Frequently Asked Questions
WHO CAN JOIN THE IRON DUKES?
All Duke fans and supporters are encouraged to join the Iron Dukes. You do not have to be a former Duke student-athlete or alumnus of Duke University to join the Iron Dukes
HOW MANY MEMBERS ARE THERE IN THE IRON DUKES?
There are over 9,000 active Iron Dukes members.
IF I GIVE TO A SPECIFIC SPORT, AM I AN IRON DUKES MEMBER?
Yes, all donors to Duke Athletics are Iron Dukes members, including sport-specific gifts to the Iron Dukes Varsity Club. Please refer to the Benefits Chart to see which tangible benefits are attached to different types of gifts.
HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR PARKING PRIVILEGES AND HOW ARE THEY ALLOCATED?
Iron Dukes Annual Fund members giving at the $250 level or higher are eligible to purchase Men's Basketball and Football parking. Iron Dukes Annual Fund members at the $100 level or higher are eligible for Women's Basketball parking. Members who qualify for parking but do not have season tickets may purchase a single game parking pass, based on availability, by calling the Duke Athletic Ticket Office at (919) 681-6767.
HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR TICKETS?
- Post-season men's & women's basketball ticket allocation is based on event location, ticket supply, and demand. Priority levels as of December 31st will be used for ticket allocation.
CAN TICKETS OR ACCOUNT HISTORY BE TRANSFERABLE?
Account history cannot be transferred generationally, but may be passed to a spouse. Tickets can be transferred to a spouse and in certain scenarios tickets can be transferred generationally. Call the Iron Dukes office at (919) 613-7575 for more information.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NCAA COMPLIANCE RULES?
Recruiting is the responsibility of the Duke coaching staff. Iron Dukes members may not write, call, contact or otherwise recruit on behalf of Duke University Athletics. It is permissible to continue a pre-established relationship with a prospect/prospect's family. A pre-established relationship is one that developed unrelated to the individual's athletics participation; the relationship and provision of benefits predates the individual's status as a prospect or reputation of athletic achievement; and the provision of benefits has been in line with those provided prior to the individual's notoriety as a skilled athlete. A prospect remains a prospect until they enroll in classes at Duke. Student-athletes jeopardize their ability to participate if found they, or their families, have accepted any extra benefits (e.g, gifts or cash, meals at a restaurant, event tickets, free or reduced cost services, etc.). Extra benefit restrictions apply to current student-athletes as well as former student-athletes. You can find more information at www.GoDuke.com/compliance.