In keeping with our namesake’s legacy, the Sanford School of Public Policy has outrageous ambitions.
We aspire to be a great school of public policy for the 21st Century and to be recognized as a leader in our field.
The Duke Sanford School of Public Policy’s mission is to improve lives by researching the most pressing public policy issues and preparing students for lives of leadership, civic engagement and public service.
In 2019, faculty and staff of the Sanford School met to discuss the shared values that define our community. These values (in alphabetical order) guide the Sanford School every day.