Life at Princeton
At Princeton, employees belong to a community of individuals who each plays an important role to further the University’s mission of advancing learning through scholarship, research, and teaching to serve the nation and the world. Commitment to the mission is our priority, and we value respect, teamwork, and a workplace culture that is collaborative, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming.
Experience Our Community
At Princeton University, you will be part of a diverse and inclusive community. Our welcoming environment supports staff committed to our mission. Explore what it’s like to be part of our community.
At Princeton, we are “In the Nation’s Service and the Service of Humanity.” When we speak of humanity, we mean “all members of the human community” as described by Princeton alumna and Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor at Alumni Day in 2014. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to who we are and how we impact society. We seek individuals who bring curiosity and a diversity of viewpoints and cultures, and who can share their exceptional ability and promise with those they serve. No matter where you reside within the University, we encourage you to bring your whole self to Princeton, which enables Princeton to achieve its mission and reach its true potential.
For learning opportunities and other resources to support employees, refer to Inclusivity Resources for Employees.
Employee Resource Groups
Nearly half of Princeton University employees engage in one or more of Princeton’s employee resource groups (ERGs). These volunteer, employee-led organizations are comprised of professionals from across the University who come together based on shared interests, experiences, and/or identities. ERGs work to create a more inclusive environment and sense of belonging within the University while also remaining engaged with external communities.
Read the ERGs' joint statement in support of racial equity and inclusion.
Membership and participation in all ERGs are open to all employees, regardless of identity. Participating is an excellent way to connect, learn, build ally-ship, and grow at work.
The ERGs work closely with Human Resources to develop annual work plans, creating value in the following ways:
- Create community for enhanced employee engagement and retention through networking, knowledge sharing, and increased cultural understanding and connection.
- Leverage both campus resources and external professional networks for personal and professional growth and development.
- Share employee experiences with prospective candidates and collaborate in the hiring process to foster positive candidate and onboarding experiences.
- Engage in local community outreach and partnerships.
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Living in Princeton, New Jersey
Located in Mercer County, the Princeton Township and its neighboring communities offer abundant amenities and a rich mixture of culture, diversity, history, and recreation. The broad range of choices, combined with the area's central location and transit network with a quick train ride away from New York City and Philadelphia, make the Princeton-Mercer Region a desirable place to live and work.
Princeton presents outstanding resources for our employees and their families: