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Council of the Princeton University Community

In May 1969, a Special Committee on the Structure of the University, chaired by Professor Stanley Kelley Jr., proposed the establishment of a Council of the Princeton University Community as “a permanent conference of the representatives of all major groups of the University” where “they could each raise problems that concern them and … be exposed to each other’s views.”

Special Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

On December 8, 2014, President Eisgruber charged the CPUC Executive Committee with developing recommendations for improving University policies, practices and programming regarding diversity, inclusion, and equity for the campus community.  The CPUC Executive Committee is further charged with proposing events that will enhance public dialogue about racial equality, diversity, and other topics critical to the future of our University and our country. Read the Executive Committee's letter to the campus community (.pdf).

The CPUC Executive Committee established the CPUC Special Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Special Task Force process includes a Steering Committee (composed of the Executive Committee and additional members selected for this purpose) and three working groups focused on policy and transparency, academics and awareness, and structure and support.  The Special Task Force submitted its recommendations (.pdf) in May to President Eisgruber, who has issued his response (.pdf). The University has funded and begun to implement changes that the Task Force recommended. 

We invite you to share your feedback and perspectives.

Resources Committee report to CPUC 5/4/2015

Please see this link for information from the Resources Committee's annual report to the CPUC on May 4. 

Changes to RRR Sexual Misconduct policy approved 5/4/2015

The following links provide background for the May 4 CPUC meeting regarding changes to the University's sexual misconduct policy. These changes are brought to the Council by the CPUC's Executive Committee for adoption at the May 4 meeting.

1) A cover note from the Faculty-Student Committee on Sexual Misconduct to the Council describing changes.

2) A marked-text version of Section 1.9 of Rights Rules Responsibilities with changes noted and explained.

3) A clean copy of this section.

4) Conforming changes to another section of Rights Rules Responsibilities necessitated by the revisions.

Other references

Copy of President Eisgruber's presentation on strategic planning at the February 10, 2014 meeting can be found at this link.

Charter of the CPUC as of May 2013

Order of Business 2014-15

CPUC Contact Information

The CPUC's Executive Committee has responsibility for setting Council agendas. They welcome suggestions and comments. Please send them to:
Ann Halliday, Secretary to the CPUC
One Nassau Hall, Princeton, New Jersey 08544
halliday@princeton.edu