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