Princeton University’s History and Sense of Place Initiative provides opportunities for members of the campus community and others to learn – in courses, lecture series, exhibitions, campus markings, and other ways – about aspects of Princeton’s history that have been forgotten, overlooked, subordinated, or suppressed.  The initiative also seeks to diversify campus art and iconography, and honor those who helped to make Princeton a more diverse and inclusive place (including through names on buildings and spaces, and markers). 

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity coordinates Princeton’s History and Sense of Place Initiative. The initiative is managed in partnership with the CPUC Committee on Naming, based on principles developed by the Ad Hoc Committee on Principles to Govern Renaming and Changes to Campus Iconography and the Report of the Trustee Committee on Woodrow Wilson’s Legacy at Princeton.