Eating Club Task Force issues progress report

Oct. 4, 2010 2 p.m.

The University's Eating Club Task Force has issued a progress report summarizing steps that have been taken to address the group's recommendations since the issuance of its report earlier this year.

The task force, composed of eight undergraduates, three faculty members, five staff members and two alumni who chair the graduate boards of eating clubs, released the initial report in May. It focused on relationships between the University and the clubs following a yearlong examination of "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 progress report is intended both to inform the University community of recent developments and to focus renewed attention on a set of proposals that the task force continues to believe could strengthen the clubs and relationships between the clubs and the University, and could benefit Princeton students and the undergraduate experience.

Robert Durkee, vice president and secretary of the University and chair of the task force, is scheduled to discuss the progress report at the Oct. 4 meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community.