeholders across Duke to foster collaboration, information sharing, and a culture that promotes health and safety in all endeavors.

Want to know more about our services? Schedule a consultation! Contact us at We are here to support and ensure that off-campus experiences run smoothly and safely.