Raised under the principles of Jainism, Harshita Jain wanted the ancient Indian religion to be integral to her college experience. When she arrived at Rutgers–New Brunswick in 2018, the Honors College senior found a strong Jain community.
Rutgers Global Health Institute is helping underserved communities in Essex, Mercer, and Middlesex counties hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic offer residents accessible vaccination and testing.
Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE) is working with school districts throughout New Jersey—where 82 percent of public school teachers are white compared to 44 percent of the student population—to increase the recruitment and retention of teachers of color.
Every Wednesday after school this spring, students at the Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts in New Brunswick have been moving, dancing, leaping and twisting, all while learning about community, emotions and identity.
A nationally recognized wellness assessment that measures college students' mental health revealed some concerning trends with more than half of students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick reporting they have experienced distress.
While many COVID-19 restrictions and mandates have eased, allowing college students to return to the classroom, continued racial strife, negative effects from frequent social media usage and the aftermath of the pandemic continue to impact student mental health throughout the U.S.
In collaboration with Piscataway Township Schools, Rutgers-New Brunswick’s Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (DICE) helped Piscataway school children celebrate Spring through art. The ‘Celebrating Arbor Art Contest’ welcomed all pre-K through 12 students to participate in the inaugural district-wide Arbor Day event.
COVID-19 may have disrupted university life, but it did not disconnect the Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement’s (DICE) Educational Equity programs from the students they are charged to serve. Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science, Student Support Services (SSS), and the McNair Scholars Program are federally-funded TRiO programs that form the Educational Equity group, which promotes the success of historically underserved students on the New Brunswick campus.Summary goes here
The future of our democracy depends not on overcoming our racist past, but on embracing the history of those who struggle for equality, Harvard Kennedy School scholar Khalil Gibran Muhammad told a Rutgers audience Thursday while delivering his James Dickson Carr Lecture at the Busch Student Center in Piscataway.
Led by the Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement, Rutgers University-New Brunswick will host its eighth annual Access Week, Feb. 15-19, to champion educational equity and help unlock pathways for success for current and prospective first-generation, low-income and other underserved students.
Rutgers is hosting its annual, week-long initiative called Access Week, which provides various programming opportunities for students and aims to create awareness surrounding first-generation, low-income and other underserved student communities, according to the initiative's website.
Larry Traylor arrived at Rutgers-New Brunswick in the fall of 2016 as an aspiring policy analyst eager to dive into his double major in political science and Africana studies – with even bigger goals in mind. Though Traylor planned to attend graduate school after earning his bachelor’s, he felt uncertain about the admissions process and which of the many advanced degree and funding options to pursue.
Civic Voices audio project by Rutgers Bonner Leaders highlight work of New Brunswick organizations they serve.
Myles Johnson, who is studying engineering, launched BLKdev after a lifetime of not seeing many others like him in the classroom.
Temporary art installations created by Rutgers students as part of month-long project are displayed on storefronts and restaurant windows in New Brunswick.