Princeton, United States

Stories of "Firsts" at Princeton

Stories of "Firsts" at Princeton

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Religious Diversity

Many faith traditions are represented among Princeton students, staff, and faculty

2 min

Female Staff Members

The earlier women on Princeton's staff were servants, librarians, and health workers

3 min

Representation in Leadership

Since 1972, Princeton’s presidents have come from a greater variety of backgrounds

3 min

Student Athletes

Princeton has competed in intercollegiate sports since 1864

3 min

African American Students

In 1891, Princeton awarded its first degree to an African American student

3 min

Alternative Residential & Social Life

Student activism helped create the residential college system that exists today

2 min

Women in the Graduate School

The Graduate School began to admit women in 1961, eight years before the College did

3 min

Jewish Students

Jewish students have attended Princeton for over 200 years

2 min

LGBTQIA Community

Until the 1970s, most LGBTQIA students kept their identities hidden

3 min

Asian & Asian American Students

Japanese students were the first Asian students to attend Princeton

3 min

Native Students

The first Native students attended Princeton in the 1700s

3 min

Latinx Students

Princeton's first Latin American student graduated in 1888

2 min


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Stories of “Firsts” at Princeton investigates the ways that cultural and identity groups are represented in the campus community, now and in the past. The tour describes the changing experiences of those who identify with a variety of backgrounds. The tour shares some overlap with other tours in the (In)Visible Princeton series, and offers insight into and resources on diversity of all kinds at Princeton today.

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Itinerary 4.2 km / 1:45

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