Princeton's progress in making the campus more diverse and more inclusive began in 1746 with its charter, which embraced religious freedom, and continues with its daily choices in admission and hiring.
In this section, you'll find:
- data on student, faculty and staff demographics;
- large-scale efforts to create a more inclusive culture on campus;
- admission and hiring policies aimed at diversifying the campus population;
- a selection of diversity-related celebrations and events on campus;
- recent messages to the campus community; and
- a timeline of Princeton's history of access to higher education.
Helping First-Generation Students Feel More at Home
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.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.
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 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.
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
Admission and hiring
Princeton's policies have evolved over the years to increase access to the University.Learn more about Princeton's admission and hiring policies.
Faculty committee recommends changes in sexual misconduct policies, procedures
Princeton's Faculty Advisory Committee on Policy is recommending changes in the University's policies and procedures for addressing issues related to sexual misconduct to bring the University fully into compliance with Title IX requirements.Read more.