The 11 eating clubs on Prospect Avenue are institutions unique to Princeton University. They are private organizations, independently owned and operated. The members of eating clubs are second-semester sophomores, juniors and seniors at Princeton.
While classes are in session, the clubs offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each club determines its own membership, five of them by lottery called "sign-in," and six by way of "bicker," a selective membership process. Charter, Colonial, Charter, Quad and Terrace are sign-in clubs, while Cannon, Cap and Gown, Cottage, Ivy, Tiger Inn and Tower are selective. The costs and rules for membership vary a great deal from club to club.
For more information, please visit the Guide to the eating clubs at Princeton.
For further information on the specific eating clubs, please visit their respective Web sites: