Eating clubs task force launches website

The task force that recently was established to review relationships between Princeton University and the eating clubs has launched a website seeking observations and suggestions from students, alumni and others.

The site asks about experiences with the eating clubs and about relationships between the clubs and the University, and solicits suggestions for improvement. It also asks for advice about where the task force should focus its attention. The information will be used to inform and shape the deliberations of the task force, according to Robert Durkee, vice president and secretary of the University, who is chairing the group.

"We hope that everyone with views about the clubs, about the relationship between the clubs and the University, or about the work of the task force will share their views with us," he said. "We also will be meeting with various groups to develop as comprehensive an understanding as possible of the issues we have been asked to consider."

The website includes information on the members and purpose of the task force as well as a history of eating clubs at Princeton. It will be updated as the group works to fulfill its charge by the end of the academic year to review current relationships between the clubs and the University and examine ways that those relationships and the club experience can be improved for the benefit of the clubs, the University and students.

The members include eight undergraduates, three faculty members, five staff members (four of whom are alumni), and two alumni who chair the governing boards of their clubs.