Report Timeline

Since 2013-14 Princeton has redoubled its efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion. An overview of some of these efforts follow below.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Highlights

2019 - 2020

  • The Supreme Court rules in favor of co-plaintiffs Princeton, Microsoft and María Perales Sánchez ‘18, restoring the DACA program
  • THRIVE conference celebrates Black alumni
  • Princeton receives Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award
  • First cohort of Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows arrives
  • Committee on Sexual Climate, Culture and Conduct launches, incorporating feedback from student activists
  • University dedicates marker addressing Woodrow Wilson’s complex legacy
  • Graduate School launches Presidential Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program

2018 - 2019

  • She Roars conference celebrates women alumni

  • First cohort of students arrives under the reinstated transfer program

  • HBCU partnerships launch at Library and Art Museum

  • Graduate School launches Princeton Prospective PhD Preview and Grad Scholars Program

  • Human Resources launches staff Inclusion & Diversity Certificate Program

2017 - 2018

  • AccessAbility Center launches for students with disabilities

  • First Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Cultural Graduation ceremony

  • Princeton commissions eight new portraits to diversify and expand portrait collection

  • Women’s Employee Resource Group launches

  • Six academic departments establish the first academic climate committees

  • Dialogue and Difference in Action student orientation launches

  • Princeton and Slavery Project holds public symposium and launches website

2016 - 2017

  • Carl A. Fields Center renovates, incorporating student feedback
  • Provost’s Fund for Cultural Studies provides funding for teaching postdocs and support for undergraduate summer internships
  • Board of Trustees establishes Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Davis International Center moves to new home
  • ¡Adelante Tigres! conference celebrates Latinx alumni
  • Toni Morrison Hall and Sir Arthur Lewis Auditorium become the first spaces to be named in conjunction with efforts to expand the range of individuals honored on campus

2015 - 2016

  • Student protests call attention to former University President Woodrow Wilson’s racism, and the University responds by forming an ad hoc committee of trustees to study Wilson’s legacy at Princeton
  • Vice president for Campus Life appoints inaugural Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
  • The new Campus Conversations on Identities program funds twenty five student programs
  • Grad School expands its diversity office
  • Princeton joins National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
  • Disability Alliance Employee Resource Group launches
  • First teepee raising on campus by Natives at Princeton student organization
  • The first We Speak Survey on Sexual Misconduct releases its findings
  • We Flourish and L’Chaim! conferences celebrate Asian/Asian American and Jewish alumni 
  • Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SIFP) launches
  • The Hidden Minority Council, a student organization for FLI students, receives MLK Day Journey Award

2014 - 2015

  • Task Force makes recommendations for student life and campus climate

  • African American Studies evolves from a center to a department

  • Faculty adopts Statement on Freedom of Expression

  • New office created for Title IX and sexual misconduct

  • Princeton begins converting bathrooms to be gender-inclusive

2013 - 2014

  • Trustee Committee makes recommendations for faculty, staff and graduate student diversity
  • Working group makes recommendations for undergraduate socioeconomic diversity
  • Princeton students create “I too am Princeton” social media campaign
  • Many Minds, Many Stripes conference celebrates graduate alumni
  • The Transgender Advisory Committee launches