News & Features

A selection of items about diversity and inclusion at Princeton and around higher education. View archive »

Policies & Initiatives

African American Studies department approved

The University's Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Department of African American Studies effective July 1.

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University begins implementing task force recommendations

The Special Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has submitted its report. Several changes are underway.

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Our Commitment to Diversity

Having a diversity of perspectives is crucial for excelling in our mission of teaching and research.

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Dinner brings first-generation students and faculty together

A small group of students and faculty members recently enjoyed a meal and discussed some common challenges they share as the first in their families to attend college.

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Number of gender-neutral bathrooms increasing

The process of creating more gender-neutral bathrooms across campus is underway.

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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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Financial aid budget grows to $140 million

On Jan. 31, the Board of Trustees approved the University's 2015-16 operating budget which includes a 7.4% increase in funding for undergraduate financial aid.

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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.

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People

Vice President for Campus Life begins September 1

W. Rochell Calhoun will join Princeton as its new vice president for campus life effective September 1.

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Dolan takes the helm as new dean of the college

On July 1, Jill Dolan, the Annan Professor of English and professor of theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts, will become Dean of the College.

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Associate Dean for diversity and inclusion named

Dale Trevino, director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University will join the Graduate School as associate dean for diversity and inclusion on July 1.

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Gonzalez named associate dean of the college

Khristina Gonzalez, formerly associate director of the Princeton Writing Center , has been appointed associate dean of the college.  In this new role, which she began in April, Gonzalez will focus on programs and initiatives that support the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion in the student body.

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Princeton employees honored for dedication and service

Princeton University staff members were recognized for their commitment to excellence, exceptional performance and leadership potential during the University's annual Service Recognition Luncheon.

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Community

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The University asked for your opinions and experiences of campus climate, diversity and inclusion.  The feedback is used to inform decisions about programs, policies and initiatives.

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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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High school students recognized for commitment to increasing understanding

The 2015 Princeton Prize Symposium, held April 24-25 honored 27 high school students from across the United States with the Princeton Prize in Race Relations.

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Eisgruber reflects on why service matters

President Christopher L. Eisgruber reflects on his service as an undergraduate and why he feels volunteerism is an important part of the Princeton student experience.

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Black alumni return for 'Coming Back' conference

Princeton alumni and their guests gathered on campus for a weekend of captivating lectures, social activities and inspiring discussions spanning topics and generations during "Coming Back: Reconnecting Princeton's Black Alumni."
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Native Americans at Princeton

For more than two centuries after its founding, the University excluded most minorities, but a handful of Native Americans proved an exception.

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