Undergraduate students drawing in an art class.

The Office of Global Health and Safety (OGHS) is committed to supporting Duke University’s Division of Experiential Education and its affiliated units and programs. Our team assists with a wide range of services to ensure the health and safety of students engaged in off-campus programs and experiences.

Services include:

  • Developing review and approval processes for proposed travel
  • Navigating Duke’s expectations, policies, and standards related to global risk mitigation and emergency management
  • Program- or experience-specific risk analysis and mitigation
  • Vetting off-campus activities and excursions
  • Consulting on participation agreements and risk waivers/releases for program participants
  • 24/7 on-call emergency support
  • Crafting program- or experience-specific emergency management protocols
  • Training for program leaders in health and safety and emergency management
  • Enhancing pre-departure health and safety resources and protocols for program participants

OGHS works closely with a variety of stakeholders across Duke to foster collaboration, information sharing, and the continued development of a culture that promotes health and safety in all endeavors.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our services, please contact us at oghs@duke.edu.