Faculty Statement in Support of the Right to Unionize

Students standing in front of the Duke Chapel

We, faculty in the Department of Cultural Anthropology, acknowledge the right of Duke graduate students to form an employer-recognized union. We will not penalize graduate students in any way for engaging in unionizing efforts nor will we endorse any disciplinary measures directed at graduate students who have participated in such efforts or against those who have not. We strongly believe in free discussion, and we urge both student and university leaders to engage in a constructive dialogue.