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Students & 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.

The Engagement Hub, flanked by balloons and merchandise

At Rutgers University—New Brunswick, students have plenty of chances to get involved in intramural sports teams, student organizations, or employment opportunities in departments like Recreation and Dining, among many others. As of spring 2023, they have one more resource to connect them with these involvement opportunities: the Engagement Hub in the Student Activities Center (SAC).

On an unseasonably warm December morning, more than 2,000 runners participated in the Rutgers Big Chill 5K to benefit Winter Wishes, an annual holiday-themed event that provides clothing and toys to children ages 3-5 in New Brunswick preschool programs, and the Rutgers Student Food Pantry, which provides food to Rutgers students experiencing food insecurities.

Each year, the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE) hosts a free clothing swap. Open to everyone, the clothing swap is a place for those who have outgrown or outgendered their clothes and who may not have the means to purchase new items to pick up new threads. All clothes that are not taken at the end of the event are donated to the Trenton Rescue Mission, which gives them directly to families in need. For more information, visit

April is a busy month for Kyra Boss. When she isn’t serving the community with Omega Phi Alpha or serving as a Rutgers University Dance Marathon (RUDM) captain, she is working with the animals at the Rutgers Farm. We caught up with her this week about what it was like to supervise the Animal Fitting, Handling, and Exhibition class.

View Rutgers University Dance Marathon (RUDM) through a new perspective. A four-year old with neutropenia, Joey and his family were paired with Rutgers UNICEF through RU4Kids. A joint program between the Embrace Kids Foundation and RUDM, RU4Kids connects student organizations with patient families in hopes that college students can help provide comfort, friendly faces, and fun during trying times. Cameras were rolling as Joey and Rutgers UNICEF took in the sights and sounds of the 2019 edition of RUDM. For more information about RUDM and Embrace Kids, visit