Students at Rutgers—New Brunswick are involved in activism, political organizations, and rallies across campus. So it comes as no surprise that a group of 16 undergraduates (including many RU-NB students) recently met with members of the New Jersey congressional delegation to advocate for financial aid.
How You Can Help
Spread the Word!
Let your friends, family, students, and coworkers know about the impact these funds have on our students and ask them to spread the word as well. Share Giving Days social media posts from our student affairs departments.
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You can read about our work, learn about our funds, and choose a fund to support. You can also check out some of our stories below to see how our work affects students.
Student Affairs Funds You Can Support
Asian American Cultural Center Programs Fund
Help us reach our goal to raise $4,000 to support high-impact programs and initiatives such as the center’s Peer Mentoring Program, the APIDA+ programmatic series, student leadership development initiatives, and the annual APIDA Graduation & Leadership Awards ceremony. Your support helps fund APIDA student supporting programs, initiatives, and services that reach thousands of students each year including: peer mentoring initiatives, leadership development, professional networking, and so much more. With your help, we can reach our $4,000 goal to fund high-impact opportunities and mentoring initiatives that will enhance their personal and professional development.
Center for Latino Arts and Culture Fund
With your help, we can reach our $3,000 goal and fund the 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 support allows us to continue supporting students as they research, document, interpret and promote Latino/a, Hispanic, Caribbean, and Latin American heritage. Donations help fund the programs, initiatives, and services that touch over 2,000 students a year including: student research projects, mentoring initiatives, conferences registration, travel abroad, graduate and career support, and professional networking, and so much more.
Center for Social Justice and LGBT Communities Excellence Fund
Help us reach our goal to raise $3,500 to support our DIVERSITY PEER EDUCATOR PROGRAM which trains students to educate their peers on topics of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Gifts made during Rutgers Giving Days will FUND STIPENDS for our Diversity Peer Educators THIS FALL. Your support allows us to continue to be the campus-wide resource around gender and sexuality issues through the lens of social justice and promote a supportive environment for students of all backgrounds, identities and experiences, with a focus on the LGBTQIA+ community.
Donations to the Parents Fund support special initiatives of student organizations, career-related advising, resources, and opportunities to advance student learning and faculty research.
Gifts are not only applied to enhance student organizations, sports clubs, libraries, and career services, but Greek organizations can also apply for grants to support special initiatives.
Donations to the Parent Fund support all things that will enhance your students' lives - now and after graduation.
Paul Robeson Cultural Center Fund
Your funds support the programs and events led by the PRCC and allow us the flexibility to keep creating new programs and initiatives, like the BLACK & RETREAT that help support student success at Rutgers.
Here is what students said about their Black & Retreat Experience:
- “This was soooo EYE OPENING, and I AM TRULY BLESSED to be a part of such a great experience, you’ll never know how appreciative I am for it. I am Black and LIMITLESS!”
- “This was AMAZING!! I felt so welcomed and at home with this group!! I hope many more people get to experience this program! Thanks to everyone who made this retreat possible!”
- “Overall, I really enjoyed this retreat. It was very informational. I feel so much more confident and relieved going to Rutgers knowing I have a community there.”
With your help, we can reach our goal to raise $3,500 to PLAN and EXECUTE programs and initiatives like our BLACK & RETREAT that serve and educate students, as well as entire Rutgers community, about African and African Diaspora oriented cultures. We simply cannot do this without your support.
Student Emergency Fund-New Brunswick
Every year, we witness students who are struggling to continue their education after experiencing an unforeseen emergency or catastrophic event. Others struggle with food insecurity, homelessness, and domestic issues. Donations to the Students Emergency Fund provide direct financial assistance to students who are unable to meet immediate and essential needs because of an unexpected situation or temporary hardship.
Gifts to the Student Emergency Fund ensure students facing an unexpected crisis have the financial resources needed to prevent them from having to drop out or take time off from pursuing their degree.
Student Food Pantry Fund-New Brunswick
Donations to food security will ensure that all students have access to food at both the food pantry on the College Avenue campus and the Mobile Food Pantry that visits the Busch, Livingston, and Douglass campuses.
How Our Work Impacts Students
The university’s flagship event, on Saturday, April 29, boasts a slew of activities. Here are itineraries for students, alumni, parents and families with children.
Every year, when transfer and first-year students enroll at Rutgers University—New Brunswick for the first time, departments engage them to ensure that they know about the resources and opportunities available at the university.
Though maintaining student engagement and success is crucial, of course, there is also another group crucial to this transition: those students’ parents.
With everything that Rutgers students have going on—classes, part-time jobs, and extra-curricular activities—it can be difficult to find the time to take care of themselves. To help meet that need, free group fitness classes are available to students at four out of the five Recreation Centers at Rutgers University—New Brunswick.
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.
An outside observer visiting the Rutgers Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) might be forgiven for thinking that the varied backgrounds of its professional staff were the norm in other such spaces. However, those familiar with other Cultural Centers know that that is not the case.
For students entering undergraduate life, discussions about interpersonal and sexual violence are among the most difficult, yet necessary, conversations. Many students have either never discussed these topics at length or might have learned all they know about it through sources that fail to capture the modern reality of these topics. Enter: SCREAM theater.
On Thursday, October 27th, the Center for Latino Arts and Culture celebrated thirty years of supporting the Rutgers Latinx community with a gala. Read more about that event and their center's successes on Rutgers Today.