GRADUATE STUDENT AFFINITY GROUPS: CALL FOR GRADUATE STUDENT FACILITATORS
Interested in connecting with peers around shared social identities or life experiences while developing your facilitation skills? Apply NOW to be a Graduate Student Affinty Group Facilitator!
The School of Graduate Studies and the Office of Graduate Student Life (OGSL) in the Division of Student Affairs invite proposals from individual graduate students or graduate student teams at Rutgers interested in creating and facilitating discussion-based graduate student affinity groups organized around shared social identities, characteristics, or life experiences. Open to all students in any graduate program at Rutgers-New Brunswick.
We are seeking groups to increase social support among underrepresented graduate students by creating intentional spaces and opportunities for connection and conversation to discuss challenging issues, share resource navigation strategies, and provide personal and career development support. This is an opportunity for you to partner with like-minded peers to promote an inclusive culture across all the Rutgers-NB graduate schools and all academic programs. Groups will run for Spring 2024 and Fall 2024.
To review application details, program overview and virtual info sessions for prospective applicants, visit http://go.rutgers.edu/gradaffinity for more information. First zoom info session is 10/3.
AFFINITY GROUPS AFFILIATED WITH GSA
Affinity groups are communities created around a shared identity to provide opportunities for networking, professional or personal development, and an expanded sense of community.
Visit the Graduate Student Association GSO Directory for the following affinity groups.
- Christians on Campus
- Council of Black Graduates
- Rutgers GRADient
- Rutgers Graduate Christian Fellowship
- Rutgers Graduate Students for RAR NORD Chapter
- Rutgers Korean Graduate Student Association
- Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native American in Science (RU Chapter)
- Supporting Parents and Caregivers at Rutgers
- Women’s Leadership Coalition
- Rutgers Hillel
The Cultural Center Collaborative, within The Division of Student Affairs, is committed to supporting the needs of Rutgers’ campus communities by creating a welcoming and holistic learning environment for all community members, inclusive of all identities and allies.
The Paul Robeson Cultural Center, the Center for Latino Arts and Culture, the Center for Social Justice Education & LGBT Communities, and the Asian American Cultural Center come together to form the Cultural Center Collaborative
UPCOMING EVENTS - Fall 2023
Black Graduate Student Mixer
Tuesday, September 12, Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM. Location: Paul Robeson Cultural Center, 600 Bartholomew Road
The Council of Black Graduates welcomes all Black-identified graduate students to the first gathering of the year at the Paul Robeson Cultural Center this Tuesday 9-12 at 5:30. If you are a Black graduate student looking to connect with other Black grads, please come out for light refreshments and lots of camaraderie.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBTQIA+ Graduate Student Social
Wednesday, September 13, Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm. Location: 17 Bartlett St, College Avenue Campus
Graduate students in the LGBTQIA+ community are invited to meet and greet with us! Learn more about campus resources for our community and make new friends. Free food is provided. RSVP HERE.
For updates and details, check out our instagram @rusjelgbt. Hosted by Center for Social Justice Education & LGBT Communities
CLAC Graduate Student Social
Tuesday, October 24, Location: Center for Latino Arts and Culture, 172 College Avenue, First Floor Conference Room, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Meet Ghada Endick, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life, and engage in conversation and comradery about surviving and thriving as a Latine in graduate school. Share your graduate school experience, find community and support from fellow Latinx graduate students, and learn about resources to support your graduate student journey
Free food is provided! For more information and RSVP, click HERE. Hosted by the Center for Latino Arts and Culture