Dear students and campus partners,
We are sending well wishes to everyone during this challenging time.
We are reaching out to communicate some changes in our upcoming programming in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion-Campus Life. This includes programming offered by the Carl A. Fields Center, LGBT Center, and Women*s Center. In accordance with the University guidelines related to COVID-19 and the recent message sent by Dean Jill Dolan and Vice President W. Rochelle Calhoun, we are cancelling or postponing all programming through the end of the Spring semester. This does not yet include end-of-year affinity graduation and celebratory events. We will adhere to the guidance of the University regarding Commencement and follow up with more details.
Connecting with and supporting students are core to our work; we will continue to work with the campus community during this unprecedented time to provide support to each other. The staff in the Centers will host virtual community engagement opportunities for our family, support, mentoring, and discussion groups in online formats—Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, etc. Additionally, we are scheduling video meetings for one-on-one support and guidance.
ODI staff will also be participating in online hangouts and virtual spaces for community building, which will be hosted by the Office of Wintersession and Campus Engagement. You can find the link here. Please stay tuned for a full list of programming available on the website.
For those of you who remain on campus, we are available to help you navigate ways to stay connected for the rest of the academic year. If you have left campus, we can help advise you about how to find resources and community in your local area.
We, in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion - Campus Life, remain present and available. We understand how difficult this time is; know that we are committed to serving as a resource for you. Please feel free to contact any of us.
We appreciate your support of our work. Thank you for being an amazing community.
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion - Campus Life
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion-Campus Life is committed to supporting and challenging all undergraduate and graduate students by facilitating co-curricular experiences and learning about identity, inclusion, equity, and social justice education. We serve the campus community through education, advising and training, and university-wide programming.
We envision a Princeton University culture that affirms and supports the identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all students in a way that informs University efforts to create equity across student identities and experiences.
To this end, we focus our efforts in these strategic areas:
- Engaging undergraduate and graduate students of all backgrounds and identities in reflective learning experiences related to identity, inclusion, equity, and social justice education.
- Supporting marginalized student populations and advocating for institutional change in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
- Strengthening belonging and cultivating community-building that centers marginalized identities and narratives.
- Creating collaborative, student-centered partnerships with allies and constituents within the University and with broader communities to advance our mission.
- Responding to the needs of our students, colleagues, and constituents around issues of diversity and inclusion.
The Carl A. Fields Center, LGBT Center, and Women*s Center are all housed within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and are distinct units with specific missions, histories, and legacies, and together, we work intersectionally because we understand that our students have layered identities and experiences. Each Center provides student support and mentoring, educational opportunities for students and employees, community advising, and university-wide programming. Click on any of the Centers’ logos below to learn about the specific work they do.