[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

Message To 'Resistors' From Occupy Co-Creator: Stop Protesting. Run For Office, NPR, March 28. 2017 
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

Take Back the Night
Thursday, April 20, 2017, TBD, Butler Amphitheater
Together, we celebrate, honor and support our campus community members who have survived sexual and domestic/dating violence. There will be a keynote speaker (tba), and the opportunity for survivors and co-survivors to break the silence around their own experiences in a supportive space. Sponsored by the SHARE Program, Women*s Center, and others.

Tea with Feminists ​​​​​​: Dean LeTanya Buck
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 4:30-5:30 PM, Women's Center, Frist 243
Connect with our amazing feminist faculty and staff in a casual setting. Dean for Diversity and Inclusion LaTanya Buck joined Princeton University in August of 2016. Prior to taking up her role here, she served as the founding director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Washington University in St. Louis. Buck holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Saint Louis University, where she wrote a dissertation titled “The Cultural and Structural Shifts in Race-Conscious Access Programs.” Buck is a sought-after facilitator and speaker on issues of diversity and inclusion in higher education. She has been engaged in topics such as inclusion in the academy, the student experience and campus culture, and strategies to address racial and social injustice.She has a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a master’s degree in college student personnel administration from the University of Central Missouri. Tea and cookies provided.

Tea with Feminists ​​​​​​: Amaney Jamal
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 4:30-5:30 PM, Women's Center, Frist 243
Connect with our amazing feminist faculty and staff in a casual setting. Amaney A. Jamal is the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics at Princeton University and director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. Jamal also directs the Workshop on Arab Political Development, and is currently is President of the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS). The focus of her current research is democratization and the politics of civic engagement in the Arab world. Her interests also include the study of Muslim and Arab Americans and the pathways that structure their patterns of civic engagement in the United States.


Dear White People
Friday, April 28, 2017, 6-8 PM, Carl A. Fields Center Room 105
Join The Stripes, Princeton's  premier online and print publication dedicated to issues surrounding race, culture, and minority identity, for a screening of Netflix’s newest original series Dear White People. 
Food will be provided, and a panel discussion / Q&A session will follow the viewing of the first episode.
RSVP using this form​​​​​​​