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. 


Office of State Affairs Newsletter BannerSeptember 2021 Newsletter:  Welcome back, Princeton

We've changed our name, but our mission is the same. The Office of State Affairs continues to serve as the point of entry for state officials to learn more about Princeton University.

Over the past year, Princeton University has instituted a range of measures designed to decrease COVID-19 risk and allow students, faculty, and staff to safely return to campus. And, as the semester began, Princeton University President Chris Eisgruber welcomed students with excitement. In his blog, Welcome Back to Campus(link is external), President Chris Eisgruber said “The beginning of a new academic year always brings fresh energy, and I feel especially excited to welcome you back to Princeton this month. In-person teaching, research, and scholarship are the heart of Princeton’s educational mission. Our people and our community are, first and foremost, what makes this University a special place.” Read more.



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