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Rutgers Giving Days 2024

Thank you to everyone who helped support our students during Rutgers Giving Days. Your contributions help us continue to support our students in various ways so they may be successful at Rutgers and beyond.

Highlighted Student Affairs Funds

Asian American Cultural Center Programs Fund

The Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) promotes a supportive environment for all students at Rutgers University interested in issues relevant to the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) diaspora. The center provides educational, cultural, and social co-curricular programs and services that reflect the experiences of APIDA individuals. We aid students in exploring their personal identity and strive to cultivate greater awareness of the diversity and complexity of the APIDA experience. We are dedicated to fostering academic excellence, community engagement, and both personal and professional leadership.

Help us achieve our goal to raise funds in support of impactful programs and initiatives, including the center’s Peer Mentoring Program, the APIDA+ programmatic series, student leadership development initiatives, the annual APIDA Graduation & Leadership Awards ceremony, and the continued growth of our community.

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Center for Latino Arts and Culture Fund

The Center for Latino Arts and Culture (CLAC) is a student-centered, inclusive community where students can better integrate experiential, academic, and service learning about Latinx/a/o arts and culture to become strong leaders and responsible global citizens.

The Center works to create a welcoming, supportive environment that values intersectionality and social justice. We advocate for the well-being of our students and work to create effective access to university services and resources. Through intentional collaboration with academic and student affairs units, the Center works to enhance Latinx student recruitment, retention, and successful graduation at Rutgers University.

Our CLAC Student Excellence Fund provides unique opportunities and mentoring initiatives that will enhance the academic pursuits of our students and prepare them for advanced study and their professional careers. Your donations will help fund student research projects, mentoring initiatives, conferences, travel abroad, graduate and career support, and professional networking, and so much more.

CLAC staff

Center for Social Justice and LGBT Communities Excellence Fund

The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE) promotes a supportive environment for students of all backgrounds, with a focus on gender and sexuality.

We have an incredible responsibility to educate the entire campus community through workshops and trainings, including our peer-to-peer Diversity Peer Education Program which trains students to educate their peers on topics of diversity, inclusion, and social justice.  We continuously support student development through on- and off-campus student leadership retreats, programs and events, and resources that assist in student success.

Gifts made during Rutgers Giving Days will fund student wages and stipends throughout the academic year. Your support allows us to continue to be the campus-wide resource around gender, sexuality, and social justice issues and promote a supportive environment for students of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences, with a focus on the LGBTQIA+ community.


Parents Fund

The Parents Fund enhances the student experience through annual gifts from parents and family members of current and former students. Donations help create innovative learning opportunities, programs, and services that prepare students to lead, serve, and become engaged members of a global society; provides career-related advising, resources, and programs to help individuals discover their interests, values, and skills, explore careers and majors, develop skills through internships and experiential opportunities, and pursue their post-graduate goals, and helps support Rutgers University Libraries, which serve all members, support all disciplines, and play a key role in advancing student learning and faculty research.

Rutgers parents

Paul Robeson Cultural Center Fund

Donations to this fund help support upcoming Paul Robeson Cultural Center Initiatives at Rutgers–New Brunswick. Donations to the Paul Robeson Cultural Center Fund most recently assisted the PRCC  in supporting our student leadership development program, the Harambee Leadership Series helps leaders of Black cultural organizations define and develop their leadership skills.


Student Emergency Fund-New Brunswick

Every year, we encounter students striving to continue their education following an unexpected emergency or devastating incident. Others face food insecurity, homelessness, and domestic troubles. Donations to the Student Emergency Fund give direct financial help to students who are unable to meet their urgent and basic needs due to an unanticipated emergency or temporary challenging circumstances.

Gifts to the Student Emergency Fund ensure that students experiencing an unforeseen hardship have the financial resources they need to avoid dropping out or taking time away from earning their degree.

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Student Basic Needs Fund

Your contribution will go directly to the Student Basic Needs Fund, where it will assist in advancing strategic projects, reinforce core services, and provide support for students experiencing food and housing insecurity at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Food pantry
AACC students smiling
CLAC staff
Rutgers parents
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Food pantry

How Our Work Impacts Students

Hand taking Narcan box

Rutgers University is providing free Narcan kits supplied by the New Jersey Department of Human Services on its New Brunswick, Camden and Newark campuses as a preventive measure to enhance the safety and well-being of community members. Naloxone kits are available on campuses in New Brunswick, Camden and Newark. Read more of this article from Rutgers Today here! 

Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services

Douglass campus is known for its grassy lawns and towering trees, Douglass Residential College, and Rutgers’ Department of Animal Science, among much else. However, a lesser-known building stands a few blocks down Nichol Ave: the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS), which provides support programs for autistic adults who want to live independent and fulfilling lives. Read more about the center and its partnership with Dining! 

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!

The Clothesline Project 2023 in Douglass Library

At Rutgers—New Brunswick, the Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA), with campus partners, has taken a lead on providing support and programming during Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (DVAM) through their Turn the Campus Purple campaign. One crucial resource that will remain available throughout the rest of the month—and the entire calendar year—is VPVA’s crisis intervention hotline, which aims to help survivors cope with the effects of interpersonal violence.  

Colorful mural on the Center for Latino Arts and Culture

Friday, September 15 marked the official beginning of National Hispanic/Latine Heritage Month. At Rutgers—New Brunswick, in the Division of Student Affairs, the Center for Latino Arts and Culture (CLAC) and the Latino Student Council (LSC) are partnering to kick off their celebration with an upcoming event, Welcome to La Familia: Latine Fest, which will take place at the CLAC on Friday, September 22 from 1-9 P.M. 

Students eat at Busch Dining Hall during New Student Orientation

At Rutgers—New Brunswick, like other universities across the nation, many students suffer from food insecurity. To begin addressing this issue, the Dean of Students—Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships, a department within the Division of Student Affairs, offers a Student Food Pantry that students can use when necessary, as well as the No Hungry Knights Scholarship, which offers free meal swipes for on-campus dining halls. 

Rutgers personal trainer works with a client in a gym

Students have busy lives, and it can be difficult for them to balance their classwork, extracurricular activities, and on- or off-campus jobs, along with their personal lives and any other obligations. As a result, many of them need help creating the best exercise routine for their own specific situations. 

That's where the Exercise is Medicine program, which has helped hundreds of clients engage in healthful exercise, comes in.