Duke's undergraduate students are a very active social group. The nearby bars on Durham's Ninth Street are a popular outlet
for students. However, the primary social scene at Duke occurs within the "Duke Bubble" in the form of a strong Greek life. About
1 in 3 males, and 1 out of 2 females, are members of a Greek organization. Although the on campus "Animal House-style keggers"
have been ended by the Administration, Greeks have found other, usually off-campus alternatives to provide students their
necessary dose of "college life".There are 400 student clubs and organizations. These include numerous student government, special interest, and service
organization. The Chronicle is Duke's independent undergraduate daily newspaper.
Duke offers 36 arts and sciences majors in addition to 5 engineering majors, and 46 majors have been approved under Program
II. Program II allows students to design their own interdisciplinary major. Sixteen certificate programs are also available.
Students may pursue a combination of a total of three majors/minors/certificates, with at least one but not more than two majors
(e.g. one major, two certificates; two majors, one minor; just a major; one major, one minor, and one certificate) .Trinity College of Arts and Sciences operates under the recently revised Curriculum 2000. It ensures that students are exposed
to a variety of "areas of knowledge" and "modes of inquiry." The curriculum aims to have students develop critical faculties and
judgment; learn how to access, synthesize, and communicate knowledge effectively; acquire perspective on current and historical
events; conduct research and solve problems; and develop tenacity and capacity for hard and sustained work.Duke's Special academic facilities: art museum, language labs, Duke Forest, primate center, phytotron, electron laser, nuclear
magnetic resonance machine, nuclear lab, marine lab, and center for engineering, medicine, and applied sciences. Duke also is a
leading participant in the National Lambda Rail Network.
The school's sports teams are called the Blue Devils. They compete in the
NCAA's Division I-A Atlantic Coast Conference. Duke's major historic rival, especially in basketball, has been the
Tar Heels of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Duke Men's basketball is one of the most well known college athletics
programs in the country. ESPN analyst Joe Lunardi has called the Blue Devils from the early
1980s to today a dynasty. The team's achievements under coach Mike
Krzyzewski, include making the Final Four five years in a row from 1988 to
1992, winning the ACC Tournament an unprecedented
five years in a row from 1999 to 2003, having six players named Naismith College Player of the Year in under 20 years, and becoming the only team to
win three national championships since the NCAA Tournament field was expanded to 64 teams.Former Duke stars such as Grant Hill, Christian Laettner, and Shane Battier have gone on to achieve further success in the
NBA. Duke basketball has also provided the country with some of its top coaches including former Blue Devils Johnny Dawkins,
Steve Wojciechowski, Tommy Amaker, Quin Snyder, Chris Collins and Jeff
Capel.As of April 1, 2004, Duke has a total of six
national championships; three in Men's Basketball (1991, 1992, 2001), two in Women's Golf
(1999, 2002), and one in Men's Soccer (1986).