Training and Initiatives

The staff within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion-Campus Life, including the Carl A. Fields Center, the LGBT Center, and the Women*s Center, work together to design programs that reach students across Princeton’s campus. The collective impact of these collaborations can be seen through a variety of programs including those listed below.

Trainings

A Framework for Diversity and Inclusion (D&I)

The D&I Framework provides a guide for how we engage our work within the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life and across the University. Operating from a model that centers student identity development theory, the Framework allows us to create programming and experiences that engage students and support colleagues in D&I learning that is strategic, intentional, and evidence-based.

Within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion-Campus Life, we incorporate student learning outcomes from the Framework’s rubric into our efforts, including workshops and training, peer education initiatives, and mentorship programs. These outcomes, targeting the undergraduate student experience, are specifically focused on concepts of diversity, inclusion, and identity; and they allow us to engage student learning by specifying what students will know and/or be able to demonstrate as a result of their participation in our efforts.

The D&I Framework is a comprehensive, cohesive, and supportive resource for all Campus Life units and University partners as they incorporate diversity-focused learning outcomes into their efforts targeting students’ academic, social, and personal development. It is adaptable across units and serves as a linkage between the co-curricular and curricular student experience in support of the overall educational mission.

D&I Framework Implementation and Assessment Committee (2018-19)

  • LaTanya N. Buck, Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Vice President for Campus Life
  • Brighid Dwyer, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Vice President for Campus Life
  • Tennille Haynes, Director, Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding
  • Susanne Killian, Associate Director of Graduate Student Career Advising, Career Services
  • Janine Mascari, Health Promotion Specialist, University Health Services
  • Shawn Maxam, Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Provost
  • Maria Medvedeva, Director of Studies, Rockefeller College, Office of the Dean of the College
  • Sonya Satinsky, Director of Health Promotion and Prevention Services, University Health Services
  • Mell Thompson, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students, ODUS

Executive Sponsor

  • W. Rochelle Calhoun, Vice President for Campus Life 

D&I Framework Co-Developers (2016-18)

  • Anthony Archbald, Executive Associate Director of Athletics, Athletics
  • Eliza Blades, Program Coordinator, Pace Center for Civic Engagement
  • LaTanya N. Buck, Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Vice President for Campus Life
  • Darleny Cepin, Director of Student Life, Mathey College, Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students
  • Vineet Chander, Coordinator for Hindu Life, Office of the Dean of Religious Life
  • Elizabeth Erickson, Director for Disability Services, Office of the Provost
  • Tennille Haynes, Director, Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding
  • Susanne Killian, Associate Director of Graduate Student Career Advising, Career Services
  • Sonya Satinsky, Director of Health Promotion and Prevention Services, University Health Services
  • Jaclyn Schwalm, Director of Studies, Whitman College, Residential Colleges, Office of the Dean of the College
  • Keith Shaw, Director of Transfer, Veteran, and Non-Traditional Student Programs, Office of the Dean of the College
Ally Project

the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the LGBT Center, and the Office of Human Resources designed specifically for staff and faculty to explore ways to better support LGBTQIA students and colleagues. Sessions cover a wide range of topics including language, support services, and resources.

Social Justice Retreats

Open to Princeton graduate and undergraduate students, the retreats are intensive, in-depth, and hands on experiences where students can focus on their own learning and development to increase their multicultural competencies and effectiveness as social justice change agents.

Student D&I Training

More information coming soon!

Initiatives

Campus Conversations on Identities Initiative (CCI)

Based on the recommendation of the CPUC Special Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Campus Conversations on Identities (CCI) was created as an initiative to support a series of public programs about identity and difference. The goal of CCI is to resource opportunities that provide a public forum for productive dialogue; to model honest conversations on a range of complex social issues; to provide an opportunity for self-reflection and learning about the experiences and viewpoints of others. We provide full and gap funding opportunities to University departments, student organizations, and individuals who propose events that are connected to the goal and mission of CCI. These events should create a forum for dialogue about the ways multiple aspects of our identities influence our interactions on campus and beyond.

Conversation Topics

To align with the goal of Campus Conversations on Identities, programmatic and conversation topics must be centered on concepts of identity, intersectionality, difference, social constructs, inclusion, solidarity, and dialogical pedagogy, etc. By framing these conversations around broad themes that are open to all community members, we hope to create a more collegial space for intentional engagement. 

Examples of previous themes and topics include:

  • Asian in America Conference
  • Intersectionality in STEM
  • Black Justice League Student Activism Panel
  • Northeast Queer and Trans People of Color (NEQTPoC) Conference

We look forward to seeing what conversations each new academic year brings!

Get involved! 

Mini-Grant Programs

Students are encouraged to sponsor activities related to conversation topics.  Applications for funding for mini-grant programs (up to $1000) will be provided on a rolling basis.  Preference will be given to proposals that 1. involve students/student groups that do not typically collaborate on programming and 2. are submitted at least two weeks in advance of the projected event date. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year.  You are not required to have all of the details of your event finalized prior to applying for funding.  Recognized undergraduate student organizations should apply through the Projects Board.  *Graduate students, individual students, and unrecognized student organizations can submit your proposals through the Campus Conversations on Identities listing in SAFE (Student Activities Funding Engine).  If you have questions, email us at campusconv@princeton.edu.

Signature Event Programs

Funding for signature event programs is awarded at amounts above $1000 (up to a maximum amount of $10,000). Signature event programs must be: 

1. a public lecture/workshop
2. open and publicized widely to the university community
3. sponsored by a university department/unit or in partnership with a university department/unit.

Dates and Process for submission:

Signature event program proposals are due on/by October 1December 1February 1, and April 1 of each academic year. The selection committee will review proposals and make decisions at/around these four times only. Proposals for spring semester programs must be submitted by either of the two deadline dates in the fall semester. Proposals for fall semester programs should be submitted by either of the two deadline dates in the previous spring semester (proposals will be considered over the summer months, depending on the timing of the event to take place). All program proposals for signature events must be submitted at least three months prior to the date of the proposed/projected event.

Signature event program proposals must include:

  • a program description
  • goal(s)/learning outcome(s)
  • intended audience
  • statement of benefit to the campus community
  • funding needs/budget

PDF iconCampus Conversations on Identities (CCI) Application

Proposals for signature events are to be submitted via email to campusconv@princeton.edu. Decisions will be made within two weeks of each deadline date.

*For the purposes of logistics and fund transfers, individual students and unrecognized student organizations must be connected to either a University department/unit or recognized student organization to request funds.

  • Eric R. Anglero, Program Coordinator, LGBT Center, Office of the Vice President for Campus Life
  • LaTanya N. Buck, Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Vice President for Campus Life
  • Jacqueline M. Deitch-Stackhouse, Director, Sexual Harassment/Assault, Advising, Resources, and Education, University Health Services
  • Elizabeth A. Erickson, Director for Disability Services
  • Ashlee M Shaw, Associate Director, Scholars Institute Fellows Program, Office of the Dean of the College
  • Theresa S. Thames, Associate Dean, Office of the Dean of Religious Life
  • Victoria Yu, Student Transitions and Mentoring Program Coordinator, Office of the Vice President for Campus Life

 

Dialogue and Difference in Action (DDA)

Launched in the fall of 2017, Dialogue and Difference in Action is an annual social justice pre-orientation program engaging a cohort of first-year students in critical dialogues focused on identity, power, privilege, and difference within the Princeton community and in society. As a result of their participation in DDA, students deepen their knowledge about identity, power, and privilege; learn best practices for meaningful engagement; and engage other peers in difficult conversations about identity.

Mental Health and Wellness

In partnership with Counseling and Psychological Services and the Office of the Dean of the College, the Carl A. Fields Center, the LGBT Center, and the Women*s Center have the expertise of a TigerWell Outreach Psychologist, working to provide safe(r) mental health and wellness spaces on campus. The Outreach Psychologist is dedicated to using social justice frameworks and affirming models of care to create and support reparative and community-focused programming and to serve and support student communities of multifaceted, diverse, and intersecting identities, experiences, and values.

 

The Color Q'llective Dinners (formerly Queering the Color Line)

These dinners are monthly opportunities for LGBTQIA students of color to meet, talk and relax while sharing a meal.

DDA Student Group

DDA Group

Shawn Maxam, Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion

“The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has been a critical partner in advancing institutional priorities especially related to enhancing the campus climate for students. I appreciate their strategy and thought leadership, willingness to consult/provide guidance to colleagues, and the strength of newly launched initiatives like the Dialogue and Difference in Action program, Diversity and Inclusion framework, and LGBTQ oral histories project.” — Shawn Maxam, Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Provost