In fall 2010, Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman established a working group composed of undergraduates, faculty and staff to review the University's undergraduate on-campus social and residential life. The group was asked to consider several questions that were raised by a separate task force that in 2009-10 reviewed relationships between the University and the 10 independent eating clubs adjacent to the campus that more than two-thirds of all juniors and seniors join.
The working group was asked specifically to consider the following four questions:
- How can undergraduate social and residential life be enhanced and improved on campus?
- How can the University enrich the social and residential experience in the residential colleges?
- What is and should be the role of fraternities and sororities at Princeton?
- Is it desirable, and if so, feasible, to reintroduce a campus pub?
The working group was asked "to provide ample opportunity for members of the campus community to offer comments, perspectives and suggestions" and to issue its report during the spring semester. Its report was issued in May 2011.