Campus Resources for Difficult Times

This page compiles in one place the various University resources and guidance available to the campus community during periods of national or international crises.

University Announcements

Princeton’s primary mode of engagement with the world is through its teaching and research activities. In times of stress and division, these intellectual activities are a source of comfort and meaning to many, and they make a difference in the world. 

Difficult times can also amplify differences of opinion, perspectives, and deeply held beliefs. Princeton community members are encouraged to keep in mind the respect for others guidance in Rights, Rules, Responsibilities, which is excerpted here:

“As an intellectual community, [Princeton University] attaches great value to freedom of expression and vigorous debate, but it also attaches great importance to mutual respect, and it deplores expressions of hatred directed against any individual or group. The University seeks to promote the full inclusion of all members and groups in every aspect of University life.”

Difficult events in the world may personally impact individual members of our community. In additional to intellectual resources, Princeton offers logistical, psychological and emotional support services, which are also linked below.

As President Eisgruber has written, “[O]ur work as researchers and teachers must also make space for the recognition of suffering, and for time to grieve and heal. I hope that Princetonians from all backgrounds will treat each other with grace and compassion.”

Learning Opportunities

At a university, events like the Israel-Hamas war can magnify differences in opinion, perspectives, and deeply held beliefs. Princeton is committed to using its scholarly, administrative and community resources to educate and support the campus community in times of stress and division. 

Visit Community Resources regarding Israel and Gaza to access learning and professional development opportunities, reference materials such as campus statements and academic programs.