Our Mission Statement

Sunday, Oct 5, 2014

The Princeton Perspective Project (PPP), a joint initiative of the USG, the Office of the Dean of the College and the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, aims to empower Princeton students to:

  • alleviate the burden of unrealistic expectations;
  • constructively navigate setbacks, disappointment, doubt, and loneliness;
  • build resilience and develop adaptive coping responses to stress; and
  • mitigate anxieties inherent in the Princeton student experience.

Intending to combat the idealized notion of “effortless perfection” that pervades the Princeton campus, we will facilitate Princeton students talking to their peers as a complement to programming and advice from faculty members and advising staff. To that end, we will produce a website with video and written narratives from diverse students, staff and alumni to demonstrate that no one is perfect and that we can all learn from each other’s setbacks. Likewise, we will provide information to students about how they can seek help and gain “perspective” when they experience shortcomings or rejection in their academic, social, or personal lives (e.g., retreats, counseling, advising). Ultimately, we want every Princeton student to realize their full potential on campus and beyond, and not feel alone in dealing with struggles.