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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.

Participants in the GO Outdoors program pose in front of a cliff face

Although New Brunswick, in central New Jersey, is surrounded by opportunities for excursions into the natural world, the longest trip that many students at Rutgers—New Brunswick regularly take is from one campus to another.

GO Outdoors, a Recreation program designed to get students into the outdoors, aims to change that with accessible trips and courses available to students and other Rutgers community members within and outside of the Division of Student Affairs. 

Naomi Kutin poses for a photo next to a weight rack.

At just nine years old, Naomi Kutin shattered a world record for her weight class in 2011. Today, in her fourth year at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the young athlete maintains her powerlifting skills, but now she’s weighing options in the field of social work as well. While continuing to train one to two hours a day, five days a week, and competing as a member of the Rutgers Powerlifting Club, Kutin is completing her undergraduate degree and studying for her master's degree at Rutgers’ School of Social Work. Read more in this article from Rutgers Today!

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