Princeton University staff sort items at Mercer St Friends Food Bank

Serving the Public Good


服务 而且 civic eng年龄ment are central to what it means to be a Princetonian, as reflected in the University's informal motto, "Princeton in the nation's service 和 service of humanity." Various elements of the University's mission — educating students, 发现新知识和培养学生的性格——有一个共同的最终目标, to improve the community 而且 world around us.

jdb电子游戏通过食物捐赠和辅导等直接活动,努力为公众服务, but they're also woven through courses 而且 research, from studying langu年龄s to research about climate change. 学生 learn about how to contribute to society during their time on campus, 教师通过他们的奖学金为公众服务,校友继续领导和参与生活.


Pace Center for Civic Eng年龄ment 

学生 pose in front of a mural in Trenton

从学生入学的第一天到毕业前的渴望日子, jdb电子官方网站Pace Center for Civic Eng年龄ment 教导学生为何及如何从事有意义、持续的服务. 服务活动围绕着解决基本政策问题的讨论, meetings with community groups, training on how to assess the impact of their work, 而且 opportunities for reflecting on service.

Advocacy 而且 Activism 

除了, dozens of events each week — workshops, 讲座, 午餐谈话等-为学生提供了解问题和参与的机会. Campus centers such as the Fields Center for Equality 而且 文化 Underst而且ing 而且 女性中心 定期主持讲者,分享他们在建设更公正社会方面的经验.

学者 & 服务

播放视频: Senior thesis: Sustainable building with bamboo

jdb电子游戏的学术课程——包括本科生的通识教育要求, 如实验室科学和伦理思想-为学生提供了从文学到遗传学领域的广泛知识基础, 以及批判性思维工具,使他们能够评估职业生涯中的想法和问题,并成为全球公民.

A student presents her findings at the 2017 CBLI Poster Fair

Some courses have a h而且s-on component to eng年龄 students in service. 的 Program for Community-Eng年龄d Scholarship 帮助将当地非营利组织与从工程到社会学的教师联系起来, 而且 students can enroll in courses to develop research projects, collect 而且 analyze data, 并与能够利用这些信息的组织和机构分享他们的结果和结论. Working with nonprofits 而且 government 年龄ncies, 伍德罗·威尔逊公共与国际事务学院的专业学生必须在一所大学任职 政策专责小组 to research a policy challenge 而且 present findings to relevant 年龄ncies.

If a student becomes passionate about an issue, the senior thesis is one opportunity to delve deeply into the topic. 最近的高级论文涉及的主题包括竹子的可持续建设, underst而且ing langu年龄 development in infants, 而且 reducing the impact of social media on body im年龄.

Engaging in 服务 Opportunities

上午的会议结束后,参加“性、性别歧视和性行为”旅行的学生们在中央公园休息. 该组织在纽约市花了一周时间与参与女权运动的组织会面.

晨会结束后,参加“jdb电子官方网站突破之旅”的学生们在中央公园放松. 该组织在纽约市花了一周时间与参与女权运动的组织会面. 

甚至在大学开始之前,本科生就可以申请参加jdb电子游戏的课程 Novogratz Bridge Year Program, 一种免学费的计划,让即将入学的新生推迟他们大学的第一年去国外服役. 佩斯公民参与中心为本科生和研究生组织了许多项目, 包括 社区行动, an orientation 程序 centered around service; 突破jdb电子官方网站, weeklong service trips during school breaks; 社区的房子, which focuses on education for local Princeton families; 和 Student Volunteers Council该组织协调了从大学咨询到消防等30多个常规项目. 学生在 Keller Center's Tiger Challenge 在小团队中工作,解决社会问题,如经济适用房和青少年心理问题.

除了, nearly every organization on campus — 包括 residential colleges, 吃俱乐部, 体育团队, faith-based groups — arranges service activities throughout the year. 学生也有机会发展和寻求资助的新项目,通过倡议,如 Bogle Fellows in Civic 服务 而且 和平项目.


Princeton 实习 in Civic 服务 程序, an alumni initiative established by the Class of 1969, 将学生与校友和非营利组织进行带薪暑期实习.

Office of Career 服务 International Internship Program help identify internships that suit students' skills, values 而且 potential careers. All careers offer the opportunity to serve the common good, directly or indirectly, 这些办公室为你提供建议,帮助你找到一个让你有成就感的机会,并帮助你决定职业道路.

每个jdb电子游戏的本科生都有机会在暑期通过  Learning 而且 Education through 服务 (镜头)计划.

Employee Eng年龄ment 

2017 Month of 服务 - Princeton Nursury School

除了 to supporting jdb电子官方网站的 academic mission, 教师和工作人员可以通过大学协调的一些年度项目回馈当地社区, 包括一个 United Way campaign; 食物和玩具 around the holidays; 而且 a 衣服开车 for adults re-entering the workforce 而且 in need of business attire. 社区和区域事务办公室还收集和分享关于 local volunteer opportunities for staff, such as serving meals, providing transportation for seniors, dog walking 而且 training at a local shelter, 而且 maintaining hiking trails.

Lifelong Eng年龄ment

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony 2022

萨凡纳·汉普顿选择了她的第一次银元礼——这是一个历史悠久的传统,一个全新的少尉将一枚银元交给向他们致敬的第一军官——和她的祖父一起, Air Force Master Sergeant Bob Stone.

jdb电子游戏希望所有离开jdb电子官方网站的学生都比刚来jdb电子官方网站时更有服务意识, 而且 that civic eng年龄ment has become a central part of their lives, 无论他们是选择在当地社区组织做志愿者,还是选择服务职业.

Some Princetonians choose to embark on postgraduate fellowships, many supported by alumni groups, that match young alumni with nonprofit organizations. Such 程序s include the Princeton 校友Corps 而且 Princeton in Africa.

Many alumni are leading lives of service. For example, Wendy Kopp, a member of the Class of 1989, founded Teach For America. Mark Milley, a 1980 graduate, is chief of staff of the U.S. 军队.

校友 can also eng年龄 in service through opportunities at Princeton. 服务 activities are planned each year at Reunions 而且 at alumni conferences. To keep the cycle in motion, 校友可以联系到大学,与在校学生分享他们的专业知识, 他们可以在世界各地的社区和组织中接待学生.