In the latest update to the People of Rutgers series by Rutgers Today, read about Kerri Willson, Associate Dean of Students & Director of Off-Campus and Community Initiatives in Student Affairs!
Tradition & 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.
In March 2022, Neela Patel, the executive director of Rutgers’ Student Centers and Activities in the Division of Student Affairs, became president-elect of ACUI, the longest-running organization of college union and student activities professionals. Patel served as president-elect of ACUI this past year and will transition to President on March 1 at the Annual ACUI Conference.
Black History Month honored through the Paul Robeson Cultural Center and other departments at Rutgers University
This February, as students, staff, and faculty across Rutgers University—New Brunswick honor and celebrate Black History Month, the Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC), in the Division of Student Affairs, continues to take a leading role in supporting Black life at Rutgers.
On Sunday, November 6th, generations of Rutgers Ultimate alumni returned to play in the annual alumni-student game—and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the team’s first game. As usual, the alumni won. For many, though, the game itself was less important than what it represented.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Series Promotes Social Justice at Rutgers University—New Brunswick
Students at Rutgers University—New Brunswick participate in all kinds of activism—they attend rallies and protests, run for positions in Rutgers University Student Assembly, and start political organizations to make their voices heard on-campus. For the rest of January, the Cultural Center Collaborative in the Division of Student Affairs will be providing a program on social justice and activism that students can tap into: its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Series.
In honor of Tuesday's National First-Generation College Celebration, we asked students to share their stories about what it means to be the first in their families to go to college. Here is what they had to say.
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.
During winter 2020, Vice Chancellor Sal Mena visited the neighborhood where he grew up to show how his ties to the Bronx have shaped who he is and inform the work he does with students. Read the full story on Rutgers Today.