Respect Matters

Princeton is a diverse community; students, staff, faculty and administrators represent a full spectrum of identities across race, gender, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, socioeconomic status, age, etc. When we take a closer look, we can see that people are more than their most visible or prominent identity. Instead, a person's identities are intersectional and shape how a person understands and navigates this community and how others respond. This is particularly the case for people who have one or more marginalized identities, where the impact of oppressive forces are cumulative and can create significant barriers to accessing meaningful support. True support for others involves understanding and respecting their needs, wants and all of their identities.

Mutual respect is the basis for building healthy relationships and preventing interpersonal violence within your community (family, roommates, teammates, hook-ups, intimate partners). On this site, you will:

As you explore the site and your relationships, remember that all of these ideas are based on respect. Respect for yourself and others is the foundation of a healthy life.


Adapted from Kimberle Crenshaw's "Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex"