The following statement by Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber was shared on the President’s blog on March 17, 2021:
Thirty-three Princeton graduate students co-created and completed the Graduate School’s inaugural Inclusive Leadership Learning Cohort (ILLC) in fall 2020.
Mentorship and social and academic support are necessities for graduate school success. For underrepresented students, who may be from low-income backgrounds and/or the first in their families to have attended college, that need often is felt even more keenly.
The Diversity Fellows program under the Access, Diversity and Inclusion team at the Graduate School has gone through much evolution over the years. Throughout it all, the most consistent fixtures are the graduate students who are dedicated to enhancing a supportive community for grad students alike.
Princeton University has received national honors for its outstanding commitments to diversity and inclusion. The 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award is given annually to U.S. colleges and universities by the magazine “INSIGHT Into Diversity.”