The Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) recognizes that promoting internal and external awareness about COLE and consequential leadership issues that it examines, is one of the most important aspects to the success of the Center. A key component is leveraging the reputation and extensive network of Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business, academic and practitioner communities and other leadership centers, in order to foster the free exchange of ideas and theories about leadership & ethics. Also, through these dynamic partnerships, the center leverages the intellectual resources and practical experiences to respond to today's need for ethical leaders and leadership development.

COLE partners with the following Duke Schools and departments and is currently working with them and other schools on the possibility of a Duke-wide leadership initiative.