What We Do

DukeLIFE (Lower-Income, First-Generation Engagement) is part of the Intellectual Community division in the Office of Undergraduate Education. We provide targeted multi-level support to undergraduates who are from first-generation and/or lower-income backgrounds (1G/LI students). DukeLIFE has three strategic priorities:

Increase connections between students & faculty

Sustain resources that promote students' academic excellence

Remove issues of cost and affordability as barriers to student success