Princeton is committed to the principles of fairness and respect for all. Our equal opportunity policy protects all employees and applicants, and employment-related decisions are based on individual merit rather than stereotype and bias. All personnel and employment actions are made in accordance with the University's commitment to nondiscrimination.
At the same time, Princeton has specific legal obligations as a recipient of federal financial assistance and as a state and federal contractor. These obligations include the development and implementation of a plan to undertake appropriate forms of affirmative action to employ women, people of color, people with disabilities and veterans as another means to ensure equality of opportunity.
Equal opportunity and affirmative action work in tandem with diversity initiatives to achieve the University's goal of creating and maintaining a climate of equity and respect that values the rich and unique perspectives, backgrounds and talents of a diverse community. Each of us shares in this collective responsibility to foster a climate of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination and, in doing so, we enrich the quality of our campus community.