Though they were living, studying and working all over the world this summer, members of Princeton University's Undergraduate Student Government (USG) found a way to welcome the Class of 2016 to campus.
In this video, students offer greetings and advice to freshmen, and they also introduce them to USG. The organization serves as a liaison to University administrators; has seats on the Council of the Princeton University Community, a representative body made up of students, faculty, staff and alumni; coordinates programs and services, such as discounts at local restaurants and retailers; hosts campuswide social events; and helps fund student organizations.
USG is one of hundreds of student organizations — including dance, debate, education, entrepreneurship, the environment, ethnicity and nationality, media, music, political and special interest, religion, service, student government and theater — that allow Princeton students to pursue existing interests or explore new ones on campus. These organizations are created and run by students with support from the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, the Office of Graduate Student Life and the USG's Projects Board.