Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Graduate Student Life (OGSL) is to enhance the educational experience and quality of life for RU-NB graduate and professional students by serving diverse needs, fostering community and a sense of belonging, and helping students navigate Rutgers resources.

As a unit in the Division of Student Affairs, the office works in partnership with university leadership, departments, graduate schools and academic programs, Graduation Student Association (GSA), and affiliated Graduate Student Organizations (GSOs) to focus on:

  • Advocating for the unique and complex needs of the graduate student population.
  • Connecting graduate students to the vast array of support services and resources available at Rutgers University.
  • Sharing information with the university community on the graduate student experience.
  • Creating programs that connect students with each other and build communities outside their disciplines, classrooms, and labs.
  • Fostering an institutional culture that recognizes and celebrates the contributions of graduate students.
  • Providing gathering spaces for graduate students to engage with each other.