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  • Each member serves a six-year, non-renewable term.
  • Upon the conclusion of that term, she becomes a Sustaining Member with full membership benefits except the right to vote or hold office. One may opt out of sustaining membership.
  • Under limited circumstances, a term may be extended while serving in a leadership role.


A PCCW member is expected to:

  • Participate in activities during her term to the extent possible:
  • Attend as many annual meetings as possible during her term to network with other PCCW members, meet Cornell faculty and staff, and develop a better understanding of what it means to be a member of PCCW.
  • Help build a strong and diversified PCCW membership by nominating one or more members.
  • Strengthen PCCW’s presence by attending events in addition to the annual meeting, such as regional PCCW events and  local PCCW sponsored or co-sponsored programs or projects
  • Make an annual contribution to a PCCW fundraising priority and/or Cornell University at a level appropriate to her circumstances.

In addition, a PCCW member is encouraged to:

  • Participate in PCCW committees and projects focused on strengthening relationships with Cornell women students, alumnae, parents, friends, university administration, and faculty.
  • Serve as a role model for women students as a mentor, speaker, or panelist.
  • Attend and support Cornell activities, especially those pertaining to women students and young alumnae, on campus and in the member's local community.
  • Assist the university in raising funds or building consensus for university and PCCW initiatives.
  • Represent the university's perspective to its primary constituencies as well as to the general public.