- We have grown from a center focused on supporting the activity of service to a center where service and learning are intertwined. Our strategic 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.
- Service, and the concept of giving back, are integral to the Princeton experience. In the University's informal motto, “In the Nation’s Service and the Service of Humanity," service extends to creating new knowledge and opportunity—from research to entrepreneurship—as well as civic engagement.
- Does each person have a duty to serve in some way? How do the requirements of a professional career balance with the demands of a personal commitment to service? Can a career in any field effectively help better the world?
- Community House is teaming up with the Alumni Association of Princeton University to collect food for families in need as part of "Alumni Volunteer Weekend 2016: In Service of Princeton and Humanity." Canned goods and nonperishable food items can be dropped off at donation boxes across campus.
- What is service? Is it helping others, making a difference, giving back? Yes, but it's also so much more. On Community Action (CA), more than 525 first-year students at Princeton are learning how service is about listening, learning and understanding as much as it is about doing.
News and stories
Friday, Nov 18, 2016
Good question, right? Now more than ever we feel a call to serve. Wherever you stand, we can help you find a path to action, to organize, to understand, to engage with community, to care for others and to make a difference. Let’s get started.
Thursday, Nov 3, 2016
Interested in taking a leadership role in service and civic engagement? Want to help shape the direction programs at the Pace Center? Join one of our amazing student boards!
Monday, Oct 31, 2016
At Princeton, fall break is a time for rest, relaxation and (sometimes) finishing up midterm exams. But for some students, it’s also about service.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016,
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
The Pace Center for Civic Engagement partners with Enterprise CarShare to oversee eight vehicles for Pace Center programs, service projects and student organizations to use to engage in the community. In order for Princeton students to access these vehicles, they must be VanCertified with Public Safety, provide specific documentation to the Pace Center and participate in Enterprise CarShare Training.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016,
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Join the Pace Council for Civic Values for an evening of reflection and expression. Campus and community members welcome.
Location: Cafe Vivian, Frist Campus Center
Fri, Dec 9, 2016,
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
If you had 90 seconds, how would you change the world? It all starts with a great idea! No prior entrepreneurship experience necessary! Two options: social and general entrepreneurship tracks. First place winners of both tracks will advance to TigerLaunch regionals! Registration closes at 11:59pm on Wednesday, Dec 7th.
Location: Friend 101