Duke University Union currently consists of 15 committees, planning everything from concerts to laser tag to film screenings and providing resources such as music recording facilities and student film production funding & support. If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact the committee chair(s), listed below.
Annual Events is the committee behind some of Duke’s favorite traditions – such as the Homecoming Scavenger Hunt and spring’s Duke Royale.
The Coffeehouse has been a Duke staple for decades, serving as a mecca for alternative culture. Plus, the coffee’s pretty good too.
Duke Student Broadcasting
Duke Student Broadcasting encompasses everything from television to online media. It provides up-to-date, interactive coverage about the Duke community, serving every interest from FroshLife to the Cameron Crazies.
Presentations screens films in Griffith Film Theater every week, showing everything from new releases to Disney classics (during epic sing-a-long sessions).
Productions creates award-winning films which have been featured at the American Film Institute in Dallas and has even been nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary (Feature).
Innovations brings the fun with brand-new events every year that showcase just how “innovative” the committee can be! Last year’s events included a Water Balloon Extravaganza! and Halloween laser tag.
Jazz@ provides live jazz concerts across campus throughout the semester. Most Wednesday nights Jazz@ features the famous John Brown and his house band in the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, bringing the smooth sound of jazz just off the plaza.
Joe College Concerts
JoeCo, as we refer to it, brings concerts to campus in both spring and fall. Previous artists have included Shwayze, Cute Is What We Aim For, and Anya Marina.
The Last Day Of Classes, as every Duke student can attest to, is the ultimate Duke experience. Every year, students wait with bated breath for the artist lineup, and every year, on LDOC, students from every corner of the university gather on the Main Quad for the concerts. Recently, artists have included Ludacris and Third Eye Blind.
Major Attractions brings home the big names like Lupe Fiasco, N.E.R.D, Dashboard Confessional, B.J. Novak, and Russell Peters. Their dynamic artist choices range from comedians to musical artists of all genres.
Marketing is a team of energetic and innovative students who work to raise awareness for the myriad DUU events. Our “creative consultants” work on multimedia campaigns that fuse graphics, video, and social networking to connect to the entire Duke Community.
Small Town Records
Small Town Records is Duke’s very own recording label. Using state-of-the-art equipment, they have produced such talented artists as Mike Posner, Panda Force, and Point Break. (And for those of us who are a little less talented, there are some awesome Compilation Parties every year.)
Speakers and Stage
Speakers & Stage seeks to present high quality professional touring productions of drama, comedy, speakers, and musical entertainment. Last year’s shows included John Legend and the guys from “Whose Line is It Anyway?”
VisArts provides an outlet for those with an interest in the visual arts. Showcasing work in the Brown Gallery in the Bryan Center, the forms represented have ranged from anything from photography to quilting to painting.
WXDU, Duke’s very own radio station, provides progressive alternative radio programming to both students and the local community. Check it out at 88.7 FM!