- 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.