University Resources

GRADUATE STUDENT LIFE RESOURCE GUIDE

The Graduate Student Welcome Reception and Resource Fair was held on Thursday, 9/14, and had representation from over 25 university departments and 8 affinity and non-academic-based GSOs.  This guide is a helpful "go to" resource for all graduate students to reference for questions and helpful contacts: Download the guide HERE.

UNIVERSITY RESOURCES

Below is a compilation of campus services and resources available to graduate students at Rutgers University.  Please email gradstudentlife@echo.rutgers.edu if you are struggling to get connected to services or unsure of who to speak to concerning non-academic challenges you are facing. 

Office of Disability Services (ODS)

Location: Lucy Stone Hall, Suite A145 (54 Joyce Kilmer Ave, Piscataway), Livingston Campus

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) works to provide reasonable accommodations to graduate students with disabilities.  ODS is located on the Livingston Campus and can be contacted by phone (848-202-3111) or email (dsoffice@echo.rutgers.edu).  To learn more about ODS, visit their website HERE.  Click HERE for more information about specific services available for graduate students. 

ODS accommodates a wide range of conditions including, but not limited to: hearing/vision/mobility conditions, chronic illnesses, learning disabilities, psychological diagnoses (including anxiety and depression), traumatic brain injuries, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Click HERE for more information about disabilities, if you are unsure if you identify as having a disability or if you’d qualify for accommodations, submit an inquiry using THIS form, a member of the ODS staff is more than happy to speak with you!

Student Affairs: Compliance and Title IX

Location: 2 Richardson St, New Brunswick, College Ave Campus

The Office of Compliance and Title IX strives to provide a safe campus environment free from all forms of sex-based discrimination and sexual violence by addressing misconduct and providing education.  The Office of Compliance and Title IX is located on the College Ave Campus and can be contacted by phone (848-932-8200) or email (nbtitleix@rutgers.edu).  The Office of Compliance and Title IX addresses misconduct regarding: sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking and related forms of misconduct.  The Office of Compliance and Title IX also provides reasonable accommodations to students experiencing pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions.  To learn more about the Office of Compliance and Title IX, visit their website HERE.

Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA)

Location: 3 Bartlett St, New Brunswick, College Ave Campus

The Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) is committed to creating a community free of violence by providing services that respond to the impact of interpersonal violence and other crimes.  VPVA offers a variety of confidential and free services to members of the Rutgers community impacted by interpersonal violence or crime, including: counseling, advocacy services, crisis intervention, and education.  VPVA can be contacted by email at vpva@echo.rutgers.edu or 24/7 by phone at their confidential number (848-932-1181).  For more information about VPVA and the services they provide, visit their website HERE.

Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships: Student Basic Needs

Location: 39 Union St, New Brunswick, College Ave Campus

The Office of Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships: Student Basic Needs aims to assist Rutgers Students who are struggling to meet one or more of their basic needs.  Basic Needs include but are not limited to: food, housing, clothing, childcare, mental health, transportation, and financial or other resources.  Student Basic Needs provides a variety of supports and referrals to assist students in ensuring their basic needs are met including: the food and mobile food pantry, an emergency aid fund, and assistance navigating external assistance resources.  To learn more about Student Basic needs and the services they provide, visit their website HERE or follow them on Instagram.

Rutgers Student Food Pantry & Mobile Food Pantry

The Rutgers Student Food Pantry and Mobile Food Pantry is dedicated to helping all Rutgers students in need of food.  Students can visit the Student Food Pantry located in the College Avenue Student Center or visit one of several Mobile Food Pantry locations and receive about one week’s worth of groceries, no questions asked.  Click HERE to view the operating hours and locations of the Rutgers Student Food Pantry and Mobile Food Pantry.

Emergency Aid Fund

The Rutgers Emergency Aid Fund provides RU-New Brunswick students with one-time need-based financial support for unforeseen, unavoidable, and unplanned costs associated with emergencies like accidents, illnesses, fire and water damage, or the need for emergency housing or food.  International and undocumented students are eligible to apply for the Emergency Aid Fund.  Click HERE for more information and to find the application for Emergency Aid.

Rutgers Student Legal Services: Free Professional Legal Advice

Location: Tillett Hall, Room 247 (53 Avenue E, Piscataway, Livingston Campus)

Rutgers University Student Legal Services offers professional legal advice and assistance to eligible Rutgers– New Brunswick students at no cost by attorneys licensed to practice in New Jersey!  Student Legal Services offers legal consultations on various matters including: tenant/landlord disputes, domestic violence, traffic violations, intellectual property, immigration/INS/DACA, civil suits, and more.  They also provide notary services, attorney referrals, community outreach & education, and pre-law advising services.  Click HERE or call 848-932-4529 for more information about the services offered by Rutgers University Student Legal Services.

Interfaith Prayer & Meditation Spaces & Rutgers Affiliated Chaplaincies

A list of all Interfaith prayer and meditation spaces along with all Rutgers affiliated chaplaincies can be found on this WEBSITE.

Off-Campus Living and Community Initiatives & Community Faith Based Supports 

Faith & Spirituality Initiatives –Rev. Katrina Jenkins (Katrina.e.jenkins@rutgers.edu)

Rutgers Chabad - Rutgers Chabad | Your Home Away From Home (wordpress.com)

Rutgers Hillel - Rutgers Hillel Home Page - Jewish Campus Life and Learning

Rutgers Jewish Experience - Home | Rutgers Jewish Xperience | Inspiring, educating, & empowering (rutgersjx.com)

Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers – Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers

Support for International Students: Rutgers Global International Student Scholar Services

Rutgers Global International Student Scholar Services (RU Global ISSS) can be reached by phone at 848-932-7015.  To learn more about RU Global ISSS, visit their website HERE.

Campus Cultural Centers

Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC)
Location: 600 Bartholomew Rd, Piscataway, Busch Campus 
Phone Number: 848-445-3545 
Email: prccrutgers@echo.rutgers.edu

The Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC) was founded in 1969 and is dedicated to serving the Rutgers University Community by offering a wealth of programs, initiatives, and services that reflect the robust history, heritage, and diversity of the African diaspora.  For more information about the PRCC, visit their website HERE.

Center for Latino Arts and Culture (CLAC)
Location: 172 College Ave, New Brunswick, College Ave Campus 
Call: 848-932-1263  
Book an appointment with a CLAC staff member: HERE
The Center for Latino Arts and Culture (CLAC) is dedicated to building a creative space where the Rutgers community can discover and critically discover what it means to be Latino/a in the United States.  For more information about the CLAC, visit their website HERE.

Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE)
Location: 17 Bartlett St, New Brunswick, College Ave Campus 
Call: 848-445-4141 
Email: sje@echo.rutgers.edu
The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE) provides educational and social programs, leadership development, and policy consultation for LGBTQIA and ally students, faculty, staff, and community members.  For more information about SJE, visit their website HERE.

Asian American Cultural Center (AACC)
Location: 49 Joyce Kilmer Ave, Piscataway, Livingston Campus 
Call: 848-445-8043
Email: aacc@rutgers.edu
The Asian American Cultural Center works to foster a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for all students at Rutgers University and community partners by providing programs and initiatives focused on issues relevant to the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) community.  For more information about the AACC, visit their website HERE.

Mental Health & Wellness Resources

Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

CAPS Phone Number: 848-932-7884

24/7 Crisis Text Line: 741-741

CAPS is your university mental health support resource that provides a variety of services including crisis intervention, individual therapy, group therapy, workshops, alcohol and other drug assistance programs, psychiatric care & medication management, and community referrals. For an overview of CAPS services visit their website HERE.

Let's Talk Drop In Counseling Conversations

Free Private and Confidential Drop-In Conversations with licensed mental health professionals. Available in-person, via telehealth or phone. To schedule an appointment, call CAPS at 848-932-7884 and choose menu option 2.  To explore all Let's Talk options available Monday-Friday click HERE.  See below for details on Summer 2024 Let's Talk Sessions with our graduate student focused counselors! 

The Summer 2024 semester days & times for our graduate-focused counselors, Dana and Shan are:
Thursdays 10 am – 11 am with Dana Simons, in person on Busch Campus or Zoom
You can see Dana on Thursdays from 10am to 11am at the the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, Room 240 at 679 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, OR via Zoom.  Appointments are not needed but are recommended, please arrive no later than 10:30am. If you would like to talk to Dana at any other time, call 848-932-7884 and press #2 to leave a message with your name, RUID, and phone number, and she will call you back.
Mondays 2 pm – 3 pm with Shan Reeves, in person on College Avenue Campus or Zoom
Fridays 11 am – 12 pm with Shan Reeves, in person on College Avenue Campus or Zoom
You can see Shan on Mondays 2 PM - 3 PM at 5 Seminary Pl (Honors College), Room E125 or on Zoom, and Fridays 11 AM - 12 PM at 15 Seminary Pl (Academic Building) West Building, Room 5050 or on Zoom.  Sessions are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments can be scheduled.

If these days, times, or formats do not meet your needs, we encourage you to connect with our other Let’s Talk community-based counselors who are located across all five campuses with a variety of availability options. Our counselors are diverse in social, racial, ethnic, gender, age, and sexual identities to meet the diverse needs of our graduate population. To see other Let's Talk options, visit HERE. 

CAPS Therapy Groups

Each semester, CAPS offers a wide range group therapy options that provide a safe environment for members to interact with their peers under the guidance of a licensed, professional therapist.  Group offerings vary each semester and students are encouraged to review the descriptions for the Summer 2024 CAPS group offerings HERE and call CAPS at 848-932-7884 to discuss if a particular group would be a good fit for their individual needs.

Uwill: FREE Immediate-Access to Teletherapy 

Uwill provides free immediate access to teletherapy through an easy-to-use, private, secure, confidential, online platform.  Choose a therapist based on your preferences, including issue, gender, language, and ethnicity.  Select a time that fits your schedule, including day, night, and weekend availability.  Register and book your first session using your Rutgers email HERE.

TogetherAll: FREE Online Support Community

TogetherAll provides FREE peer-to-peer support communities through their app!  Choose your community based on your preferences and interact with peers anonymously.  Find a 24/7 online community with self-help courses and assessments covering topics such as anxiety, sleep, depression, and more.  Licensed and registered mental health practitioners monitor the community to ensure the safety and anonymity of all members.  Click HERE to learn more or join!

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Below is a compilation of additional services and resources provided by areas outside the Division of Student Affairs throughout Rutgers University. For additional student services and resources, you may also visit the Division of Student Affairs, Resources for Student Success, and the Scarlet Hub.

Department of Transportation at Rutgers 
http://parktran.rutgers.edu/

Information Technology Support: electronic communication/services support 
https://its.rutgers.edu/

New Brunswick Parking Authority 
http://www.njnbpa.org/

Office of the Ombudsperson
http://ombuds.rutgers.edu/

Rutgers Parking Pass Portal 
https://ipo.rutgers.edu/dots/parking

Technological Support
https://oit.rutgers.edu/

Temporary Conditions (We also recommend speaking with your Graduate Program Coordinator and/or Academic Dean)
temporaryconditions.rutgers.edu

Rutgers Student Health Insurance is UnitedHealthcare
https://www.uhcsr.com/