July 16, 2012

Anonymous Posts (7.9.12-7.15.12)

Every week, we collect anonymous entries sent in using the link on our sidebar and post them all on Monday. We post anything as long as it doesn't contain personal attacks, hate speech, or express or insinuate that one is at risk for hurting themselves or someone else. Please read this for an explanation of this policy and seek help if your or a friend find yourself in that position. With those exceptions aside, please feel free to submit your thoughts and questions. :)

Hey all,

I hope your summers are going swimmingly. We've got an anonymous post this week for you, and thanks to recent alum AJ for writing a post during the week.

Now without further ado, notes from OC:

I am not sure if this has ever been considered before, but I think it would be great if the Duke LGBT Center did an "It Gets Better" video. Several other colleges around the country have created videos, so I think it would be exciting to showcase LGBT life at Duke for prospective students and show that it does get better.

Please remember that there are a number of resources available on campus and in the local community. resources are available over breaks and throughout the school year. If you or a friend are experiencing thoughts or urges to harm yourself or somebody else, please reach out to the following resources: In an emergency, please don't hesitate to call CAPS at any time, including "after hours" at (919) 966-3820. Ask to speak to the advice nurse and tell them you are a Duke student. You may also call the Trevor Project, a national hotline specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning youth (college students included). Their number is 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386).


  1. hi number 1

    duke did a "make it better" video, whcih i think is a stronger concept than it gets better :)


  2. Hey #1. During the lead up to the vote on amendment one last year Duke produced this Make It Better video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_ZnyqukfvE) which is pretty cool and really well done.

    Additionally, I'm not sure if you are familiar with the You Can Play project (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SXoTRTAw6Dc) at all but the athletic department is currently working on a public service announcement along those lines that will hopefully be released sometime in September.