The Division of Student Affairs engages students in activities and culture in both the campus and surrounding community, offers support to students in need, and enriches the Rutgers experience outside of the classroom.
250 For 250: Victor Gatica
Victor Gatica had always maintained the belief that he was not good enough to succeed, and was shocked when he was accepted into Rutgers. He jokes that his acceptance was an accident as he tells me about his journey here. Although his acceptance was clearly real, it was conditional. Victor would have to excel in the Equal Opportunity Fund (EOF) in order to be ready for Rutgers. The EOF program offers financial and academic assistance to low-income New Jersey residents. Incoming first years must go through an intensive summer program that helps them prepare for Rutgers through strategies that focus on things like systematic retention efforts and student leadership development.
The Big Ten Network is featuring SCREAM Theater
SCREAM (Students Challenging Realities and Educating Against Myths) TheaterTM and SCREAM AthletesTM are peer educational, interactive theater programs that provide information about interpersonal violence including sexual assault, dating violence, same-sex violence, stalking, bullying, and peer harassment.
250 For 250: Aditya Parikh
Not many high school students get the opportunity to research with professors at such a distinguished research institution, but Aditya Parikh was selected to participate in the Rutgers Astrophysics Institute Summer Program for the summer following his sophomore year. For Aditya, that summer marked the beginning of his research career at Rutgers — but that was certainly not the end.
Nearly six years later, Aditya is a senior here at Rutgers, double majoring in Physics and Astrophysics with a minor in Mathematics. Since coming to Rutgers, he has devoted his time to hybrid research in the fields of high-energy and nuclear physics.