A. The Board of Trustees

       The Corporation now known as The Trustees of Princeton University had its origin in a Charter, granted under King George the Second on October 22, 1746. The Charter, which has been amended several times, now states: “The purposes of the corporation are the conduct of a university not for profit, including colleges and schools affiliated therewith, in various branches within or without the State of New Jersey, both graduate and undergraduate; the promotion, advancement, evaluation and dissemination of learning by instruction, study and research in the humanities, religion, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and applied sciences; the awarding of certificates, diplomas and degrees; and engagement and participation in projects of instruction, study and research for the benefit of national, state, and local governments and for the general public welfare.”

         All the powers of the Corporation are vested in the Board of Trustees. A copy of the Board of Trustees Bylaws, which explains in detail the responsibilities of the Board, its organization, and the duties and responsibilities of academic and corporate officers, may be obtained from the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University.