Duke University Union currently consists of 13 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). Chair contact information can be found on the About Us page.
Annual Events is the committee behind some of Duke’s favorite traditions – such as the Homecoming Scavenger Hunt and spring’s Duke Royale.
Campus Concerts brings home the big names like Lupe Fiasco, A-Trak, and The Local Natives. Their dynamic artist choices range from comedians to musical artists of all genres. They also host the Heat Wave concert in the fall and Old Duke in the spring. Previous artists have included Smashmouth, New Boyz, Shaggy, and Walk the Moon.
The Coffeehouse has been a Duke staple for decades, serving as a mecca for indie and alternative culture from the surrounding Triangle area. 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 brainstorms brand-new events every year that showcase just how “innovative” the DUU committee can be! From Duke vs. UNC Double Dare to water balloon extravaganzas, there’s no telling what this committee will bring to campus next.
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.
The Last Day Of Classes, better known around campus as LDOC, is the largest student-run event at Duke. Students from every facet of university life gather on the Main Quad to enjoy awesome daytime programming and a blowout concert to celebrate the end of the school year. Recently, artists have included Steve Aoki, Kendrick Lamar, and Ludacris.
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, Stina, and Point Break. (And for those of us who are a little less talented, they throw 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. Recent shows have featured Joseph Gordon Levitt, Adrian Grenier, Morgan Spurlock.
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!