Princeton University staff sort items at Mercer St Friends Food Bank

Serving the Public Good

概述

服务和公民参与是成为OPE体育官网人的核心, as reflected in the University's informal motto, "Princeton in the nation's service 和 service of humanity." Various elements of the University's mission — educating students, 发现新知识,发展学生个性——有一个共同的目标, to improve the community 和 world around us.

通过食品捐赠和辅导等直接活动,我们为公共利益服务的努力是显而易见的, but they're also woven through courses 和 research, from studying langu年龄s to research about climate change. 学生 learn about how to contribute to society during their time on campus, 学院通过他们的奖学金服务于公众,而校友则继续过着领导和参与的生活.

Learning to Serve

Pace Center for Civic Eng年龄ment 

作为社区行动的一部分,学生与社区成员在一个鼓圈中接触

从学生入学的第一天到毕业前的渴望日子, OPE体育官网的 Pace Center for Civic Eng年龄ment 旨在教导学生为什么以及如何从事有意义的、持续的服务. 服务活动围绕着解决基本策略问题的讨论, meetings with community groups, training on how to assess the impact of their work, 和 opportunities for reflecting on service.

Advocacy 和 Activism 

除了, dozens of events each week — workshops, 讲座, 午餐会谈等——为学生提供了解问题和参与的机会. Campus centers such as the Fields Center for Equality 和 文化 Underst和ing女性中心 定期邀请讲者分享他们在努力建设一个更公正的社会方面的经验.

学者 & 服务

播放视频: Senior thesis: Sustainable building with bamboo

OPE体育的学术课程——包括本科生的一般教育要求, 比如实验室科学和伦理思想——为学生提供了从文学到遗传学等领域广泛的知识基础, 批判性思维工具,让他们能够评估自己职业生涯中以及作为全球公民的想法和问题.

A student presents her findings at the 2017 CBLI Poster Fair

Some courses have a h和s-on component to eng年龄 students in service. 的 Program for Community-Eng年龄d Scholarship 帮助当地非营利组织与从工程到社会学的教师建立联系, 和 students can enroll in courses to develop research projects, collect 和 analyze data, 并与能够利用这些信息的组织和机构分享他们的结果和结论. Working with nonprofits 和 government 年龄ncies, 主修伍德罗·威尔逊公共与国际事务学院的学生必须在一个 policy task force to research a policy challenge 和 present findings to relevant 年龄ncies.

If a student becomes passionate about an issue, the senior thesis is one opportunity to delve deeply into the topic. 最近的高级论文涉及的主题包括竹子的可持续建设, underst和ing langu年龄 development in infants, 和 reducing the impact of social media on body im年龄.

Engaging in 服务 Opportunities

晨会结束后,参加“性、性别歧视与性”之旅的学生们在中央公园放松. 该组织花了一周时间在纽约市与参与女权运动的组织会面.

晨会结束后,学生们在中央公园放松. 该组织花了一周时间在纽约市与参与女权运动的组织会面. 

甚至在大学开学之前,本科生也可以申请参加OPE体育的 Novogratz Bridge Year Program, 一种免学费的计划,让即将入学的新生推迟他们的大学第一年去国外服务. 佩斯公民参与中心为本科生和研究生组织了许多项目, 包括 Community Action, an orientation 程序 centered around service; Breakout Princeton, weeklong service trips during school breaks; Community House, which focuses on education for local Princeton families; 和 Student Volunteers Council该组织协调了30多个常规项目,从大学咨询到消防. 的学生 Keller Center's Tiger Challenge 以小团队的形式解决社会问题,比如经济适用房和青少年心理问题.

除了, nearly every organization on campus — 包括 residential colleges, 吃俱乐部, 体育团队, faith-based groups — arranges service activities throughout the year. 学生也有机会发展和寻求资助的新项目,如倡议 Bogle Fellows in Civic 服务Projects for Peace.

实习 

Princeton 实习 in Civic 服务 程序, an alumni initiative established by the Class of 1969, 为学生与校友和非营利组织进行有偿暑期实习.

Additionally, the Office of Career 服务 International Internship Program 帮助确定适合学生技能、价值观和潜在职业的实习机会. All careers offer the opportunity to serve the common good, directly or indirectly, 这些办公室会提供建议,帮助你找到令人满意的机会,并帮助你决定职业道路.

Employee Eng年龄ment 

2017 Month of 服务 - Princeton Nursury School

除了 to supporting OPE体育官网的 academic mission, 教师和工作人员可以通过大学协调的一些年度项目回馈当地社区, 包括一个 United Way campaign; food 和 toy drives around the holidays; 和 a 衣服开车 for adults re-entering the workforce 和 in need of business attire. 社区和区域事务办公室也收集和分享关于 local volunteer opportunities for staff, such as serving meals, providing transportation for seniors, dog walking 和 training at a local shelter, 和 maintaining hiking trails.

Lifelong Eng年龄ment

Mark Miley congratulates a student of ROTC

我们希望所有离开OPE体育官网的学生比刚来的时候更有服务意识, 和 that civic eng年龄ment has become a central part of their lives, 无论他们是选择志愿服务于当地社区的团体,还是选择从事服务事业.

Some Princetonians choose to embark on postgraduate fellowships, many supported by alumni groups, that match young alumni with nonprofit organizations. Such 程序s include the Princeton 校友CorpsPrinceton in Africa.

Many alumni are leading lives of service. 例如,温迪·科普(Wendy Kopp)是1989届的一名学生,她创立了“为美国而教”(Teach For America). Mark Milley, a 1980 graduate, is chief of staff of the U.S. 军队.

校友 can also eng年龄 in service through opportunities at Princeton. 服务 activities are planned each year at Reunions 和 at alumni conferences. To keep the cycle in motion, 校友可以在校园内与学生分享他们的专业知识, 他们可以在世界各地的社区和组织中接待学生.