Types of Disabilities
Self-Identification of Disability by Staff/Editor Position
Disability Coverage by Self-Identification of Disability
The ‘Prince’ is one of the largest student organizations on Princeton’s campus. It boasts a staff of
nearly 400 students, with nearly 250 students responding to this survey. Roughly a quarter of
respondents had an editorial position (i.e. a leadership position) (27.1%), and there is a
even distribution of staff across sections. News is by far the largest section, representing
respondents, while respondents from the Business and Tech teams (which tend to be a lot
to the editorial team) equal 2.6% of respondents. On the editorial side, the ‘Prince’ should
look to recruit more Cartoon staff. Under the 147th Board, Cartoon is a part of the Graphics
The ‘Prince’ is also an accessible organization in terms of experience, with nearly half of the
reporting having never done journalism before joining.
The 146th Board of the ‘Prince’ inaugurated an Audience section that manages the social media and
data analytics of the ‘Prince’ in 2022. That section is not represented in this survey. Some
audience members may have identified themselves as Design staff, as Instagram design, which was
housed under the Design section under the 145th Board, is now housed within the Audience section.
Important to note is that the survey was overwhelmingly completed by staff who had just joined,
making up 45.5% of respondents, and these respondents are most likely to be first-year students. As
a result, their views on the ‘Prince’ and the University more broadly may be based on their
rudimentary impression and experience at the University, which will have an influence on the data in
Years on the 'Prince'
Hours Spent Per Week
Past Journalism Experience
Hours Spent Per Week by Staffer/Editor Position
Highest Parental Education
Legacy/Family Attending Princeton
Secondary School Type
First-Generation by Section
Secondary School Type by Section
Secondary School Type by Annual Household Income
Highest Parental Education by Section
First-Generation by Staff/Editor Position
FGLI Coverage by First-Generation Status
The inaugural ‘Prince’ DEIB report did not include any data on sexual orientation or gender identity.
As such, this section of the report will not include comparisons to past data.
Just over 61% of the ‘Prince’ identifies as heterosexual or straight, while those identifying as
bisexual comprise just over 20%. Around 10% each identify as questioning and queer, and those
identifying as gay, lesbian, pansexual, or asexual each make up less than 10% of the organization.
When we asked staff how they identified, we allowed them to choose as many options as they wanted,
so these figures do add up to 100%, as there is a lot of overlap.
The University does not report statistics on student sexual orientation, but according to
the ‘Prince’s’ 2022 Senior Survey and Class of 2026 Frosh Survey, the most common sexual
are also heterosexual and bisexual, in that order. Going off of these surveys, the ‘Prince’ has a
much higher percentage of students that do not identify as straight: around 68% of the Class of 2022
identified as straight, while 75% of the Class of 2026 did.
Nationally, a 2021 Gallup poll
estimates that around 1 in 6, or around 16%, of the national population born between 1997 and 2002,
identifies as LGBTQ+.
About 51% of the ‘Prince’ identify as female, about 27% identify as male, 16% chose not to specify,
and only 5% identify as gender non-conforming. Gender non-conforming staff include those who
identify as genderqueer and gender non-binary; five staff members identify as transgender.
The University reports an even 48-48 split between male and female undergraduate students, as well as
2% of transgender and gender non-conforming students in the 2021-22 academic year.
Of the graduating Class of 2022, 2.6% identified as either non-binary or genderqueer, while 3.4% of
the Class of 2026 identified as nonbinary or genderqueer.
Across all sexual orientations, our coverage of the LGBTQ+ community is generally viewed as
comprehensive and sensitive, and is the only area of coverage that was asked on the DEIB survey —
compared to coverage of race and ethnicity, disability, FGLI students, and international students —
that had no respondent who “strongly disagreed” with the statement.
Sexual Orientation by Staff/Editor Position
LGBTQ+ Coverage by Sexual Orientation
The vast majority of ‘Prince’ staff come from the United States, with only 12.2% of students
identifying as international. Out of those international students, most of them reported being from
Asia, followed by North America. Only 45.8% of international students reported that they somewhat or
strongly agree that the ‘Prince’ covers international students comprehensively, signaling that the
‘Prince’ could increase its coverage in this area.
Unsurprisingly, out of the domestic student population, most hail from New Jersey, with New York
right behind. There’s also a good number of students from California and Florida.
International Student Status
Home States and Territories
International Student Status by Staff/Editor Position
International Student Experience Coverage by International
Approximately 20% of staffers come from families with a household income less than $50k/year.
More than 20% of the ‘Prince’s’ staff comes from households with earnings in the top 5% of incomes
in the United States (more than $273,000 annually). Although our paper is representative of the
students on this campus, there is still room for improvement in making sure that the ‘Prince’ is a
place where low and middle-income students feel that they can belong.
Approximately 39% of ‘Prince’ members indicated that they receive no financial aid from the
University, representing the top
20% of incomes in the United States. The 23% of students receiving
full aid roughly represent the bottom 80% of
28.8% of ‘Prince’ editors identify as low income, as do 24.5% of staffers.
BREAKING IT DOWN: Low Income Status by Section
Anticipated Fin Aid
Federal Work Study
Annual Household Income
Low Income by Section
Low Income by Staffer/Editor Position
Annual Household Income by Section
Annual Household Income by Staff/Editor Position
Years on the 'Prince' by Low Income Status
FGLI Coverage by Low Income Status
First Language if not English
Political Views by Staff/Editor Position
Political Views by Section
68% of respondents are from the Classes of 2025 and 2026. Many upperclassmen step back from their
extracurriculars as they begin to focus on their independent work, so the underclassmen majority is
consistent with Princeton at large. Only 0.4% of staff reported being on a gap year, which is a
significant decrease from the number of gap year staff during lock down. 88% of respondents are
pursuing an A.B. degree, with most majoring in Humanities and Social Science disciplines. 4.2% of
staff are varsity athletes, and 17.4% are engineers, which is significant as the ‘Prince’ can pose a
significant time commitment, especially for students with busy schedules.
Because there are diverse roles within the organization, students studying different academic
disciplines tend to gravitate towards sections that reflect their studies. For example, the Data
section mostly consists of Social Science and Engineering majors, while The Prospect (arts and
culture) is overwhelmingly Humanities.
COS was listed only under BSE on this survey.
Gap Year Status
Academic Area by Section
The ‘Prince’ is majority white (39.3%) and Asian (36.8%), which is consistent with past reports on
its racial demographics. The ‘Prince’ overall has much better POC representation than the University
at large, which reported that 56% of undergraduates in the 2021-22 academic year were white. But
Black and Latinx students are still underrepresented, representing only 5.9% and 7.9% of staff
respectively. Students who put down more than one racial category were reclassified as
“multiracial,” which represents 11.3% of respondents.
The ‘Prince,’ like the University more broadly, is greatly lacking in Native Hawaiian and Pacific
Islander students (only 0.4% of respondents) and Native American and Indigenous students (only one
staffer who responded to the survey identified as Indigenous). Targeted outreach to Black, Latine,
Indigenous, and Pacific Islander groups will be crucial in the next recruitment cycle, as well as
having candid conversation with leaders of these affinity spaces on how the ‘Prince’ can better
build relationships with them.
The ‘Prince’ should work toward improving its POC retention. While only 35.8% of staff who just
joined the ‘Prince’ identify as white, that number jumps to 57.1% when looking at staff who have
been involved for 3 years or more. The Class of 2026 is the University’s largest, most racially
diverse class to date, so within the next few years, the ‘Prince’ should dedicate itself to reflect
Design, Podcast, and Opinion should be modeled after for recruitment and retention strategies, as
they are the ‘Prince’s’ most racially diverse sections.
The ‘Prince’ can also improve POC representation in its staff-to-editor pipeline. While only about
38% of staffers identify as white, almost half the number of editors on the 145th Board (49.2%)
identified as white.
With regards to coverage, the ‘Prince’ should be intentional about engaging with its Black community,
as 25% of Black staffers strongly disagree that the ‘Prince’ covers race comprehensively and
sensitively. No Black staff strongly agree with the statement. The only other ethnic group that
strongly disagreed with the statement were 5.9% of Latine students, so they should be engaged with,
Race by Section
Years on the 'Prince' by Race
Race by Staff/Editor Position
Race and Ethnicity Coverage by Race