Princeton Advocacy & Activism Student Organizations

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Student advocacy and activism organizations provide undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to put their ideas into action. The Pace Center for Civic Engagement recognizes a wide range of advocacy organizations. An advocacy organization is a group of students who have come together, in the spirit of civic engagement, to lead and advocate on behalf of a social issue, and which may or may not incorporate a service component and/or a community partner to move their ideas into action. From advocating for prison education reform, to building a community around social entrepreneurship, to organizing to ensure fair and adequate health care, student organizations tackle a wide array of societal issues that affect our local and global communities. Student organization recognition signifies that the organization has been reviewed, approved, and is now sponsored by the Pace Center.

A list of student advocacy and activism organizations recognized and supported by the Pace Center is provided below. If you don’t see an organization that meets your interests, you can consider proposing and establishing a new group. New student organizations can be proposed by undergraduate and/or graduate students. To propose a new group, complete and submit the New Service Group Proposal Form. Staff review proposals on the first Monday each month. To ensure a review, your proposal must be submitted by 5:00 pm on the Thursday prior. If you have any questions as you develop your idea and proposal, email Evan Schneider, the staff adviser for student organizations.

Student Advocacy & Activism Organizations

Acts of Kindness

Acts of Kindness seeks to create a welcoming campus where everyone can interact with and accept each other, no matter who they are.

Camp Kesem Princeton

Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer.

Challah for Hunger

Challah for Hunger is a joint Pace Center-Center for Jewish Life group that raises money and awareness for hunger-based charities through baking and selling challah, traditional Jewish bread eaten on Shabbat and holidays.

Finding The Match

Finding the Match is a campus chapter of Be the Match, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping blood cancer patients receive life-saving transplants.

I'm Not Done Yet Club

Information about the I'm Not Done Yet Club is coming soon.

Letters to Strangers

Letters to Strangers (L2S) is a global youth-run organization seeking to destigmatize mental illness and increase access to affordable, quality treatment. At the Princeton chapter, we aim to do this through anonymous letter-writing exchanges and political/research advocacy.

One for the World

Information about One for the World is coming soon.

Princeton Against Slavery Today

Princeton Against Slavery and Trafficking (PAST) is a Princeton University student organization dedicated to fighting all forms of modern-day slavery, including human trafficking, forced labour, and domestic servitude.

Princeton Disability Awareness

Information about Princeton Disability Awareness is coming soon.

Princeton Effective Altruism

Princeton Effective Altruism's mission is to understand how best to do good in the world, and then apply that knowledge to help others!

Princeton Environmental Activism Coalition (PEAC)

Princeton Environmental Activism Coalition (PEAC) is a coalition of environmental activists igniting conversation and inspiring action within the student body and administration of Princeton University.

Princeton for Health Literacy and Equity

Princeton for Health Literacy and Equity advocates for undocumented immigrant and refugee populations and raises awareness of key health issues in Princeton students

Princeton Indigenous Advocacy Coalition

The Princeton Indigenous Advocacy Coalition (PIAC) is a student group that seeks to empower and advocate for Indigenous students and studies at Princeton. We work primarily on four core broad goals that we have identified as areas of growth for the university. They are:

Princeton Partners in Health Engage

Partners in Health (PIH) Engage aims to build the right to health movement by growing and amplifying PIH's mission, as a global health organization, worldwide.

Princeton Student Climate Initiative

PSCI (Princeton Student Climate Initiative) is dedicated to providing an outlet for students to learn about, engage with, and have a positive impact on climate change. We are focused on advocacy and raising awareness around climate solutions, through writing op-eds, making infographics, hosting call-a-thons, and more.

Princeton Students Against Gerrymandering

Princeton Students Against Gerrymandering (PSAG) is a student-run organization advocating for electoral map drawing reform.

Princeton Students for Data Rights (PSDR)

Princeton Students for Data Rights (PSDR) seeks to educate the university community about privacy and corporate and government surveillance, to raise awareness about the relationship between data and oppression, and to engage and empower the next generation of privacy leaders.


Princeton Students for Immigrant Empowerment

Princeton Students for Immigrant Empowerment is an immigrants' rights organization with a variety of projects geared at empowering our migrant community in Princeton, Trenton and the nation.

Princeton Students United Restoration Foundation (PSURF)

Princeton Students United Restoration Foundation's (PSURF) mission is to protect and preserve coastal environments, as well as to raise awareness for conservation efforts in coastal and surfing communities.

Princeton University Girl Up

Princeton Girl Up serves girls in both the surrounding community through fairs and school presentations, as well as girls internationally through donations.


Princeton Splash is an organization focused on spreading enthusiasm for learning.

Students for Prison Education, Abolition and Reform (SPEAR)

Students for Prison Education, Abolition, & Reform (SPEAR) is a student-run advocacy group at Princeton University that seeks to agitate, advocate, and educate against mass incarceration.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Princeton Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) aims to spark dialogue surrounding drugs and drug policy both on campus and on a national level.

UNICEF Princeton

Information about UNICEF Princeton is coming soon.

Policies and Practices

Student organizations are recognized and supported by the University and as such, abide by University, ODUS and specific Pace Center policies and practices.


Whether around activism, advocacy, civic dialogue, direct service or other forms of engagement, resources are available to support your success.