Past Events

Battle for a burrito - Mathey College

Battle for a Burrito

The Princeton Perspective Project teamed up with Mathey College RCA's to host an event where students shared a personal battle in exchange for a Chipotle burrito, talked in a group discussion with Sustained Dialogue's Ask Big Questions fellows in exchange for a tank, and participated in the event for the chance to win PawPoints gift cards.

Over 150 student participated over the course of the event! Look out for the next Battle for a Burrito event in your residential college coming soon.


When: Monday, October 19th @ 9:30pm

Where: The Mathey Common Room



Beyond the Bubble: Reunions Open house!

Beyond the BubbleAlumni joined the PPP team for a PPP Alumni Open House with opportunities to:

  • Have meaningful conversations with your fellow alumni
  • Watch our videos and hear from current students
  • Learn how to submit your own story

Learn more about PPP here.

Read our 'Beyond the Bubble' discussion questions here.


When: Friday, May 29 from 7-8:30pm

Where: Butler College, Class of 1915 Room

Behind This Smile: A Storytelling Event

Behind This SmileWe believe that our stories shape us and make us who we are. Whether triumphant or challenging, each story is unique and each story matters. We aim to create a space where we can all find our voices and discover a community of stories just like ours: authentic, vulnerable, and meaningful.

Students and alumni presented stories about obstacles, setbacks, success, and failure to the audience with only their silhouettes visible. This represents in a physical form the ways in which we build barriers  to convince others that things are always going well. By stepping out from behind this curtain we challenge Princeton’s culture of effortless perfection, providing a space to develop “perspective” when experiencing failure or rejections that make us question our sense of belonging in this community.

When: Saturday, April 18th

Where: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Let's Talk About: Notions of Success

Conversations EventWhat do you expect from yourself? What does happiness mean to you? When do you fail? What do you see when you think of success? What moves you to act? How does it impact your Princeton experience?

We want to build community, and start talking about things that matter. Come join us!


When: November 24, 2014 - 8:30-10pm

Where: Frist Late Meal


Perfection and Her Sisters

Alexis AndresThe desire to do something perfectly can sometimes keep us from doing anything at all. Alexis Andres, Director of Student Life in Butler College, will discuss her doctoral research on female undergraduate students and the phenomenon of effortless perfection—the pressure that young women feel to “do it all” and make it look easy. 

When: November 18, 2014 - 6pm

Where: Forbes SDR


Rhodes Less Traveled

A Rhodes Scholar Droupout's Journey to Find Success on Her Own Terms

Rachel SimmonsIn our first PPP-sponsored event, hear Rachel Simmons share her story of dropping the Rhodes Scholarship, changing directions in the face of all expectations, and finding success on her own terms. Rachel will share tangible strategies for handling setbacks and how to make the hard decisions that make your path through life truly your own. All are welcome!

When: November 13, 2014 - 7pm-8:30pm

Where: Campus Club Living Room


Launch Week Open House

PPP LogoWhat's your perspective? Join the PPP Student Advisory Committee outside of the Art Museum for an outdoor screening of our videos, a chance to submit your own story, and plenty of Hot Chocolate and cupcakes from House of Cupcakes! This is a great opportunity to learn more about the project, share your own ideas with the Advisory Committee, and hear from some of our participants. Don't miss this chance to join the movement! 

WhenNovember 7, 2014 - 8:30pm

Where: Art Museum