Privacy Policy for Summer College, Summer Academy, and Honors Institute

The Duke University Summer College for High School Students, the Duke University Summer Academy for High School Students, and the Duke University Honors Institute for Middle School Students are committed to protecting your privacy.  By using this site and the services connected to it, you agree to comply with the terms of this policy. To better meet user concerns or changes in the law, we reserve the right to modify the terms of our privacy policy.  Continued use of the site constitutes acceptance of the revised policy.

Through our application and registration systems we collect information from students and their parents or legal guardians. We collect the following information from users:

  • first and last name;
  • nationality/citizenship;
  • gender (as displayed on your birth certificate);
  • age;
  • mailing address;
  • email address;
  • phone number;
  • school;
  • school address and phone number; and
  • emergency contact information (first and last name, mailing address, email address, phone number).

In the case of Summer College for High School Students, we also collect the students’ social security numbers (U.S.A. citizens and permanent residents only) in order to create their record with Duke University. Only staff responsible for admitting and creating the Duke University student record have access to this information. 

Duke Summer Session follows the guidelines published by the Duke University Registrar’s Office and its compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). See http://registrar.duke.edu/student-records

In the case of the Duke Honors Institute we protect the privacy of applicants under the age of 13 by following the guidelines established by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).  Please visit Duke Continuing Studies COPPA page to learn more about COPPA.  

Information collected is used by program staff to register students in programs and courses and to market opportunities at Duke to students and parents. Duke Summer Session does not share collected information with third parties.

Duke Continuing Studies has in place commercially reasonable measures to protect the security of the information you provide on our website. However, no system is without a minimal amount of risk.

Duke Continuing Studies
Box 90700
Durham, NC 27708-0700

Phone: (919) 684-6259
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