Learning Communities

Rutgers-Newark is offering students the opportunity to be part of one of our "Learning Communities." A learning community is a group of students with common academic interests who enjoy the benefits of sharing academic and co-curricular experiences while making new friends and being a part of a close community of peers. Collaboratively led by a select group of faculty and professional staff, a learning community provides students with a small, focused, and highly supportive college environment, possibilities for leadership on and off campus, and a myriad of mentoring and networking opportunities supporting the students' academic achievement, personal interests, and career goals. If you are dedicated to making your experience at Rutgers University-Newark both academically and socially rewarding, learning communities are the perfect place to begin that journey!

Social Justice

The Social Justice Learning Community is designed for first-year students who have an interest in community engagement, social equity, and issues of justice and injustice. The learning community assists students in their transition from high school to college by enabling them to share common first-year courses such as English Composition, Introduction to Sociology, American National Government, and Social Justice and Social Policy, while receiving academic and personal advisement.

Please Note: Students who are accepted to the Social Justice learning community will be required to attend the overnight orientation on July 7 and 8, 2015 (special accommodations can be made for those students who cannot stay overnight). During orientation, students will have the opportunity to learn about activities and mentors that have been specifically chosen for the learning community.

The Social Justice learning community is a collaboration between the Newark College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Criminal Justice, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.  Dr. Lindsey McDougal will be teaching one of the foundation courses for the learning community.  For more information on Social Justice learning community, please contact Dr. Bil Leipold at bil.leipold@Rutgers.edu

How to apply:
To apply for the Social Justice Learning community, new first year students will need to provide their non-refundable acceptance fee at Your Rutgers Status.  After students have provided the deposit to enroll at Rutgers University - Newark, students will need to log into the Enrollment Pathway- this is an online resource to complete the necessary steps for placement testing, course registration, housing and dining, financial aid, billing, final transcripts and other aspects of your enrollment.  Within the pathway, students will find information on the Social Justice Learning Community and the application. Students will need to complete the application and submit the completed application by no later than June 20, 2015.  You can also download the application here.

 

Health

The Health Professions Learning Community is designed for first-year students who have an interest in one of the health fields (i.e. medicine, dentistry, and optometry).  The learning community assists students in their transition from high school to college by enabling them to share common first-year courses such as English Composition and General Chemistry, while receiving academic and personal advisement that guides students interested in health professions. Additionally, extra-curricular experiences specific to the health profession interest are provided.

For more information on the Health Professions learning community, please contact Sofia Pinto-Figueroa at sopinto@rutgers.edu.

Please Note: Students who are accepted to the Health Professions learning community will be required to attend a special registration session onWednesday, June 3rd from 8:30am-Noon.  During this session, students will have the opportunity to learn more about the learning community as well as their fall schedule.

Business

The Rutgers Business School learning community provides focused learning and support services based on business majors that include Accounting, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. Members of this community will take two introductory business courses together during the first semester. For more information on the Business learning community, please contact Aaron Gibbs at algibbs@business.rutgers.edu