Students disappointed in Princeton University

Students disappointed in Princeton University

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Why this petition matters

Started by Princeton Student

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Princeton University has not only neglected, but actively undermined, major aspects of the undergraduate student experience.

During the spring 2021 semester, students were forced to uphold an aggressive social contract which exceeded limitations set by New Jersey state laws, causing severe and widespread mental health issues. The university's callous response to the distress of students was appalling. 

During the fall 2021 semester, undergraduate students (who have the highest vaccination rate, the lowest COVID-19 positivity rate, and the least risk of hospitalization/severe disease of any group on campus) have been forced to make compromises that are totally incongruent to the risks which the COVID-19 pandemic poses to them, meanwhile those groups of people with lower vaccination rates, higher positivity rates, and greater risk of hospitalization/severe disease (graduate students, faculty) are subject to nearly no limitations on their behavior.

While we cherish the quality of the academics and the quality of the student body here, we find ourselves incredibly disappointed with how the university has treated us over the past 2 years. We who sign this petition have come to the conclusion that Princeton University is a hypocritical and negligent institution. In light of this, we would not recommend that any prospective student apply here. We also intend never to donate any amount to the University.

Our hope is that by voicing our disappointment here, those in power will come to realize that their actions have consequences. We hope that Princeton University will reevaluate its actions, if not for the wellbeing of students themselves, then for the sake of its own livelihood: sustained mistreatment of students can and will affect the success of the university.

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