Our Core Values
Princeton University is a community devoted to learning. We actively seek students, faculty, and staff of exceptional ability and promise who share in our commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, and who will bring a diversity of viewpoints and cultures. By incorporating a broad range of human experiences and a rich variety of human perspectives, we enlarge our capacity for learning, enrich the quality and texture of campus life, and better prepare for life and leadership in a pluralistic society.
See the full Statement on Diversity and Community in “Rights, Rules, Responsibilities.”
Examples of personal characteristics that confer diversity of viewpoint and culture include but are not limited to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, and disability.
All of Princeton's rules for University-wide conduct rest on the basis of respect for others. In order to have an open intellectual and residential community in which all members can participate equally, each member must be tolerant of others' personal characteristics and beliefs. Additionally, professional camaraderie requires that the atmosphere is free of hostile and harassing behavior. Respect for others is a condition of employment and enrollment at Princeton, and University disciplinary sanctions may be imposed if these standards for behavior are not met.
See the full Statement on Respect for Others in “Rights, Rules, Responsibilities.”
For full information on policies and procedures related to equity and diversity, see Policies and Regulations.