Membership


Founded in 1889 by a consortium of men representing Princeton's "town & gown," the Nassau Club of Princeton is a social club providing its members and guests a quiet sanctuary and relief from the hustle of modern life. 

 
The dining rooms reflect a subdued elegance with a chef and wine cellar that exceed any in the area, or members can drop by Club 6 for a more casual ambience.  Members gather cordially for social events, theatre evenings, special menu evenings with entertainment or just to meet friends for a convivial drink at the bar.  Drawing on the extraordinary artistic and intellectual resources available to us, our active speaker program includes our Wednesday Speaker Luncheon series, extant since World War I, which has hosted outstanding speakers on every aspect of public affairs and the arts. 


  • Membership Categories
    • Resident Member

      One who regularly resides for more than 90 days per year or has a place of business within the area bounded by a circle having a radius of 20 miles from the Nassau Club.
       

      Junior Resident Member

      One who falls within the Resident class up to and including the age of 45.
        

      Legacy Member

      Sons and daughters of current Resident Members.
        

      Non-Resident Member

      One who does not regularly reside for more than 90 days per year or have a place of business within the area bounded by a circle having a radius of 20 miles from the Nassau Club.
        

      Non-Resident Reciprocal Member

      Allows Non-Resident Members the opportunity to use the facilities of our reciprocal clubs.
       

  • Rules for Admission
    • All nominations for membership to the Nassau Club will be submitted on the Nassau Club Application form to the Admissions Committee. Membership is by invitation only.

       

      Resident Memberships 

      This category includes Resident, Junior Resident, and Legacy Memberships.

      Nomination of a new Resident Member shall be submitted on the completed Nassau Club Application form and accompanied by letters of recommendation from three sponsors (a proposer and two seconders) who are Resident Members of the Nassau Club.

      Applications for Resident Membership without sponsors are considered from applicants who meet the following limited criteria:

      a. Former members who have resigned in good standing and are requesting readmission; or
      b. Non-resident Members wishing to upgrade their status to Resident membership.

      The sponsors will provide sufficient information to permit the Committee to make a reasonable judgment on the nominee’s suitability for membership, including potential positive contribution of the nominee to the activities and fellowship of the Club.

      The sponsors are responsible to have the nominee meet the Committee at one of its meetings on being advised that an application is deemed complete.

      The application for membership of nominees who the Committee finds have satisfactorily met the foregoing requirements will be posted outside the Club Office for two weeks for comment by the resident members. If no comments are received during the posting process, the nominee’s application for membership shall be deemed to be accepted. The Committee is responsible to review any comments received during the posting period and to make a final judgment on admission.


       

      Non-Resident Memberships

      This category includes Non-Resident and Non-Resident Reciprocal Memberships.

      Nominations of new Non-Resident Member shall be submitted on the completed Nassau Club Application form including signatures by three sponsors (a proposer and two seconders) who are members of the Nassau Club and accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the proposer.

      A nominee for Non-Resident membership is not required to meet with the Committee and the application may be deemed complete by the Committee Chair or a designee without Committee action.

      The Committee, in its discretion, is governed by these Rules for Admission to The Nassau Club.


       

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