A selection of items about diversity and inclusion at Princeton and around higher education.
Policies & Initiatives
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.Read more
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.Read more.
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
Members appointed to new advisory committee on sexual misconduct
Princeton University faculty, staff and students have been appointed to the new Faculty-Student Committee on Sexual Misconduct and the group expects to hold its first meeting sometime in November.Read more.
Princeton launches new initiatives to increase socioeconomic diversity
Princeton has launched two new initiatives that aim to further increase the socioeconomic diversity of its student body and of students who major in fields related to science and technology.Read more.
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.Read more.
Princeton places a policy of diversity and inclusion at the core of our educational mission.
Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity
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.Read more.
Staff, students honor King's legacy through service
A number of staff and undergraduate students participated in community service projects on Jan. 15 as part of the University's celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Read more
Glaude elected vice president of American Academy of Religion
Eddie Glaude Jr., the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies and chair of the Center for African American Studies, has been elected as vice president of the American Academy of Religion.Read more.
Rouse discusses economic justice and King's dream
Cecilia Rouse, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, addressed King's call for economic justice during her keynote address at the University's annual Martin Luther King Jr.Read more
Students tell Trenton stories in micro-documentary projects
Undergraduates present their URB202 projects in "Work Makes A City Work," micro-documentaries showing on Jan. 20 at Artworks in Trenton.Read more
Rouse, Trenton Children's Chorus to celebrate King
Students engage in public service during fall 'breakouts'
Ninety-one students participated in seven Breakout Princeton trips this fall, exploring social issues in towns and cities across the United States.Read more.
Compassion, service, joy: The Dalai Lama visits Princeton
With wisdom, honesty and humor, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama urged young people to take action to make the world more peaceful through compassion and service during a visit to Princeton University on Tuesday, Oct. 28.Read more.
Carter calls for better treatment of girls and women around the world
Former President Jimmy Carter put a spotlight on the mistreatment of girls and women around the world during a speech Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Princeton University Chapel that offered both distressing statistics and reasons for hope.Read more.
Competing is 'transformative' for athletes at 2014 Special Olympics USA Games at Princeton
In June, Princeton and several colleges, universities and private schools in Mercer County hosted events for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games — the first national games to be held in New Jersey. The University hosted track and field events at Weaver Stadium and swimming at DeNunzio Pool. Close to 100 members of the University community served as volunteers on campus during the games.Read more.