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Multicultural Relations

What is the L.I.V.E. Symposium?

The L.I.V.E. (Learning, Inclusion, Vitality, Exploration) Symposium is Princeton Seminary’s initiative to reach underrepresented prospective students in graduate theological education as they discern their vocation within the church. Princeton Seminary’s commitment to inclusion is reflected not in a specific project, but in all of the institution's activities. 

Students will gain a greater awareness through:

  • presentations from a diverse group of students, faculty, and administrators about campus life 
  • presentations from faculty members about responding to a call in a multicultural and pluralistic society
  • panel discussions with alumni, faculty, and students on vocational discernment
  • attending classes and meeting professors
  • visiting local alumni for exposure to practical experiences

The L.I.V.E. Symposium takes place twice during the academic year. Thirty ministerial candidates from underrepresented domestic population groups are invited to campus for a 2-1/2-day vocational exploration. 

Upcoming L.I.V.E. Symposium dates:

Register for the L.I.V.E. Symposium

About the Reverend Dr. Victor Aloyo Jr.

The Reverend Dr. Aloyo Jr. is associate dean for institutional diversity and community engagement at Princeton Theological Seminary.

 He earned an EdD at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 and an MDiv at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1989. He currently serves two multiethnic Presbyterian congregations in Plainfield, New Jersey.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Pastor at Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church, New Jersey

Alison VanBuskirk, Class of 2015

“My call as a pastor centers on shaping a community where people can connect and be real with each other and God.”