Microsoft Copilot at Princeton University

Written by
Office of Information Technology (OIT)
May 28, 2024

Microsoft Copilot, a generative artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can be used to generate or analyze text and images, is now available for use at Princeton University. Copilot is currently the only generative AI tool made available by the Office of Information Technology (OIT).

Generative AI and Princeton’s data classification

When handling University information, it is critical to store, share, and access it safely and consistent with the University’s data classification guide(Link is external).  

If you plan to use Copilot without your account or another Generative AI tool that has not been provided by OIT, please ensure that the information you submit is neither restricted(Link is external) (e.g. social security or credit card numbers), confidential(Link is external) (e.g. personnel information), or unrestricted(Link is external) within Princeton (e.g. web-based resources for University use or University ID numbers).

This submitted information can be used to train the underlying model and potentially become available to users outside of Princeton University.