Service Opportunities in Leadership (SOL) is a nationally-recognized, intensive twelve-month leadership program for Duke undergraduates that combines academic study, community-based research, critical reflection, and mentoring. SOL is a research service-learning (RSL) program that includes a preparation (gateway) course in the spring; a collaboratively designed research project with a community partner in the summer; and a follow-up (capstone) seminar in the fall.
SOL is carefully designed so that students receive intensive support from faculty and program staff every step of the way. Our program is shaped by creative energy of our students. From the beginning, SOLsters have been actively engaged in evaluating and augmenting our program design from year to year. Click here to learn more about the SOL experience.
Telling The Story
World Diabetes Day
“I remember sitting in front of a computer in Tanzania while working on my SOL community-based research project, thinking it would be so cool if we could light the Chapel blue for World Diabetes Day.” Sanjana MarpadgaRead More