End_Sexual_Violence_Graphic_ProfileFrom October 9 through 13, our website will be purple in support of “Turn the Campus Purple” week, an annual campaign to raise awareness for dating and domestic violence. Visit http://endsexualviolence.rutgers.edu/events-programs/ for featured events throughout the week.

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466413820400237.PjmiUKAoQf1iKxkt5UBi_height640Resident Assistants and Apartment Assistants (RA/AA) form the face and the voice of Residence Life at Rutgers. RA/AAs are expected to serve as role models on campus, exhibit the ability to be effective listeners and excellent resources, and to show ethical behavior at all times. Learn more about the application process today. Learn more…

Helping to raise awareness of dating violence and relationship abuse, Residence Life recently sponsored a door decorating contest throughout its 52 on-campus residences as part of Rutgers University’s annual Turn the Campus Purple Week. Created in 2013 by graduate interns at the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA), Turn the Campus Purple is a way to connect the student body, survivors, advocates, organizations, faculty, and staff to the common purpose of raising awareness and support around dating violence. Learn More…

F17-LDD_70-1024x683Helping to jumpstart another academic year, the Residence Hall Association (RHA) hosted its Fall Leadership Development Day (LDD).

The largest student organization at Rutgers University – New Brunswick and the largest of its kind in the nation, Rutgers RHA represents over 16,000 on-campus residents. Comprised of four residential campus councils, 36 hall governments, and an executive board, RHA’s mission is to improve the residential experience for on-campus students through intentional programming and feedback-based advocacy initiatives. Learn More…

Cutting ribbon are (l. to r.) Dianna Magnoni, Assistant Vice President and Director of New Brunswick Libraries, Channel Jordan SAS'19, Executive President of RRHA, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Felicia McGinty, New Brunswick Chancellor Dr. Deba Dutta, Committee Chair Dr. Deborah White and Director of Research Dr. Marisa Fuentes at the dedication ceremonies of the Sojourner Truth Apartments

The College Avenue Apartments in the heart of Rutgers’ historic New Brunswick campus on Wednesday were named for abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth, a former slave who was owned as a young girl by the family of Rutgers’ first president Jacob Hardenbergh. The Rutgers Board of Governors approved the naming of the landmark 440-bed apartment building as the university moves forward to enact recommendations by the Committee on Enslaved and Disenfranchised Populations in Rutgers History – created to examine the institution’s ties to slavery and the displacement of Native Americans. Learn More…

Hairitage, a three-day conference, in honor of Black History Month, was held on the Livingston Campus on Thursday, Feb. 9-11. Sessions, workshops, and events focused on the topic of Black and Afro-Latino hair and its influence in the United States and abroad. Learn more…

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“I am part of the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. It’s for historically underrepresented, low income, or first-generation college students who want to conduct research and pursue a doctorate program. I went to the Black Doctoral Network Conference and presented my research on the historical and social cultural context of educational inequities in urban school systems.” Read more…

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