University Centers and Offices
There are a number of centers and offices around campus that provide support for graduate students.
The Carl Fields Center strives to empower members of the University community as they seek to learn about self, understand the breadth of cultural and social differences among us, and build the skills needed to create and lead a more just world. The Fields Center hosts dialogues and conversations about race and social justice, sponsors heritage celebration months, and events specifically focused on serving the graduate student body. Click here for more information about Fields Center events for graduate students.
The Women*s Center strives to recognize and redress historic and persistent gender inequality at Princeton and beyond. The Center hosts a monthly mixer for graduate students, a monthly tea with feminist leaders, and a variety of other events and activities for graduate students of all genders.
The Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis International Center offers specialized support for international students and scholars including resources to help students adjust to life in the United States. In addition to providing immigration and tax advice, the Center supports programming for those new to living in the United States, an international film series, English language resources, and a host family program.
The McGraw Center offers programs and services for graduate students related to their role as Assistants in Instruction (or teaching assistants). It also hosts the English Language Program which helps non-native English speaking graduate students become fully integrated into the academic community at Princeton.
Offering a range of services, the Office of Disability Services facilitates reasonable academic accommodations to support our students and serves as a resource to others requiring similar assistance.
The Office of Religious Life offers denominational chaplaincies and student groups who attend to the spiritual needs of students, staff, faculty, families, alumni, and friends through many opportunities for ritual observance, spiritual counseling, and engaging programming.
Princeton University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming educational and working environment for all members of its community. Consistent with these values and applicable law, including Title IX, the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, the University maintains a comprehensive program designed to protect members of the University community from discrimination on the basis of sex or gender, which includes sexual misconduct such as sexual harassment and sexual assault, stalking and intimate partner violence.
Counseling and Psychological Services support the psychological well-being of the Princeton University community. Services are available at no cost to currently enrolled Princeton students and their eligible dependents. These services include mind-body programs, individual counselling, couples counselling, and group counselling (e.g. a group for graduate students, one for students who identify as first generation, and one for LGBTQIA students).
The Career Services Office helps Princeton students define a unique career and life vision, and then connect them in multidimensional, personalized ways to the resources, people, organizations and opportunities that will enable them to make their visions a reality. Susanne Killian is the counsellor dedicated to graduate students.
The Princeton University Ombuds Office is a neutral, confidential, independent and informal resource where any member of the Princeton University community can discuss a complaint, conflict, or problem.
The Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education (SHARE) office is a victim-centered, confidential resource on campus for the Princeton University community.
The Princeton University Library serves the teaching, research and scholarly activities of the University faculty, students, and staff.
The Writing Center offers Princeton writers free, one-on-one conferences with experienced fellow writers trained to respond to assignments in any discipline.
The Pace Center for Civic Engagement makes service and civic engagement part of the Princeton graduate student experience and helps students learn to do service well and have a positive impact in the community. Through sustained volunteering, community immersion, student advocacy and activism, summer internships and post-graduate fellowships, the Pace Center guides students as they learn to be well-prepared for service, to be intentional about the work they do, and to reflect thoughtfully about the service in which they engage.