学生 at a Habitat for Humanity site

为人类服务

“OPE体育 has a longstanding commitment to service, reflected in Princeton’s informal motto — Princeton in the nation’s service and the service of humanity — and exemplified by the extraordinary contributions that Princetonians make to society.”

克里斯托弗·L. Eisgruber
President of OPE体育, Class of 1983

学生范
child and Princeton tutor

连接学习 & 服务

The value of service is central to the mission of Princeton as a liberal arts university. It infuses the passions and pursuits of our students, 教师, 员工和校友, and is essential to how Princetonians serve the public good.

The University has reinforced its commitment to helping students and alumni use their educations to not only benefit themselves but also society more broadly. OPE体育把学生, 教师 and alumni to think about how their research, education and lives will benefit the nation, 世界与人类, and give them the support and resources to make it happen.

Sonia Sotomayor addressing audience in Richardson Auditorium

Leading Lives of Purpose

Princetonians pursue service in many ways, such as through a profession, vocation or role.

With innovation and purpose, our students work with each other to propose and pursue civic eng年龄ment projects throughout their time at Princeton. Ideas for eng年龄ment arise through classes and research, student organizations and campus activities, and many have a home in the Pace Center for Civic Eng年龄ment

Our alumni eng年龄 in service across the world, participating in civic society and leading meaningful lives connected to a larger purpose and impact. Every year, more than 15,000 校友志愿者 to serve Princeton and University-sponsored projects. 校友 can serve with their class, regional associations, affiliated groups, the Association of Princeton Graduate 校友 和更多的. 每年 校友的一天, top honors go to an undergraduate alumnus and a graduate alumnus for their service to society.

学生园艺

Building Community Connections

Princeton-sponsored service programs offer positive ways for students, 教师 和工作人员 to eng年龄 with the larger community.

Among many initiatives supported by the University community are opportunities to serve as firefighters; donate bikes, food and clothing for charities; promote sustainability and environmental stewardship; and host educational and commemorative events, such as for 马丁·路德·金. 一天.

Sonte on the front campus crossroads

Emphasizing Commitment to 服务

In 2016, Princeton's informal motto was revised to "In the Nation's 服务 and the 服务 of Humanity," bridging phrases from Woodrow Wilson, 1879级, who served as president of Princeton before becoming president of the United States, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, 1976级.

A medallion with the informal motto is set in the crossroads of the walkways on the front lawn of Nassau Hall.