Campus-Wide Support Services

Additional resources throughout the university include:

Math & Science Learning Center: The Math & Science Learning Center is a unique resource for students in the sciences. It is committed to providing support services for University students and outreach programs for K-12 students. Special to the MSLC are the hands-on interdisciplinary science demonstrations and activities.

Writing Centers: The Writing Centers provide tutoring for students enrolled in Writing Program classes. There are three Writing Centers: the Douglass/Cook Writing Center, located at 135 George Street; the Livingston Writing Center, located in the B-wing of Lucy Stone Hall; and the Plangere Writing Center, located on the third floor of Murray Hall.

School of Engineering's Office of Student Services: The Office of Student Services (OSS) helps students succeed academically, professionally and personally. It fosters the educational, personal and professional development of students while simultaneously working to increase the number of underrepresented populations in the School of Engineering. Programs are designed to recruit, retain, and graduate a diverse population and build awareness of the field of engineering for students, parents, and educators. Doors of the office are always open - students can stop by anytime Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and speak with one of the deans or advisors. If you would like to make an appointment, please call 848-445-2687.

Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences: The Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS) is an academic support unit within the Division of Life Sciences at Rutgers. The goal of ODASIS is to increase the recruitment and academic success of underrepresented students, as well as educationally and economically disadvantaged students, who are interested in pursuing careers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professions. ODASIS intends to improve the percentage of underrepresented students entering the scientific fields by encouraging academic achievement in the sciences through unique and rigorous academic support. By cultivating the number, participation, and success of underrepresented and disadvantaged students who pursue scientific disciplines, ODASIS aims to minimize the achievement gap in professional education as well as create a highly qualified and diverse workforce.

Office of Disability Services: The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides the necessary tools, resources and support for individuals with disabilities to become responsible decision-makers and self-advocates in charge of their own future.

The Learning Centers are proud to be a part of the Office of the Provost. For information about the Office of the Provost and additional campus support services, please see below:

Office of the Provost: The Office of the Provost promotes experiential learning, academic support, and research initiatives for students, and attracting, retaining, and supporting top faculty at all career stages and fostering a collaborative culture of ideation and inquiry where research can flourish.

Aresty Research Center: The center engages students in unique, individual research projects across academic disciplines.  The projects involve inquiry, design, investigation, research, scholarship, discovery, and application. Students have the opportunity to participate in a unique Summer Science Program and are eligible to receive funding for conference and presentations, domestically and abroad. 

Byrne Seminars: These seminars are first-year, high-impact courses that are taught by faculty from all schools. First-year students experience the excitement of original research, new ideas, or theories and methodologies. Students work in small unique classroom settings that allow them to explore a discipline of interest, connect to faculty, and build networks with other students.  Byrne Seminars take field trips, have guest speakers, and conduct hands-on research in faculty labs.

Office of Distinguished Fellowships: This office assists current students and recent graduates at all stages of the competition for major national and international awards. Support begins with helping candidates to identify fellowships for which they qualify, continuing with guiding them through the application process itself, and culminating in preparing those who move forward for interviews. 

Pre-Law Advising: Counseling is provided to students interested in preparing for admission to law school. The expression "pre-law" is used as a way to describe all training, studies, and experience which precede formal law study. A library of law school catalogs and resource materials is available, as are statistics about applications and acceptances to law school. 

RU-1st: Through a network of high-impact programs and community relations, this alliance works to enhance access and support at Rutgers University-New Brunswick for students who self-identify as first-generation. 

Student Access and Educational Equity: These units work collaboratively to decrease the achievement gap of historically underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income students. SAEE provides integrated experiences including summer bridge institutes, student life and academic programming, undergraduate research opportunities, and faculty networking opportunities to enrich the academic experience of students. SAEE serves students from high school through graduate and professional school.

Graduate Educational Opportunity Fund: The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund provides financial assistance and support for a graduate program. The objective of the graduate EOF program is to increase participation in graduate and professional study of New Jersey residents from backgrounds of historical poverty.

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP): This program is designed to increase the quality and number of students from under-represented minority groups who complete undergraduate degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Ronald E. McNair Program: This program serves low-income, first-generation college students, and/or students from a racial or ethnic group historically underrepresented in graduate education. The services provided are designed to prepare its participants with the research and scholarly activities necessary for entry into doctoral studies.

School of Arts and Sciences Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF): As a state funded program, SAS EOF provides financial, academic, personal and professional support services that are essential for success in college to low-income New Jersey residents who show potential and exhibit evidence of academic and/or creative promise, but who lack adequate educational or financial resources for college.

School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF): Focused on access, academic excellence and research, the SEBS Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) cultivates students' capacity to make adaptive changes in their educational development and overcome historic socioeconomic factors that challenge their potential for success.

Student Support Services: As a federally funded program under the U.S. Department of Education, Student Support Services (SSS) aims to increase retention and graduation rates among first-generation and/or income-eligible undergraduate students.  Ultimately, SSS strives to maximize the benefits of a college education, positioning students to graduate and exit Rutgers with the skills, experience, information and connections they need to be successful.

Upward Bound & Upward Bound Math-Science: These pre-college programs are designed to assist and motivate students to successfully graduate from high school, prepare for college admission, and to successfully complete their baccalaureate degree. 

Tyler Clementi Center: Through research and scholarship, best practice guidance, practical tools and interventions, the center assists campus professionals in fostering institutional responsiveness and creating an affirming transition experience for all students entering higher education.

University Career Services: This office is committed to assisting all students - first-year to graduate students - with making connections between their academic experiences and career paths. Career-related counseling, resources, and programs are provided to help individuals clarify academic and career goals, establish career plans, develop job-search skills, and make successful career transitions. Building relationships with alumni, employers and graduate schools optimize internship, job, and career opportunities while creating strategic partnerships with campus departments to assist students in developing and articulating curricular experiences that will ensure they are competitive in their future.   

First-Year Interest Group Seminars: This signature program offers incoming students a unique opportunity to learn about specific topical areas from successful upper-class students, and discover the wide array of resources available to members of the Rutgers community.

University College: The University College (UC) is the hub for adult and nontraditional students, providing a unique environment for academic success at Rutgers. UC responds to the needs of busy adults with jobs, families and other personal responsibilities that may conflict with traditional college experiences. UC provides nontraditional students access to academic resources at Rutgers to promote excellence in undergraduate education.