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Rutgers University-Newark

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
195 University Ave
Newark, New Jersey 07102
(973) 353-1766
School Information
"Rutgers University-Newark is the direct descendant of a small collection of Newark colleges, established in the early 1900s, that ultimately merged into the University of Newark. It was the University of Newark that merged with Rutgers in 1946 to create Rutgers University-Newark." (Source: The university now has 673 full-time faculty, 894 full-and part-time staff, and a global alumni network of 530,000+. Rutgers-Newark enrolls 13,231 students, has 6 schools and colleges, 40+ undergraduate majors, and 100+ student clubs and organizations. (Source:
General Information
No Critical Race Training sessions are required of students yet. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

  • The Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Center at Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N) is one of 28 national, comprehensive, and community-based initiatives developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) with initial funding from the W. K. Kellogg, Newman’s Own, and Papa John’s Foundations. The goal of the TRHT Center is to “jettison the myth of a belief in a hierarchy of human value”. In recognition of the 7th Annual National Day of Racial Healing, TRHT hosted from January 16-24, 2023 in-person and virtual community events, workshops, class and panel discussions, arts performances/exhibitions, and racial healing circles to "discuss, reflect, experience, and imagine a society of community and belonging." The theme is "Redefining and Rebuilding Community".
  • The RBHS Anti-Racism Initiative was launched in Fall 2020 and the goal of the initiative is to ensure that the university is "actively anti-racist" in all its people-related practices, in its classrooms, clinical settings, and throughout its workplace. There are four anti-racism task force workgroups: the climate survey workgroup; conversations on racism workshop; education, competency, and curricula workgroup; and training/certificate programs workgroup.
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Rutgers offers support for various identity-based programs, clubs, services, and centers. One of its initiatives was to extend the RU–N diversity strategic plan, “Where Opportunity Meets Excellence."
Symbolic Actions
  • Rutgers is a self-declared "social justice champion." In its statement, the school says it is not an “ivory tower,” but is an "anchor institution", where it dissolves traditional boundaries between academia and the urban centers where many universities are located. It says its immersion in and contribution to Newark’s civic, cultural and economic life aids in its social justice work.
Last updated June 7th, 2023
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