Office of Public Affairs

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

Welcome to the Office of Public Affairs

The primary purpose of the Office of Public 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 Public 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. 


July 2021: Summer ReflectionsJuly 2021 Newsletter:  Summer Reflections

The summer is typically a quieter time on Princeton’s campus, providing an opportunity for reflection. This issue of does just that, featuring a two-part series that looks back on teaching a pandemic, a glimpse at what is happening on and around campus moving forward, and, a peek at some of the research underway at the University . But first, a call to action by Princeton’s president, Chris Eisgruber and other higher education and business leaders urging Congress to pass the bipartisan Dream Act of 2021 to provide a path to citizenship and end “this constant rollercoaster of lawsuits and uncertainty.” Read more.


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