The Carl A. Fields Center is Princeton University’s unique cultural center.

African American students in a lecture hall

 

We acknowledge + question race, class, privilege + culture AT PRINCETON AND BEYOND.

At the Fields Center, diverse perspectives and experiences of race, class, gender and their intersections are supported and challenged, questioned and answered. 

These values are cultivated through the celebration of heritage months, dialogues and discussions, our Princeton University Mentoring Program (PUMP) and the Carl Fields Fellows peer educator program. Additionally, our Center’s student friendly space offers numerous opportunities for relaxation and engagement — comfy lounges, study breaks, movie nights, galas, festivals and more.

Graduate students talking in Campus Club

We work to empower, engage, and educate individuals and institutions within the University community to develop, implement and support systems of inclusion.

We address forms of prejudice and discrimination, including the dynamics that systemically exclude or oppress individuals and groups because of their race, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical ability, and economic or social class.

We foster the growth and unity of the Princeton community by advancing student learning through programs and experiences that integrate self-awareness, multicultural and intercultural communication skills, social justice education and leadership opportunities.

A performance of student group Naacho

OUR PILLARS
 

ENGAGEMENT

Dynamic Programming. Art. Discussions. Connecting.

These are the integral ways we build community and develop empathy across difference. Using innovative forms of engagement, students and community members begin to understand the ways our complex identities inform our experiences.
 

EMPOWERMENT

Wellness. Poetry. Speaker Series. Senior Celebrations. Affinity Spaces.

We promote a sense of belonging that permeates throughout all aspects of the Princeton community by encouraging people, specifically those whose identities are marginalized or underrepresented, to embrace their autonomy and agency in spite of oppression.
 

LEADERSHIP

PUMP. Carl A. Fields Center Fellows. Interns. Cultural Groups. 

We encourage students to use their knowledge of social justice to foster the growth and unity of the Princeton community by advancing student learning through programs and experiences that integrate self-awareness, multicultural and intercultural communication skills, social justice education and leadership opportunities.
 

ACTION

Activism. Advocacy. Community Building.

We empower and support students to develop, implement and actualize their visions of creating a more equitable and just world. Students are supported in their effort to hold themselves and others accountable and informed on issues of oppression, privilege, inequality and human rights.

A student event in Cafe Vivian, Frist Campus Center

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