Advocacy & Organizing

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The Pace Center for Civic Engagement recognizes a wide range of student organizations. 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. 

If you have an idea for a new student organization, feel reach out to Pace Center Senior Associate Director, Elsie Sheidler at sheidler@princeton.edu to learn how to propose a new service group

Student organizations approved and sponsored by the Pace Center  abide by the general University regulation and policies appearing in the current edition of Rights, Rules and Responsibilities, Undergraduate Announcement and the policies set forth for student organizations recognized and supported by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students (ODUS).

Opportunities

Black Organization for Leadership Development (B.O.L.D)

The Black Organization for Leadership Development program seeks to support high-achieving black youth through workshops and events designed to provide leadership development skills that will help enhance their high school experience and prepare them for college.  

Camp Kesem at 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 (CfH) is a national organization that brings people together to bake and sell challah, in an effort to raise money and awareness for social justice causes. Here at Princeton, Challah for Hunger donates half of its proceeds from sales to Mercer Street Friends Food Bank, located in Trenton NJ. The other half goes to Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger. 

Chinese American Princeton Siblings

Chinese-American Prince­ton Sib­lings (CAPS) focuses on build­ing long-term, one-on-one mentorship rela­tion­ships between Prince­ton stu­dents (“big sibs”) and Chi­nese adoptees in the New Jer­sey and Philadelphia area (“lit­tle sibs”) by holding sev­eral events on-campus to pro­vide oppor­tu­ni­ties for men­tors and mentees to get to know each other.

Finding The Match

Finding the Match is a Pace Center student organization. Given that the chances of finding bone marrow matches are extremely low, our mission is to find and train high school students who would be interested both in spreading awareness blood cancers, and similar topics such as peripheral blood stem cell donation, and finding people willing to be donors within their respective student networks that they have access to at their schools.

Global Development Network

The Global Development Network (GDN) is focused on sustainable international development. Currently the team is working on a water treatment project in Guyana through the use of ceramic filters.

Global Mission of Peace

GlobeMed

GlobeMed is a student led social justice organization working to raise awareness about health inequity around the world and raise funds for COVE Alliance - our partner clinic in rural Uganda. Every Friday, GlobeMed members meet to discuss pertinent issues in the realm of global health and to brainstorm ideas for fundraising/awareness campaigns. In addition to on campus activities, we also send a team to Uganda each summer!

Green Princeton

Green Princeton tackles environmental issues with a two pronged approach: political activism and lifestyle changes. In this way, students have the opportunity to both engage with sustainability in their lives on campus and within their global community. Our goal is to initiate conversation and action within and beyond the Princeton community to encourage everyone to go green and take action for a more sustainable world.

Hike Princeton

Hike Princeton is a Pace Center student organization. It focuses on trail maintenance and leads hikes at local parks and nature preserves. 

Insure Jersey

Insure Jersey is a student organization that reaches out to the over 250,000 uninsured New Jerseyans to help them make the decisions to enroll into a health insurance plan. We hold information events at local organizations to reach out to as many people as possible to improve their health care options.

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.

Music is Medicine

Music is Medicine is a group on campus focused on bringing music to the ill and elderly. Our local chapter aims to bring the music of student Princetonians to local assisted living homes, nursing homes, and hospitals. In the past year, we worked with Brookdale Senior Living and Brandywine Senior Living.

Organizing Praxis Lab

The Organizing Praxis Lab is a year-long training program, sponsored by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement and the University Center for Human Values, is designed for activists with a passion for social justice.

Princeton Against Slavery Today

Princeton Against Slavery Today is a Princeton University student organization dedicated to fighting all forms of modern-day slavery, including human trafficking, forced labour, and domestic servitude. PAST works to raise awareness, advocate for justice, and support other anti-trafficking organizations around the world, such as Yazda and International Justice Mission.

Princeton DREAM Team

DREAM Team is an immigrants' rights organization with a variety of projects geared at empowering our migrant community in Princeton, Trenton and the nation. Our mission is to treat human beings as such and to fight against the injustices in the migrant communities. From mentoring migrant youth to fighting against local wage theft, Dream works with a variety of community organizations and migrant communities throughout the year and the semester.

Princeton Effective Altruism

Our organization's mission is to understanding how best to do good in the world, and then applying that knowledge to help others!

Princeton Enactus

Princeton Enactus is an organization dedicated to learning the process of social entrepreneurship from the ground up by immersing themselves in making an impact within the local community. Members of Princeton Enactus work in project groups that advance small business ideas and work towards creating sustainable solutions that give back to the community.

Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad

Serving the community since 1939, Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad is a volunteer-led, non-profit, independent organization dedicated to providing the Princeton community with professional, courteous, and skilled emergency medical and technical rescue service. Princeton students work alongside community volunteers and paid staff to respond to emergency 911 calls in a medical and rescue capacity. Many of our members earn their New Jersey EMT certification through the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad.

Princeton Global Brigades

Princeton Global Brigades mission and focus is to empower volunteers and under-resourced communities to resolve global health and economic disparities and inspire all involved to collaboratively work towards an equal world.

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 Refugee Initiative

The Princeton Refugee Initiative exists to tangibly aid refugee efforts in New Jersey and throughout the Globe, and envisions Princeton as the collegiate hub of refugee aid efforts in the coming years!

Princeton Social Innovation

Princeton Social Innovation is a Princeton student organization dedicated to educating students on viable methods of creating social value.

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 Student Veterans Alliance

Princeton Student Veterans Alliance's mission and focus is to provide support for transitioning veterans and to create cohesion and understanding between Princeton veterans and students through joint service.

Princeton Students United Restoration Foundation

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.

Rotaract Club

Princeton Rotaract Club is a Rotary-affiliated volunteer organization (similar to Interact club in high schools) that serves a diverse range of nonprofits throughout the community.

SPLASH

Princeton Splash is an organization focused on spreading enthusiasm for learning. In the spring, we organize a one-day event (Splash) at which high school students come and take short, bite-sized classes taught by Princeton students. Classes are taught on just about anything, from thermodynamics to chocolate making.

Students for Prison and Education Reform

Students for Prison and Education Reform (SPEAR) is a student-run advocacy group at Princeton University that seeks to agitate, advocate, and educate against mass incarceration. To this end, we run various projects, including a letter-writing program with people in solitary confinement, an effort to start a community bail fund, and a private prison divestment campaign.

Team U

An intercollegiate organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for global health while empowering college students to pursue healthy lifestyles and strive to reach their physical potential.

TropicalClinics for Rural Health

TropicalClinics is a 501(c)3 U.S. nonprofit with the mission of building one-of-a-kind health centers in rural areas of developing nations (beginning in Kenya), utilizing a chaptership program that extends across the United States. Simply, we develop philanthropically-funded start-up healthcare clinics.

Uplifting Athletes

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