Office of State Affairs

Innovation. Discovery. Education. Opportunity. Engagement. Princeton University's role in the State of New Jersey

Welcome to the Office of State Affairs

The primary purpose of the Office of State Affairs is to advocate on behalf of Princeton University before state legislators and executive branch officials on issues that affect the University as a world class research institution that is dedicated to public service, improving diversity in and affordability of higher education, and enhancing the innovation ecosystem in New Jersey.  The foundation of our work is the relationships our team of professionals develop with state policymakers, elected officials, and advocacy organizations which reinforce the University’s impact on the state as a leading educator, innovator, and community partner. 

The Office of State Affairs serves as the point of entry for state officials to learn more about the University, such as its plans to grow and modernize campus facilities over the next decade, its renowned researchers and innovation partnerships with New Jersey companies, or its community collaborations. 


November 2021: Many voices, one future: An inclusive Princeton

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As part of Princeton University’s effort to combat systemic racism, the University has published its first annual report highlighting diversity, equity and inclusion work across campus. The report assesses how Princeton works to foster a diverse and inclusive campus climate; is supporting diverse faculty, teaching and research; and enhances its educational, economic and community outreach. “The excellence of this University depends on attracting, supporting and embracing talented people from all backgrounds and with a variety of perspectives and viewpoints,” President Christopher L. Eisgruber said in his introduction to the report. Read the report here.

This issue of features stories about on-going efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus, a look back at Princeton University’s Nobel prize winners, and describes how students engaged in elections in New Jersey. Read more here.



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