Discrimination & Harassment

Princeton University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or veteran status ...

Princeton University Nondiscrimination Statement

Princeton University is committed to creating and maintaining an educational, working and living environment that is free of all forms of discrimination and harassment.

In keeping with its commitment to equal opportunity, Princeton University treats all individuals equally based on merit and without regard to personal characteristics or stereotypes. The University does not discriminate in any phase of its employment process or in any aspect of its educational programs or activities. Neither harassment nor sexual harassment are tolerated.

We have compiled a group of frequently asked questions and answers about our policies on discrimination and harassment.  In addition to the FAQ about the Policy on Discrimination and/or Harassment, you can learn more about specific policies dealing with sex discrimination and discrimination on the basis of disability.

Policies & complaint procedures

The University's Nondiscrimination Statement outlines protected groups and provides contact information for questions or complaints.

There are a number of options available to you for reporting issues and concerns of discrimination and harassment. The Policy on Discrimination and/or Harassment provides definitions and outlines complaint procedures, formal and informal mechanisms to resolve issues, and resources available to members of the University community. You may also submit a complaint by using the University's complaint form.

Support resources

Many campus offices are available to help resolve issues or conflicts. These offices can assist with options for informal resolution or advise you on filing a complaint. 

  • The Office of Human Resources oversees employee benefits, policies and training related to working at Princeton.
  • The Office of the Dean of the Faculty has administrative oversight of academic departments and programs along with responsibility for the faculty. 
  • The Ombuds Office provides a neutral, confidential, independent and informal resource where any member of the Princeton University community can discuss a complaint, conflict or problem.
  • The Carebridge Employee Assistance Program provides eight confidential counseling referrals to faculty and staff.
  •  Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education (SHARE) provides confidential crisis response, support, advocacy, education and referral services to those who are dealing with incidents of power-based personal violence including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking.
  • Chaplains in the Office of Religious Life provide confidential informal counseling where any member of the campus community may discuss a complaint, conflict or problem.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services, a part of Princeton's University Health Services, provides confidential counseling and support services to students. Spouses and dependents of students may also be eligible for consultations.