In fall 2009, Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman and Undergraduate Student Government President Connor Diemand-Yauman established a task force composed of students, faculty, staff and alumni to review the relationships between the University and the eating clubs. The charge asked the task force to "examine whether there are steps that can and should be taken to strengthen those relationships for the mutual benefit of the clubs and the University, and for the benefit of Princeton students and the undergraduate experience."
The task force was asked specifically to consider "whether there are ways to improve the club experience for students who are members and the application process for students who wish to become members; whether there are ways to increase engagement with the clubs for students who currently choose not to become members; whether there are ways to strengthen relationships between the clubs and the colleges and between students in the clubs and students who choose not to join the clubs; whether there are additional 'best practices' that can and should be identified; and whether we can do a better job of describing the nature of the clubs to potential applicants and admitted students." Read the full charge.
The Task Force on Relationships between the University and the Eating Clubs issued its full report in May 2010. In October 2010, the task force released a progress report on the implementation of its recommendations. Several questions that were raised but not fully addressed by the task force are being considered by a new working group on campus social and residential life.