Carl Fields Center Fellows are diverse student leaders who contribute to the mission, vision and pillars of the Center. Fellows are trained student leaders who engage the Princeton community in dialogue around issues of social justice intended to encourage intercultural communication. The Fellows contribute to the rich diversity and community on campus.
The Princeton University Peer Mentoring Program
We offer mentoring services and resources for students of color where each first year is matched with a mentor from the sophomore, junior or senior class based on similar academic and social interests. Our programming includes off-campus trips, cultural events, study breaks, and faculty connections. The combination of events, one-on-one relationships, and cluster mentoring affirms students and empowers them to contribute to the general Princeton University community.
Heritage Month Events
The Fields Center advises and oversees the development of nationally recognized heritage month programs that celebrate the rich cultural, social and political contributions of diverse groups in our society. Heritage Months include: Latinx Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Latinx Heritage Month
Latino(a) Heritage Month (LHM) strives to increase awareness about Latino and Latin American histories, identities, cultures, accomplishments and contemporary issues. During the month of October, the LHM committee works closely with members of the campus and the surrounding community to address issues that affect Latinos and Latin Americans internationally, within the United States and on campus. Events are open to all.
Native American Heritage Month
During the month of November we celebrate the rich culture, history, political contributions and the worldwide contributions of Native American peoples. Members of the Native American Heritage Month (NAHM) committee also work closely with members of the student organization, Native Americans at Princeton (NAAP). Past year’s programs have included public lectures, film screenings, drumming circles and a campus-wide Pow Wow.
Black Heritage Month
Held on campus each February, Black Heritage Month (BHM) celebrates the rich cultural, historical and political contributions of the African diaspora. Annually, BHM features an opening dinner with a keynote speaker, a talent showcase, panel discussions, film screenings, cultural performances and much more.
Asian Pacific Awareness Month
During the month of April, the Asian Pacific American Awareness Month (APAAM) is an annual celebration focused on promoting awareness of APAA culture and history among members of the campus community. In the past events have included, cultural performing artists, lectures, banquets and more.
The Fields Center works in conjunction with a range of student organizations, alumni affinity groups and administrative units on campus to organize multicultural graduation ceremonies that celebrate the accomplishments of students who have engaged in many areas of diversity at Princeton University.
The Latino Graduation was first initiated by students, more than 20 years ago, who desired the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments and recognize the important role that Latino students have played in shaping the landscape of Princeton. The program provides an intimate setting for family, friends, alumni, faculty, staff and students to recognize the accomplishments of the graduates while embracing their new important roles as Princeton alumni.
The Pan-African Graduation, inaugurated in 2005, this ceremony serves as an intimate gathering for family, friends and members of the African diaspora to celebrate the culture and accomplishments of the graduating class. Generally, the event is followed by a reception.
dialogues and discussions
Engage in moments of self-discovery in critical, thought-provoking conversations centered around identity, difference and community. Through challenging individual and collective exploration, dialogues and discussions allow participants to view the effects of power, privilege and the intersections of identities. With attentive listening and engaged learning each participant leaves with a better understanding of self and others.
Dynamic and innovative programming
earning happens in many ways; at the Fields Center, we utilize dynamic and innovative programming that engages the mind, body and spirit by providing participants with the opportunity to connect with others, self-reflect and gain new knowledge and skills.
Applying for Funding with CAF
The Fields Center provides financial assistance to many Princeton students, giving priority to groups who are Fields Center affiliates and whose programs relate well to the center's priorities. Students can apply for funding from the Fields Center through SAFE.
Please prepare the following before filling out the application:
1. Group name & account number
2. Event description
3. An itemized budget
4. Funding from other sources (both applied for & received)
5. Expected attendance
6. Event location
7. Any other information you believe might be relevant to our decision
Decisions & Funding
Please allow up to 5 business days after submitting application for funding decisions to be made. We may be reached at CAF@princeton.edu with questions, comments, or suggestions. We’re looking forward to hearing your proposals!