The Honors College is dedicated to preparing student leaders who will help make the world better by creating a community where intellectual curiosity, hands-on collaboration, diversity, and giving back are central to our philosophy.
Honors College Programs
A number of Honors College programs occur which will be continued throughout our students’ college experience, including:
Honors College Welcome Days
A multi-day, early arrival experience for Honors College students to participate in academic and social activities
Coffeehouses are monthly opportunities for student performers to showcase their talents and practice their skills.
A community service page with volunteer opportunities for Honors College students to engage meaningfully with their communities and a form to log service hours.
Class of 1970 Series
An educational series on behalf of the Class of 1970, during which students will engage with renowned faculty and speakers in an interdisciplinary discussion on the multiple facets of popular science fiction.
Honors College Student Initiatives
Honors College Initiatives are student-run programs supported by the Honors College.
Sophomore Success Challenge
The Sophomore Success Challenge complements the mission of the Honors College by specifically targeting the needs of second year students.
Student Leadership Opportunities
The Honors College provides several student leadership opportunities available for current students, including but not limited to:
Ambassadors is a student team dedicated to working with prospective students and families.
Community Liaisons live and serve alongside their peers by developing and executing programs designed to promote academic excellence, service learning, social justice/diversity, global awareness, leadership, and collaboration.
Diversity Peer Educators
Diversity Peer Educators engage in a semester long training on topics and issues related to social justice education and theories.
Mentors in Residence
Mentors in Residence are student leaders in residence who provide mentoring and programming support for the Honors College.
Resident Assistants are current undergraduate student leaders who work and live in the various residence halls across the Rutgers—New Brunswick campus.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the largest on-campus organization at Rutgers University and the largest organization of its kind in the country. Each residence hall has an RHA that is comprised of current residents who take on leadership roles to be the voice of the building’s residential population.
Student Advisory Board
Student Advisory Board is a student leadership group dedicated to supporting Honors College programs and new initiatives.