The following policies are designed to provide a safe and comfortable environment for students participating in the DUNE Program. They address personal responsibility as well as what it means to belong to a learning community. Students who fail to comply with any of the below policies will be referred to the DUNE Program Leadership Team and the DIBS Program Coordinator. The DUNE Program reserves the right to impose appropriate consequences for violation of program policies, including, but not limited to, reduction of the participation award amount, temporary suspension of program privileges, or dismissal from the program.

Participation Policies

Duke University Neuroscience Experience (DUNE) is an interactive, collaborative community of learners. Meaningful participation in the program is the responsibility of the participant, the parent/legal guardian, the DUNE Program Coordinator and Leadership Team.

Admitted participants and parents/legal guardian will sign a Participation Agreement committing themselves to upholding the following policies and standards.

Participant Responsibilities
  • Do not engage in possession, sale or use of illegal drugs or alcohol as evidenced by observation, behaviors, social media sites, video, photographs, etc.
  • Do not possess or use a weapon.
  • Bullying will not be tolerated.
  • Agree to use and bring to campus the laptop provided by DUNE.
  • Adhere to all Duke University policies including polices related to the use of campus facilities, program equipment and labs.
  • Refrain from unacceptable academic or social behaviors such as: plagiarism, theft, bullying, harassment, endangering oneself or others, etc.
  • Wear acceptable clothing that does not show or display offensive graphics or slogans or promote illegal activities, and would be acceptable in your school learning environment.
  • Attend all program activities and notify your DUNE Mentor, Program Coordinator, and Leadership Team about any absences.
  • Regularly engage with DUNE Mentors, peers, and program activities during the program.
  • Communicate in a respectful and professional manner. This includes verbal communication as well as written communication.
  • Check and respond to all email in a timely manner. Complete all program surveys as directed.
  • Review and reflect on DUNE Mentor feedback and look for opportunities to apply feedback to new tasks.
Community Responsibilities
  • Participants will take full advantage of the academic opportunities provided by the DUNE Program. Participants will apply themselves to the best of their ability in their studies and participate fully in collaborative activities and the Duke University community.
  • Participants will not lie, cheat, steal, or plagiarize in their academic and collaborative endeavors, nor will they support the actions of those who do.
  • Participants must understand that DUNE Program policies have been developed to promote the safety and enjoyment of the program for all participants, and must adhere to these policies and follow the direction of DUNE Program Mentors and Leadership Team.
  • Participants will be honest, responsible, and fair in all their activities and will conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful of other participants, DUNE Program Mentors and Leadership Team, and Duke University digital and in-person spaces.
  • Participants must understand that harassment, intimidation, and bullying will not be tolerated.
  • Participants will share in the responsibility of maintaining an environment where individual actions do not violate the integrity of the community.
  • Participants will accept responsibility for their own actions and accept the consequences of those actions.
  • Participant will view the DUNE Program as a community and will recognize the commonalities and respect the differences that make each participant unique.
  • Participants will abide by Duke University's nondiscrimination policy regarding race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, genetic information, and age.
  • The Duke digital citizenship policy serves as a resource to help participants maintain safety and privacy while interacting online. Participants will:
    • Protect their own, and other scholars’, identities in all online environments. This includes not sharing their email address, home address, phone number, full name, birthdate, location, school name, or any other information that might pose a privacy or security risk.
    • Protect the security of Duke University intellectual property by adhering to copyright laws and fair use guidelines. Refrain from posting, sharing, and publishing work online in both protected and open environments.

ADDitional Policies

Non-Discrimination Policy

Duke University prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex or age. The university also makes good faith efforts to recruit, employ, and promote qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. It admits qualified students to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. The university also does not tolerate harassment of any kind.

Smoking Policy

Duke University is a Tobacco Free campus.

Please contact the DUNE Program Team if there are any questions pertaining to the policy.