During Fall 2017 the Office will move to the Graduate Student Lounge (GSL), next to the College Avenue Student Center (behind the new Panera). The GSL also houses the Graduate Student Association (GSA). An Open House will occur mid semester to celebrate the newly renovated, collaborative space. Please check back on this website for updated information.
Basic Facts about the Rutgers University- New Brunswick Graduate Students
The Office of Graduate Student Life at Rutgers University – New Brunswick advocates and supports holistic services that advance a vibrant graduate student experience. The Office encourages the intellectual exchange of ideas to enrich personal development, life skills, leadership and global citizenship while cultivating partnerships across disciplines where wellness, academic excellence, identities, and life pursuits intersect.
The primary focus of the Graduate Student Life Office is “A.C.T.I.O.N.S”
Advocacy: Identify and champion the needs of graduate and professional students, while referring them to University resources, persons, and offices.
Connection and Community: Connect students to each other, across disciplines, cohorts and faculty, staff, and professional communities on campus and beyond. Inclusive community building that is interdisciplinary, removes barriers to intellectual discovery, and mentors/empowers the historically excluded and underrepresented.
Thriving: Because students reach their intellectual capacities differently, fostering a campus culture of engagement, student-faculty mentoring, and discovering belief systems that empower and act as a lens to view and understand the world.
Identity: Promote dialectics with multiple ideologies, student populations, and cultures as a hallmark of a sophisticated commitment to proposing and testing ideas vigorously, innovatively, and respectfully. Celebration of each graduate journey of discovery towards their own unique and authentic voice.
Options: Weigh and expand options to model fit decision making and proactive planning. Utilization of resources, critical thinking, and skills in order to achieve academic excellence and life goals.
Navigation: Facilitate the intellectual and technical competency to take advantage of the rich resources of a complex research, educational, and professional institution.
Satisfaction: Empower students to be productive and thrive personally, academically, and professionally. Provide on-going assessment to cultivate data-driven decisions that respond to graduate interests to improve the overall quality of the graduate student experience and success.