Sally Frank’s Fight For Inclusivity at Princeton’s Eating Clubs


Sally Frank ’80 describes the adversity she faced during her undergraduate years while pressuring three of Princeton’s (then) all-male eating clubs to admit women. As a junior at Princeton, Frank sued the all-male eating clubs for discriminating against women. She eventually won her case and settled with the clubs in 1992 after a 13-year-long legal battle. Her case helped set a precedent for cases involving the right to association for years to come. Now, Frank teaches her case against the eating clubs to her law students as a professor at Drake University in Iowa.