PRINCETON CLUB OF CHICAGO
The Princeton Club of Chicago exists to build and maintain among local alumni a high level of awareness of and involvement in activities related to Princeton University and its alumni, students, faculty and administration (the “Princeton Family”). Ongoing functions include: finding and encouraging qualified applicants to apply to Princeton and to matriculate if accepted; encouraging broad participation in Annual Giving and the Club Scholarship Fund; encouraging interaction, communication, and networking among the “Princeton Family” at the local level via a wide array of educational, cultural, community service, and Princeton-related entertainment programs; and enhancing local community knowledge of Princeton and of the successes of its “Family.”
The Princeton Club of Chicago has no building. Meetings and events are held throughout Chicagoland, often downtown. The Club is volunteer-run but it has hired a local organization, Alumni Services, to handle administrative services. Alumni Services handles mailings, RSVPs for most events, and other administrative tasks for our Club and many of the other Ivy and Seven Sister schools. Call them at 847-256-5800 to receive a membership form, change your address, inquire about the newsletter, or respond to an event posting. See the club web site for club officer and committee chair contact information.
Membership is open to all undergraduate and graduate alumni, students, parents, and surviving spouses of deceased alumni. Call 847-256-5800 or visit the club web site to receive a membership form with latest dues information and a volunteer form. Membership is complimentary for members of the most recent graduating class, but you need to complete a membership form in order to receive all of our mailings.
There are many ways to participate in the Club. Throughout the year the Club sponsors everything from sports outings to career networking, from social gatherings to talks by Princeton professors and alumni. Newsletters and bulletins, as well as the Club web site, provide information on these. When you become a member, you will receive a new member packet detailing Club activities and committees. The packet includes a volunteer form; you can assist with annual giving, schools committee interviews, or planning events, among other activities. There are special interest groups such as Young Alumni, Graduate Alumni, Women’s Network, and Parents. One of our most important projects is Princeton in Chicago Schools (PICS), a partnership between the Club and our adopted high school, Roosevelt High School, a public school on the northwest side of the City. Your participation is what keeps this Club vibrant, so please join us!