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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F17-mon-mashIn what has become an annual fall tradition, Residence Life recently hosted Monster Mash on Friday, Oct. 27, drawing over 1,000 children and their families to the Cook Campus Recreation Center. Now in its 14th year, Monster Mash is an outreach program that offers a service opportunity for Rutgers students while creating a safe alternative trick-or-treating experience to families within the communities that surround the university. Learn more…

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…


eirene_3Eirene, Nicholas Hall
Cook Campus
“At first, I thought I wanted to do medicine. I have a mentor who is a public health major and English minor. Over time I learned with public health you can do different things and still go into medicine. Before college, I visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a summer program. We put on hazmat suits and walked through the center. You could see things like the iron lung machines that they used against polio.” Read more…

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