Graduate Student Organizations and Campus Resources
The official graduate student government at Rutgers-New Brunswick. Visit the GSA website to find a list of Graduate Student Organizations (GSOs) and to find resources provided by GSA.
Rutgers has an active, vibrant chapter of the national SACNAS (Society to Advance Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) organization. Our chapter is proud to have one of the highest levels of gradate student involvement in the U.S. The group is inclusive and is dedicated to fostering success of scientists from all backgrounds who are committed to promoting a diverse community. Monthly events include career workshops, speakers, meet-the-faculty sessions, training on research communication, employer networking, and local outreach opportunities to name a few. Members also enjoy social events, sometimes joint with other regional chapters.
Members also are strong candidates for funding to attend the annual National Diversity in STEM conference, where they can present their research, attend scientific talks and professional development workshops, and serve as Recruitment Ambassadors at the Rutgers booth.
Affinity Groups for Graduate Students
Affinity groups are space for graduate students of shared backgrounds to gather and share their experiences and concerns as they navigate graduate school. These groups provide forums to discuss challenging issues, career development support, and opportunities to join forces with like-minded individuals for positive change in the Rutgers community and beyond.
The Office of Disability Services “provides reasonable academic accommodations for students with disabilities.” They provide “necessary tools, resources and support for individuals with disabilities to become responsible decision-makers and self-advocates in charge of their own future.” Please visit their site to register and access accommodations.
Rutgers counseling services are provided by Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program & Psychiatric Services (CAPS). Besides standard counseling and therapy options, CAPS also provides weekly workshops and sessions dedicated to graduate-related issues.
The Rutgers Student Food Pantry serves exclusively to Rutgers undergraduates and graduates. They are located at 39 Union St, New Brunswick. Visit their website to make an appointment.