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A presidential committee at Princeton University has issued a report finding that, while women undergraduates are providing leadership in many organizations across campus, they have been less prominently visible in some major campus posts in the last 10 years than they were in the earlier years of coeducation.
In a report released March 21 after more than a year of work, the Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leadership appointed by President Shirley M. Tilghman noted that this is an issue on college campuses across the country and not a Princeton-specific phenomenon. The 18-member committee of students, faculty and staff examined data from peer institutions, and learned that many patterns observed at Princeton in the course of the study are common on other campuses.
The committe website presents a summary of the findings and recommendations of the Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leadership at Princeton University, released in March 2011. The complete 100-page report is available for download along with an executive summary.
The material posted here includes some history on the committee's formation, background on coeducation at Princeton, information on common themes that emerged through our work, and recommendations to move Princeton closer to achieving parity of opportunities available to both women and men on campus in areas where such parity may not now exist, and to enhance their capacities to pursue those opportunities.