What The HeLL Is Going ON?
Princeton Does Not Allow Us To Thrive.
Students lack the time and space to be and become their best selves. Academic and social pressures take curious and passionate individuals and leave us constantly calculating the least risky path and most acceptable next step. We experience cycles of grief, fluctuating between fulfilling moments of community and intellectual stimulation and the never-ending requirement to perform.
University Decisions Prioritize Perception Over Student Experience.
Students are sometimes asked to provide "feedback" on University policy decisions, operating as consultants and generating non-binding recommendations in response to administrators' ideas. Such exchanges often occur behind closed doors or without proper connections between the student "representative" and the general undergraduate population. For policies to meet student needs they should derive from collaborative student-led spaces. No prior group of students has experienced a pandemic on top of political unrest on top of environmental devastation and more before coming to Princeton. Policies must center our unique experiences.
Our Community Deserves Better.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the University completely reimagined its learning environment, protecting the well-being of students and staff. With the death of three students in the last six months, we have seen no such shift and life continues with "business as usual." With a national mental health crisis amongst young adults, a student body with diverse needs and backgrounds, and a nation in turmoil, we must once again question the premise of our operations in order to protect one another's well-being.
Increasing Academic Flexibility
- Allow students to graduate in 5 years
- Restructure Midterms
- P/D/F option for Writing Seminar
- Delay P/D/F Election Deadline
- Claim a Real Student Center Separate from Admin
- Increase Number of Communal Spaces in Older Dorms
- Explore Affinity Housing
- Re-Open Campus Pub
Amplifying Student Voices
- A More Responsive and Accessible USG
- Direct Communication with University Decision Makers
- Annual Student-Directed Review of Course Pedagogy & Format for Large, Core Requirements