[Now What]

We like many of you are asking "now what?" What can I do? Where do I go? How can I respond? At the Pace Center we stand with community. We stand for justice and equality. Service and civic engagement, now more than ever, play a vital role. No matter where you are, we can help you find ways to learn more, to care for others, to engage with community, to take action. This page offers information, tools and resources to get started.  

Engage & Mobilize

Stand with Vulnerable Populations

Tutor English as a second language students with ESL El Centro in Trenton, NJ. Learn more about this and other Student Volunteers Council (SVC) projects

Teach a Crossings class in a local Princeton middle school. Learn more about this and other Community House projects

If you are staff or faculty member, support the Princeton University United Way campaign, now through November 30 to benefit the United Way of Greater Mercer County.

Stand Against Systemic Oppression

Fight for prison and education reform with SPEAR (Students for Prison and Education Reform) or work to end modern-day slavery with Princeton Against Sex Trafficking. Learn more about these and other Pace Center student organizations

Work with criminal justice nonprofit organizations over the summer with the Guggenheim Internships in Criminal Justice.

Tutor incarcerated individuals with the Petey Green Program. Learn more about this and other Student Volunteers Council (SVC) projects. 

If you are a faculty, staff or graduate student, volunteer to teach with the Prison Teaching Initiative with Princeton's Program in Teacher Preparation (Teacher Prep).

Stand with Migrant Communities

Join Princeton DREAM Team, an immigrants' rights organization with a variety of projects geared at empowering the migrant community in Princeton, Trenton and the nation.

Stand for Climate Change Policy

Advocate for environmental action on campus and off with Green Princeton. Learn more about this and other Pace Center student organizations

Pursue an environmental career with the High Meadows Fellowship program.

Find Something Else

Search the Pace Center's Get Involved section to find the group that's right for you. Take a look at the student organizations with the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students(ODUS). 

Start Something New

Motivated to start a new group? Check out how to do it with the Pace Center and fill out the New Group Proposal Form.
Propose a Breakout Princeton trip to dig deep into a social issue you are passionate about. 
Design a Project for Peace or, if you're a first-year student, propose a summer experience with the Bogle Fellows program.

Resources & Information

Articles & Video

How to Avoid Being Psychologically Destroyed by Your News Feed - Parenting Through the Storm, January 30, 2017
President Eisgruber issues statement on federal immigration executive order - Office of Communications, January 29, 2017
How to get sh*% done like a good activist - Eve Andrews, Grist.org, January 20, 2017
Stop Playing Defense on Hate Crimes - Professor Elizabeth Levy Paluck, Time, November 29, 2016
7 Helpful Sites and Apps for Organizing - Mashable, November 29, 2016
How to Call Your Reps When You Have Social Anxiety - Echo Through the Fog, November 19, 2016
Five Tips for Studying During an Apocalypse - Princeton Correspondents on Undergraduate Research, November 18, 2016
How could you? 19 questions to ask loved ones who voted the other way - New York Times, November 18, 2016
How to Argue Fairly and Without Rancor (Hello Thanksgiving!) - New York Times, November 16, 2016
25 Ways to Be More Politically Active - CNN, November 15, 2016
The messy truth about the gulf between Trump and Clinton voters - CNN, November 14, 2016
What now? Scholars respond to Trump - Chronicle of Higher Education, November 16, 2016
With Post-election Tensions Running High, College Presidents Carefully Choose Their Words - Chronicle of Higher Education, November 16, 2016
How to Disagree with People - SoulPancake, Kid President, September 8, 2016

Campus Resources

Carl A Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding
Davis International Center
LGBT Center
McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning
Office of Admission
Office of the Dean of the Faculty
Office of the Dean of the Graduate School
Office of Human Resources
Office of Religious Life
Office of Sustainability
Office of the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity
Scholars Institute Fellows Program
Women’s Center

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Timely Events

Seeking Refuge: Faith-based Approaches to Forced Migration
Opening Panel Friday March 3, 4:30 PM, McCosh 50; Closing Panel Saturday March 4, 2:15 PM, McCosh 50
Seeking Refuge with the Office of Religious Life (ORL) will include panel discussions, intimate roundtable conversations, and an opening and closing ceremony. This interdisciplinary conference will convene experts from every sector concerned with the refugee crisis: faith- based and secular agencies, government and interagency officials, scholars, grassroots religious leaders, human rights advocates, philanthropists, journalists, students, and refugees themselves. With such a range of participants ORL hope to share and learn from each other’s diverse experience and expertise. The opening and closing panels of this conference with the Office of Religious Life are open to the public. Learn more.

Day of Action: Knowledge and Democracy in Action at Princeton University
Monday, March 6
Organized by Princeton Citizen Scientists, a group of science, engineering and social science graduate students at Princeton University, Day of Action is slated to be a campus-wide day of conversation and action at Princeton and other partner universities. Learn more: http://dayofaction.princeton.edu/.

What Can the Arts Do?
Tuesday, March 7, 6 PM Pizza, 6:30 PM Town Hall, Lewis Center for the Arts, Room 207 at 185 Nassau Street, open to Princeton students, faculty and staff.
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater and Committee on Race and the Arts invite you to a town hall discussion about the role of the Arts within broader movements of activism and social justice. If you are inspired by what you see at the Day of Action on March 6th, or if you aren’t able to participate as fully as you would like, we encourage you to join this conversation and help shape how Princeton’s arts programs respond to campus-wide and nationwide concerns.

Taking the Pulse of US Health Care: 50 Days into the Trump Administration
Monday, March 6, 4:30-6 PM, Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans have vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, promising to submit a replacement plan in “a couple of weeks.” Speaker of the House Paul Ryan also released a policy paper outlining proposals such as health care tax credits and increased health savings accounts. Princeton University scholars will gather for a panel discussion on the status of the Affordable Care Act and health care in America 50 days into the Trump administration. Learn more.

Free Speech Now: Internet Hate Speech, Fake News and Armies of Trolls
Tuesday, March 14, 4:30-6 PM, Lewis Library, Room 120, University Center for Human Values
A panel with Soraya Chemaly, Writer, Activist, and Director of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project; Myisha Cherry, Host of The Unmute Podcast, Visiting Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellow in Ethics, Harvard University; Katherine Haenschen, Media Studies Scholar, Postdoctoral Research Associate, CITP, Princeton University. Learn more. 

Free Speech Now: Free Speech In and Out of the Classroom
Tuesday, March 28, 4:30-6 PM, Lewis Library, Room 120, University Center for Human Values
A panel with: David Rabban, Visiting Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School and the Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University and Jamail Regents Chair in Law and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas; Fred Schauer, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia; and W. Rochelle Calhoun, Vice President for Campus Life, Princeton University. Learn more.