Our Commitment to Diversity

Only by drawing the best talent from every sector of society can we achieve the scholarly and educational excellence to which we aspire.

Christopher L. Eisgruber, Princeton University president

Throughout the University, from the staff to the trustees, members of the Princeton community have a deep commitment to being inclusive. We believe — and know from research — that having a diversity of perspectives is crucial for excelling in our mission of teaching and research, so we've invested in many initiatives to make the campus more welcoming to people of all backgrounds.

We are working to increase access to the campus literally — see our map of accessible routes and buildings (.pdf) — and figuratively, by abiding by a strong Equal Opportunity Policy. With continual attention and effort, we're aiming at making Princeton's campus demographics reflect the United States' vibrant, pluralistic society.

President Eisgruber issues statement on racial injustice and campus diversity

President Christopher L. Eisgruber issued a statement on racial injustice and campus diversity Monday, Dec. 8, during a meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community.

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Special Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In response to President Eisgruber's statement on racial injustice and diversity delivered at the December 8 CPUC meeting, the Executive Committee has created the Special Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The task force is encouraging the community to share comments, questions and ideas. 

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Faculty hiring, graduate recruiting programs among diversity initiatives

In response to the 2013 Report of the Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on Divesity, initiatives are underway to diversify the faculty, graduate student, postdoctoral and staff populations.

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Make Your Voice Heard

The Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is collecting feedback regarding the University's policies and practices, as well as providing opportunities to discuss national events.

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Eisgruber, trustees approve strategy to increase diversity

The Board of Trustees and President Christopher L. Eisgruber have unanimously endorsed a report by a special trustee committee that recommends a comprehensive strategy to increase the diversity and inclusivity of the Princeton University community.

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New program helps first-generation students succeed

Bob Peck was the first member of his family to go to college, and the Princeton alumnus is funding a new initiative that offers extra academic opportunities and support to students with similar backgrounds.

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