The Philosophy Department supports various initiatives aimed at helping philosophers from a wide range of backgrounds join the profession. It partially funds Athena in Action, a mentoring workshop that addresses problems faced by graduate student women in philosophy. It helps fund Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) which sponsors talks and seminars and facilitates its own mentorship program. Aimed at graduate students and undergraduates in philosophy, MAP enables the coordination of activities across universities in the USA, Canada, and the UK. The Department also sponsors an annual COMPASS workshop, a two-day workshop for female and transgender undergraduates interested in going on to do graduate work in philosophy.
Members of the Department faculty are also involved in diversity initiatives across the University, such as the Faculty Advisory Committee on Diversity, the Advisory Committee on Women’s Leadership, Princeton Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, and the Women’s Mentorship Program. Department faculty have also served as mentors for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, which supports undergraduate students from underrepresented groups who are interested in attending graduate school.