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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.08
Liaison Kristi Wiedemann
Submission Date March 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Princeton University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michele Minter
Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity
Office of the Provost
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups:

The University has many student-related centers that promote diversity, including the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality & Cultural Understanding, the Davis International Center, the Ombuds Office, the Office for Religious Life, the Center for Jewish Life, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center (LGBT), and the Women’s Center. Many additional resources for students are available through the Office of Undergraduate Students and the Graduate School Office of Diversity. Each of these centers are available to the entire campus community and also encourage faculty participation.

The University strives to create a supportive community for all of its employees. It administers eight employee resource groups. These groups provide faculty and staff members with opportunities to meet people across campus in academic, cultural and social settings, and to connect in the spirit of community in comfortable situations. The organizations also create networks for collaboration and support. There are also numerous HR training programs, including “Excelling at Princeton,” which provide resources for under-represented staff members.


The website URL where more information about the support programs for underrepresented groups is available:
Does the institution have a discrimination response policy and/or team (or the equivalent) to respond to and support those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination or hate crime?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team:

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity administers the university's Antidiscrimination and Harassment policy, which prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation. The office provides training for faculty and staff members, and conducts investigations. The office oversees compliance with ADA, Title IX and Affirmative Action (OFCCP).


The website URL where more information about the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team is available:
Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
Yes

Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Yes

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.