What We Do

Access

Find Your Pace Coffee Chats

We connect students looking for an introduction to the service community at Princeton. Every Tuesday from 5-6pm, PCCV members are available to chat one-on-one with interested students over coffee at Witherspoon Café in Frist. Through one-on-one conversations, PCCV members help guide and connect students to service opportunities that help them use their skills and passions to engage in the community.

Door Knocking

We aim to connect first-year students with service opportunities as soon as they arrive on campus by coming right to their doors! Pace Center student leaders and volunteers canvass first-year residence halls at the start of the year to talk about different avenues for engagement, share their personal stories about service, and offer advice or guidance. Through this project, PCCV helps new students make civic engagement a part of their Princeton experiences from beginning to end.

Discourse & Reflection

Conversations on Civic Values (New!)

A monthly PCCV meeting that is open to the campus community. Conversations on Civic Values will invite faculty, staff, student leaders, and community partners to discuss exactly what it means to be "civically engaged" as a university student within a democratic society. These conversations aim to help students further develop the advocacy and civic engagement skills they can use to become active members of their campus, local, and national communities.

Food for Thought

is a twice-a-semester dessert and dialogue series that invites community partners and student groups working on similar issues to engage in conversation about the topic of their shared work. By sharing stories, students will have the opportunity to learn what it means to work in this field on the campus, city, state, and national level.

See photos from our latest event “Female Voices on Women’s Issues & Service”, featuring representatives from Planned Parenthood, New Jersey NOW, Womanspace, Princeton Students for Reproductive Justice, and Princeton Students for Gender Equality.

Open Mic Night

a creative opportunity for the campus and surrounding community to come together to share their experiences with and reflections on service and civic engagement. It is an evening of spoken word, poems, songs, and personal reflections held once a semester held once a semester in Café Vivian (Frist).

Collaboration

Princeton TruckFest

A food truck charity fundraiser organized by the Community Service Interclub Council (CSICC), a group comprised of the community service chairs of Princeton’s 11 eating clubs. The project raises money to combat food insecurity in surrounding counties of New Jersey. During TruckFest, Prospect Avenue is closed and members from the university and town can enjoy delicious food trucks and local entertainment while raising money for local charities and increasing awareness of food insecurity in our own backyard.