Pace Center Strategic Plan

The Pace Center for Civic Engagement’s 2016-2019 Strategic Plan charts a course for our center over the next three years. Since our founding in 2001, we have grown from a center focused on supporting the activity of service, to a center where learning and service are deeply connected. This plan not only reinforces the University’s strong commitment to service and civic engagement, but also strengthens the work we’ve already begun to help students learn to do service well. 

In our plan, we identify four strategic goals that will enable us to achieve our mission and make service and civic engagement part of the Princeton student experience. We aim to:

  • Make learning from service more intentional
  • Foster inclusivity in service
  • Be a resource to campus
  • Develop purposeful community partnerships

Service and civic engagement at Princeton is unique. It is driven by students and manifests itself in many ways across the University. It happens in the classroom, in athletics, in career exploration, in student advising. It happens in identify exploration, in campus activism, and in the community. And it wouldn’t happen without our many dedicated students, friends, colleagues and partners. 

Both staff and students will use this plan to guide our efforts, to make decisions and to act. It will help us enhance and expand programs, better support students and advance partnerships with communities. We are energized and excited for what’s ahead as we live “In the nation’s service and the service of humanity.”

To share feedback on the strategic plan, email pace@princeton.edu or call 609.258.7260.

Download a one-page summary of the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan.

Download a PDF of the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan.