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About Us

Comprised of 23 departments, over 1,000 staff members, and more than 2,300 student staff members, the Division of Student Affairs at Rutgers University-New Brunswick facilitates interactions among students, faculty, and staff members to promote students’ academic success and their personal and professional development. Our staff members are committed to working with students to enrich the quality of student life so that students achieve at Rutgers and beyond.


Vision and Mission

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Vision

Cultivating transformative experiences that challenge students to be their best at Rutgers and beyond.  

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Mission

With students at the heart of all that we do, the Division of Student Affairs creates innovative learning opportunities, programs, and services that prepare students to lead, serve, and become engaged members of a global society.  

Core Values

The following values are central to the Division of Student Affairs and guide how we do our work and fulfill our mission.

Students and Community

We are committed to creating a community that encourages and practices civility, compassion and care for others. We understand that how we work and provide services directly impacts the student experience. We therefore strive to work together to create connections and relationships that help us respond to the needs of our students.  

Inclusion

We foster the development and preservation of an inclusive community characterized by cultural understanding and student engagement. We are committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse staff that reflects the students we serve and are dedicated to providing intentional experiences where students learn from each other.  

Learning

As educators, we understand that learning occurs both inside and outside the classroom. We facilitate a supportive campus environment that contributes to student learning and personal development. Additionally, we seek to inspire students to be engaged citizens within the Rutgers community and beyond.  

Integrity

We believe that staff members must uphold the highest standards and principles. Ethics and integrity are characterized by trust and respect for each other, collaborative decision-making, appropriate use of University resources, service to students, and the utilization of best practices within the field of student affairs and higher education.  

Tradition and Pride

We believe that our history, institutional pride and university traditions foster shared experiences, connections, and contribute to life-long memories and affinity with Rutgers.