Master of Public Policy
MPP STUDENT COUNCIL
The Sanford Student Representative Council brings concerns, questions and recommendations regarding the MPP program to the administration. The Council facilitates student involvement in Sanford School planning in partnership with the Director of Graduate Studies and MPP Director of Student Services.
MPP ACADEMIC COMMITTEE
The MPP Academic Committee serves as a forum for student concerns regarding topics such as requirements for academic concentrations, course offerings and electives, core curriculum needs, Master’s Projects and faculty and student interaction and advising.
THE PUBLIC POLICY MAJORS UNION (PPMU)
The Majors Union is the official organization representing undergraduates at the Sanford School. Led by students, the Majors Union engages students in the life of the Sanford School and provides opportunities to learn and network outside of the classroom.
PHD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The PhD Executive Committee is the organizing body for PhD students.
BOARD OF VISITORS
Young alumni serve as ad hoc members of the school’s advisory Board of Visitors, providing recent-student perspectives during the board’s biannual meetings.
2023 Terry Sanford Leadership Award
Quinn Smith served as president of Duke’s Native American/Indigenous Student Alliance (NAISA) and has advocated for more support for Native students on Duke’s campus. A Udall Scholar, he will be a Hart Leadership Fellow after graduation, working with Indigenous communities to advocate for indigenous land ownership.
Terry Sanford Leadership Award
The Terry Sanford Leadership Award is presented annually to a graduating PPS major, recognizing their achievement in leadership. Students are nominated by faculty and staff and voted on by the faculty committee.