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Resources

Rutgers University provides various student-centered services and involvement opportunities to empower students, to advocate for their own educational and developmental needs, and make the most of their college experience. These resources and services are intended to make our ethic to care a reality and make sure that students have access to services they may require for everyday activities or in times of need. While some services, such as housing and dining, are provided at an additional fee, there are many services at Rutgers that operate at no extra cost to students.

Service areas are staffed with qualified professionals who understand the specific needs of their student population, from licensed lawyers in Student Legal Services to a staff of clinicians and counselors in Rutgers Student Health, to name a few.

Services are spread out among all five Rutgers campuses during regular operations, and during remote instruction, are mostly offered remotely. Even though it may be on another campus, or for a specific population, services are available to the entire Rutgers–New Brunswick student population. Students and families are encouraged to explore some of the services highlighted on the left. We encourage students to take advantage of all the services they feel fit their needs, from the student looking for student employment opportunities in a student center, to the student consulting Student Legal Services about an apartment lease.

Below is a compilation of services and resources provided by the Division of Student Affairs as well as other areas thoughout Rutgers University. You may also visit success.rutgers.edu for a comprehensive list of university resources and services available to Rutgers students.

If you don’t know where to start when looking for assistance, please contact the Dean of Students office

Important Information to Know

Student smiling at CAPS staff Counseling Services (CAPS)

Counseling services staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and substance abuse counselors, all with expertise in both general mental health concerns and issues unique to a college environment.  

CAPS website

Dean of Students Building Dean of Students

The office serves as a student support network by providing advocacy, problem resolution, and critical incident intervention for those times when additional assistance is needed.

Dean of Students website

Student Food Pantry Student Food Pantry

Started in Fall 2016, the Rutgers Student Food Pantry is of one of the over 20 food pantries in New Brunswick. It exclusively serves Rutgers students and is located at 39 Union Street on the College Avenue Campus. 

Rutgers Student Food Pantry website

Student Legal Services Student Legal Services

Rutgers University Student Legal Services (RUSLS) provides eligible students with professional legal advice and assistance at no cost by attorneys licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey. 

Student Legal Services website

Campus Community

Student reaching for a plate Dining Services

Committed to providing a high quality, efficient food operation in a safe and congenial environment, dining services operates 29 cafes, restaurants, and dining halls spread throughout Rutgers–New Brunswick’s five campuses.

Dining Services website

Graduate Student Housing at Livi Apartments Graduate Student Housing

Rutgers–New Brunswick offers traditional residence halls and apartment style living for single graduate students. Graduate students living with their families live in two-bedroom apartments.  

Graduate Student Housing webpage

Living-Learning and Thematic Communities Members Living-Learning and Thematic Communities

A learning community is a self-selected group of students who share similar academic interests and explore them together in common courses and out of classroom activities. There are a multitude of learning community offerings for new students and current students. Special interest/themed communities with no academic coursework are also available. 

Living Learning and Thematic Communities webpage

Multifaith Council Tabling Multifaith Council

With more than 40 recognized student organizations dedicated to religious and religious-cultural interests and more than 25 recognized chaplaincies serving students’ spiritual needs, the Multifaith Council promotes an inclusive atmosphere for the pursuit of intellectual and spiritual truths.

Muiltifaith Council webpage

Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships

Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships is the central resource for students and helps to prepare students for life off-campus by assisting them with their housing search, including educational workshops focused on legal issues, safety, security, and respect.

Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships website

Parent and Family Programs Mugs Parent and Family Programs

The Office of Parent and Family Programs helps parents and families understand the new challenges, expectations and opportunities that their students may face at Rutgers University. 

Parent and Family Programs website

Residence Life Moving Crew Residence Life

Residence Life serves the needs of over 16,000 residents who study, live, and play in around 140 buildings on four residential campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway.

Residence Life website

Livingston Student Center Student Centers

Rutgers–New Brunswick operates six student centers focused on providing friendly, welcoming, inclusive environments, helpful services and resources, and rich diverse programs. The centers act as places to attend programs, host a meeting, meet friends, have a meal, watch TV, study or relax. 

Student Centers website

Culture and Diversity

Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) Asian American Cultural Center (AACC)

Founded in 1999, the AACC showcases the contributions of Asians and Asian Americans through a wide array of cultural presentations, exhibits, performances, demonstrations, lectures, seminars and meetings. 

AACC website

Center for Latino Arts and Culture (CLAC) Center for Latino Arts and Culture (CLAC)

The CLAC is dedicated to building a creative space where the Rutgers community can discover and critically explore what it means to be Latinx in the United States, while providing programs and services that use arts and culture as the impetus for educational change.

CLAC website

SJE Department banner Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE)

SJE promotes a supportive environment for students of all backgrounds, with a focus on gender and sexuality, while promoting both social and educational opportunities for leadership, identity, and social justice advocacy development.

SJE website

Cultural Center Collaborative Event with Scarlet Knight Cultural Center Collaborative

The PRCC, CLAC, the SJE, and AACC come together to form the Cultural Center Collaborative, which is committed to supporting the needs of Rutgers’ campus communities by creating a welcoming and holistic learning environment for all members of the community, inclusive of all identities and allies.

Cultural Collaborative website

Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC) Members Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC)

Founded in 1969, the PRCC is dedicated to serving the Rutgers University community by offering a wealth of programs, initiatives and services that reflect the robust history, heritage and diversity of the African diaspora. 

PRCC website

Health and Wellness

Alcohol & Other Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Alcohol & Other Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)

The Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) provides counseling and information for students who are concerned about their drinking or use of other drugs, or those of a friend or family member.

ADAP website

Student smiling at CAPS staff Counseling Services (CAPS)

Counseling services staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and substance abuse counselors, all with expertise in both general mental health concerns and issues unique to a college environment.  

CAPS website

OGNJEIO Health Outreach Promotion and Education (HOPE)

HOPE works to advance health and wellness at Rutgers University, provides students with tools to advocate for personal and community wellness, and serves as an expert resource to faculty and staff. 

HOPE website

Healthy Dining Options Healthy Dining Team

The healthy dining team educates the college population about nutrition and provides them necessary tools to adopt healthy eating habits while dining on campus.  

Healthy Dining Team website

Intramural Sports Soccer Intramural Sports

Rutgers hosts over 50 intramural sports leagues throughout the year. Various levels of competition are offered in both team and individual/dual activities and opportunities exist for men’s, women’s or co-recreational play. 

Intramural Sports information

Students in yoga class Recreation Classes

Recreation offers over 120 cutting edge fitness and wellness classes each week which are taught by certified instructors on all four campuses. 

Fitness & Wellness Classes webpage

Fitness Center Recreational Services

Recreation provides programs, services, and facilities to meet the physical, social, recreational, and educational needs of the campus community. 

Recreation website

Services for Students with Disabilities Services for Students with Disabilities

The Office of Disability Services provides the necessary tools, resources, and support for individuals with disabilities to become responsible decision-makers and self-advocates in charge of their own future 

Office of Disability Services website

Student Health Services Student Health Services

Student Health provides comprehensive clinical care including medical, pharmacy, and mental health counseling services and is committed to educating the Rutgers community through health promotion, collaborative partnerships, and academic opportunities.

Student Health website

Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) Shirt Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA)

VPVA provides services designed to raise awareness of and respond to the impact of interpersonal violence and other crimes. 

VPVA website

Safety and Security

Campus Safety Tips Campus Safety Tips

Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, the Knights’ Watch Campus Safety Campaign was created to bring awareness to both residential and off-campus students by encouraging student, staff, and faculty to think more about their personal safety and inspire them to take care of each other. 

The Knights Watch website

Off-Campus Security Police Off-Campus Security Escort

Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) provides escorts to students, faculty, and staff upon request.  

Public Safety Escorts website

Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD)

The internationally accredited Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to provide the university community with a full range of police and security services.

RUPD website

Student Advocacy

Absences for Religious Obligations Absences for Religious Obligations

Students are advised to provide timely notification to instructors about necessary absences for religious observances and are responsible for making up the work or exams according to an agreed-upon schedule. 

Religious Obligations Absences Policy

Students looking at laptop Campus-Wide Resources for Student Success

Success.rutgers.edu provides a searchable directory of campus-wide programs, services, and resources to support students during their time at Rutgers–New Brunswick.

success.rutgers.edu

Career Services Fair Career Services

Career services provides career-related counseling, resources, and programs to help individuals clarify academic and career goals, establish career plans, develop job-search skills, and make successful career transitions. 

Career Services website

Dean of Students Building Dean of Students

The office serves as a student support network by providing advocacy, problem resolution, and critical incident intervention for those times when additional assistance is needed.

Dean of Students website

Image of rally on College Avenue Campus Free Expression

Rutgers University does not restrict the activities of recognized university organizations, including the speakers they invite to campus, provided organizations obey the law and follow university policy and guidelines regarding these events. 

Free Expression resources

Graduating Students Graduate Student Life

The Office of Graduate Student Life at Rutgers–New Brunswick advocates and supports holistic services that advance a vibrant graduate student experience. 

Graduate Student Life website

Information and Support for Undocumented Students Information and Support for Undocumented Students

Recognizing that students may have questions following announcements regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Dean of Students Office maintains a website designed to share resources and information to help undocumented students make the most of their experience at Rutgers–New Brunswick. 

Resources for Undocumented Students

International Student Support International Student Support

Recognizing that there are specific challenges international students face as they pursue their education, the Dean of Students Office maintains a website designed to share resources and information to students in need of additional assistance.

Resources for International Students

Knight's Call Meeting Knight's Call

The Knight’s Call is a code outlining the values and expectations for all members of the Rutgers community. As Scarlet Knights, this code guides us each day and remains with us always.

The Knight's Call webpage

National Residence Hall Honorary Recipients National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)

NRHH is an on-campus honor society dedicated to recognizing those individuals and entities who work to improve the residence halls, campus, and community.

NRHH website

Residence Hall Association (RHA) Shirt Residence Hall Association (RHA)

The largest on-campus organization at Rutgers, RHA enhances and improves the residential experience for all residential students through intentional programming and feedback-based advocacy initiatives. 

RHA website

Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA)

RUSA serves as the voice of the Rutgers student body by advocating on behalf of student concerns regarding official policies and priorities, providing a forum for students to express their ideas, and allocating student fee funding to over 400 student organizations on campus. 

RUSA website

Student Food Pantry Student Food Pantry

Started in Fall 2016, the Rutgers Student Food Pantry is of one of the over 20 food pantries in New Brunswick. It exclusively serves Rutgers students and is located at 39 Union Street on the College Avenue Campus. 

Rutgers Student Food Pantry website

Student Legal Services Student Legal Services

Rutgers University Student Legal Services (RUSLS) provides eligible students with professional legal advice and assistance at no cost by attorneys licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey. 

Student Legal Services website

Student Organizations

Rutgers Student Organizations Database getINVOLVED

Campus Labs’ getINVOLVED platform allows students to find organizations, discover events happening on campus, and track/record their activities and memberships to showcase their involvement on campus. 

getinvolved.rutgers.edu

Greek Life Greek Life

Rutgers–New Brunswick officially recognizes over 80 fraternities and sororities ranging from the "traditional" to historically African-American, Latinx, Multicultural and Asian-interest.  

Greek Life website

Rutgers Commuter Student Association (RCSA) Rutgers Commuter Student Association (RCSA)

RCSA is an inclusive volunteer student organization whose primary role is to serve commuter students’ needs and interests while building a community on campus. 

RCSA website

Rutgers University Dance Marathon (RUDM) Rutgers University Dance Marathon (RUDM)

RUDM is the largest, student-run philanthropic event in New Jersey. RUDM’s mission is to provide emotional and financial support for children who are a part of Embrace Kids Foundation.

RUDM website

Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA)

RUPA is the university-wide student programming council that serves the entire Rutgers community, including concerts and comedy shows with internationally known artists, the Annual Homecoming Charity Bed Races, entertaining lectures and performances, art projects, and more. 

RUPA website

SCREAM Theater SCREAM Theater

SCREAM Theater and SCREAM Athletes 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.

SCREAM Theater webpage

Sports Clubs Rowing Team Sports Clubs

Rutgers sport clubs are student-run organizations that may be instructional and/or competitive in nature, with the competitive clubs competing against other schools and leagues all around the country. 

Sports Clubs webpage