Office of State Affairs


Innovation, Discovery, Education, Opportunity, Engagement, Princeton University's Role in 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 regional 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. 


Princeton University's Role in New Jersey

Princeton University is committed to ensuring the success of the greater Princeton community and the State of New Jersey. Princeton contributes significantly to the overall economic growth of New Jersey, the quality of life in the region, and provides opportunities for research and discussion on policy issues facing the State and the region.

September 2023 - Welcome Back

Princeton University Office of State Affairs Capital Connector

President Christopher L. Eisgruber officially greeted the Class of 2027 during Opening Exercises in September, urging first-years to embrace the learning and growth that await them as Princeton undergraduates.

This issue of our newsletter features highlights from 2023 Opening Exercises with a look at the Great Class of 2027, outstanding student awards, a recap of summer programming, and recent University news. Read the full newsletter here.

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