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Group of students stand outside listening to community leader at site of a farmer's market

Do you want your academic work to make a real-world difference? Integrate service in your courses, your independent work, and your summer internships through the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES)

Here’s how service-minded students describe the influence of ProCES programs on their academic and intellectual development.

Courtney Tseng (class of 2021) connected service and her Medical Humanities course...

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Four years ago, I stepped onto Princeton’s campus as you all are about to do. I thought I knew exactly what I wanted to get involved in; I thought I knew exactly who I wanted to be. I was going to try out for the club soccer team; I was going to “concentrate” (get ready for the silly Princeton lingo) in Physics and I was going to do some community service. Those were the activities I had done in high school; those were the expectations I had set for myself. I’m finishing my senior year at Princeton as a history concentrator who loves running and is highly involved in the sustainability community on campus.

My life changed because of an email. A few months into my freshman year, a fateful email landed in my inbox saying “Apply for...

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Service is a critical aspect of my life. I was raised with the belief that community is vital, that being an active member of the community and giving back are values that I should always keep with me. As a student, I have always been heavily involved in service, volunteering at the local hospitals and the soup kitchen in my hometown of Hamilton, New Jersey and implementing service projects at my local high school.

At Princeton University, I continue to engage in service work, and service continues to play a major role in my life, allowing me to give back while also helping me find my own little community. With the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, I have learned about...

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Students perform a healthy home assessment with staff from Isles, Inc. in Trenton, NJ as part of a course with the Community-Based Learning Initiative.

The biggest gift I’ve received from Service Focus is the ability to rethink the way I “do Princeton” and the way I do what I love. Alongside more than 70 of my classmates, I have been able to chart my own path to connect service and learning here at the University.

For me, Service Focus began over the summer working with The New Food Economy—a non-profit publication based in New York City that explores “the forces shaping how and what we eat.” This was an eye-opening experience for me. Not only was it my first internship, but it also helped me witness how journalism could be a form of social justice. As a budding journalist myself with a dream of one day pursuing writing...

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Princeton’s Novogratz Bridge Year Program is a tuition-free opportunity for newly admitted students to begin their undergraduate experience with a year of public service abroad. Groups of seven Princeton students are placed in homestays at each program location. While abroad, you will explore and learn from host communities through volunteer work, language study, excursions and other cultural engagement activities.

In this video series, we asked past participants a series of questions about the program’s impact and why they applied.

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Achieve, Serve, Lead: The Princeton Athletics Experience

Being a member of the Princeton Athletics community has influenced the entirety of my Princeton experience in an extremely positive manner. As a member of the varsity softball team, I have had the opportunity to compete at the highest level while pursuing a world-class education. This combination allows student-athletes to balance athletic passions with academic goals while developing as leaders in the community.

Princeton’s 37 varsity teams operate under the motto “Achieve, Serve, Lead.” These three pillars are central to life as a Princeton student-athlete. Princeton Athletics has an incredible tradition of excellence and success. Since 1956, Princeton has won 463...

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The Department of Public Safety (DPS)

“Is the campus safe?”

That’s usually the first thing new students and their parents ask me. And, yes, we have a safe campus.

But it takes a strong partnership between the University community and the Department of Public Safety to keep it that way. Please take a moment to read about who we are, what we do and the reason DPS (also referred to as P-Safe) is important once you arrive on campus.

We have a dedicated, professional staff of University police officers, security officers, dispatchers and fire officials. You can read more about us on our website...

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