Our Progress

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:

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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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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Implementation Update

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

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Helping First-Generation Students Feel More at Home

Programs like the Freshman Scholars Institute and the Scholars Institute Fellows Program provide resources and support for first-generation and low-income students as they transition to Princeton.

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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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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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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.

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