Welcome to the Emma Bloomberg Center for Access and Opportunity
The Emma Bloomberg Center for Access and Opportunity advances Princeton's commitment to an inclusive student body. Our programs are designed to provide all students, including those from first-generation, low-income and underrepresented backgrounds, with the mentorship, academic enrichment and community that they need to thrive at Princeton. They also empower students to successfully navigate the University’s many resources to achieve their professional, personal and scholarly goals, and to become active leaders on campus and in the larger world.
Established in 2021 through a gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Emma Bloomberg Center for Access and Opportunity enhances and expands Princeton University’s fundamental commitment to the college success of talented FLI students. The constellation of programs in the Emma Bloomberg Center includes the Freshman Scholars Institute (FSI); the Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SIFP); the University’s Programs for Transfer, Non-Traditional and Veterans Students; the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program; Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP); and the Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP). Together, these initiatives support students to, through, and beyond their college experience by focusing on academic access, student success, and post-graduate pathways.
As a hub for innovation in the field of college access and success, the Center also informs and strengthens similar efforts at colleges and universities across the country.