When you become a student in Graduate Liberal Studies, you join an intellectual community with full access to all of Duke University’s rich academic and artistic resources. These offerings range from the outstanding Duke Libraries with their archives and advanced information technology, to artistic and historical exhibits (note in particular the Nasher Museum of Art, just one block from GLS House), public lectures, seminars, concerts, plays, readings and other performances. But these opportunities are not limited to events on the Duke Calendar -- whether in the GLS House student lounge or at one of the many campus cafés, you may well find yourself hanging out and discussing the issues of the day with fellow students or faculty.
Duke University, which is consistently ranked as one of the top American universities, is home to some of the foremost scholars and research facilities in the nation. Featuring the Duke Library system, the Duke Graduate School, the Duke Medical School, the Pratt School of Engineering, the Fuqua School of Business, the Nicholas School of the Environment, the Sanford School of Public Policy, and the Duke Center for Documentary Studies, Duke offers a broad array of resources to its students. Its main campus is noted for the beauty and consistency of its neo-gothic architecture; nearby are the extensive Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
And the intellectual community that begins at Duke extends beyond its boundaries to connect with other nearby schools such as North Carolina Central University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and NC State University – as well as the rich and diverse artistic community of Durham and North Carolina’s Research Triangle Region.