Leupp and Wessels Halls, Bishop Quad, College Avenue Campus
The Paul Robeson community was established in 1976 and is a symbol of acknowledgment of the late Paul Robeson, a celebrated African-American activist, scholar, artist, athlete, and Rutgers graduate. This community places special emphasis on aiding first-year students as they make the transition from high school to college. It encourages community interaction and involvement, scholarship, as well as self-growth. Community members stress cultural enrichment and awareness among themselves and the Rutgers community. They work collaboratively with staff and faculty mentors towards academic achievement and excellence. The community strives to engender curiosity, interest and understanding of the history and origins of the African Diaspora and the relevance and importance of that understanding in day-to-day life.
Community members will live on College Avenue Campus, adjacent to downtown New Brunswick theaters, restaurants, student-friendly shopping, and the NJ Transit train station for easy access to NYC and Philadelphia. Leupp and Wessels Halls are in the heart of the College Avenue Campus in the scenic Bishop Quad area.