What can I do?

We all have a role to play in making the University a more equal and inclusive community. The resources within this section provide ideas and starting points for personal action. 

Bystander Training: From Bystander to Upstander

This 40 minute course looks at tools and strategies to become an upstander and an ally, developing the skills to speak up when others are being bullied or harassed. Although set in a corporate environment the principles can be applied in both work and study settings.  

LinkedIn Learning on The Power of Standing up


Communicating about Culturally Sensitive Ideas

Discussions about cultural differences can be uncomfortable. In this 55 minute course, Duke University professor Dr. Daisy Lovelace shares principles and strategies that can help you have productive, meaningful conversations on topics related to diversity. 

LinkedIn Learning on Communicating about Culturally Sensitivity


Confronting Bias: Thriving Across Our Differences

This 40 minute video looks at  the impact of our cultural lens on daily relations and explores how to counter bias in  words and actions. 

LinkedIn Learning on Confronting Bias


Emotional Intelligence

This 30 minute video provides an engaging introduction to the four domains of emotional intelligence—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. Emotional Intelligence can enable us to be more aware of our strengths, limitations, and values. And to increase understanding of how people see the world differently based on individual preferences, as well as social and environmental factors.  

LinkedIn Learning - Exploring Emotional Intelligence


Become a more thoughtful and effective ally 

External open source starter guide to allyship


Learn how to avoid unconscious bias

The University has developed a short eLearning module to help you be aware of the potential for unconscious bias when completing University surveys

Log in to learn how to avoid unconscious bias 


Counteracting Microaggressions 

Microaggressions are the most common way racist and other forms of descrimination are expressed on a daily basis, both online and face to face, so tackling them is very important.

More information  about counteracting microaggressions