Duke University welcomes and encourages elected and appointed government officials, and candidates for office, to speak to members of the university community. However, all invitations and appearances need to comply with Duke University policies. Speakers invited to campus, either in-person or virtually, must be invited and sponsored by a student organization or faculty member and all events should further the educational or academic mission of Duke.

It is strongly recommended that before an invitation is extended, the Duke University Office of Government Relations should be consulted to provide guidance on how to operate within these guidelines.