Our top priority is the safety of our students. Due to COVID-19, most student service offices will provide virtual resources. Please check with individual department websites for more information and status updates.

Feeling safe is fundamental to student success.  Rutgers University offers 24/7 emergency response services for public safety, medical and psychological concerns, fire, and support for those impacted by interpersonal violence or other crimes.  We recognize that the university is large and complex, and often it is difficult to know which office to call.  If it is an urgent and immediate issue, help is a phone call or text away. 

As member of our academic community, we want each and every student to know the resources for themselves and also to help others for whom there is a concern.  In addition to urgent needs, offices provide options for walk-in or scheduled appointments for advice or counseling services.  If you find yourself needing help navigating college life, an interpersonal issue, or your emotions, or if you are concerned for someone else, check out these resources. We are here for you, so please call and let us know so we can help.  We are committed to your safety, well-being and success. 

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Annual Security and Fire Safety Report | Safety Matters
Public Safety

This information is provided as part of Rutgers' commitment to safety and is in compliance with the federal Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, Public Law 101-542, as amended to the Clery Act of 1998. The RUPD publishes the comprehensive security report known as "Safety Matters" annually as required under the Jeanne Clery Act of 1998.

Child Seat Inspection Station
Public Safety

The RUPD has partnered with the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety (NJDHTS) to provide instruction and guidance to the public. During scheduled times, certified technicians are on hand to assist in ensuring your child safety seat is properly installed.

Cultural Centers

The Cultural Centers at Rutgers are committed to fostering  a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for all students by addressing relevant social and political issues. Together, the Center for Social Justice and LGBTQ Communities, Asian American Cultural Center, Paul Robeson Cultural Center, and Center for Latino Arts and Culture are often referred to as the Cultural Collaborative. In addition to educational and programmatic initiatives, each Center offers support with reporting or processing local, national or global incidents of bias.   

Dean of Students (Office of)
Student Affairs

The Office of the Dean of Students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick provides solutions, services, and support to help students navigate Rutgers University. By focusing on students’ educational, social, and personal development, staff in the Office promote academic success and student retention. The Office serves as a student support network by providing advocacy, problem resolution, and critical incident intervention for those times when additional assistance is needed. To schedule a time to speak to one of our staff, please email deanofstudents@echo.rutgers.edu. The Office of the Dean of Students hosts virtual drop in hours are held Monday - Thursday from 1:30pm - 4:30pm while classes are in session - https://go.rutgers.edu/DOSDropInForm to connect - If an appointment is needed outside of this timeframe, please email deanofstudents@echo.rutgers.edu

Disability Services
Office of Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services provides academic accommodations and ensures access for students with disabilities.  Our team 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 Office of Disability Services at Rutgers works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff in order to provide guidance, support, resources, and academic accommodations to ensure equal opportunity and access. Ultimately, our goal is to spread knowledge and awareness throughout the university and beyond to establish an inclusive community that values diversity, acceptance, and academic achievement.

Educational Opportunity Fund Program
School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program is the largest in New Jersey, serving EOF Scholars in SAS, RBS, MGSA, SMLR, and BSPPP. It is a New Jersey state-legislated program that provides access to higher education for students who demonstrate the potential to succeed in college, and possess a high level of academic motivation. Students qualify for admission on the basis of academic and financial need. EOF Scholars receive a grant that is part of their financial aid package and participate in a range of programs designed to support their success in college, including a pre-college Summer Institute and academic/personal counseling.  

Lost and Found
Public Safety

Any item that is presumed stolen on the New Brunswick campus should be immediately reported to the Rutgers University Police at 732-932-7211. 

Maintenance Request - Residence Hall
Department of Residence Life

The Facilities Unit coordinates custodial and maintenance of the residence halls. If you have a routine issue that needs repair or attention, please submit your request online. For emergencies, please call 848-445-1234.

Need Help? - Crisis Intervention and Advocacy
Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA)

The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) is committed to creating a community free from violence. We provide services designed to raise awareness of and respond to the impact of interpersonal violence and other crimes. Through a combination of crisis intervention, advocacy, and counseling, we provide direct service, education, training, and consulting to the University and broader community. We serve as a critical voice in changing prevailing beliefs and attitudes about violence. To speak with someone immediately call: 848-932-1181 (24/7 call services)

Off-Campus Living Resources
Off-Campus Living & Community Partnerships

Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships is the central resource for students living off-campus. We prepare students for independent living by assisting them with their housing search, including educational workshops focused on lease agreements, tenants rights, legal issues, safety, security and respect. The department interacts with students, parents, property owners, residents, local businesses, and city officials to establish priorities and create student programming that is reflective of community interests and concerns. 

Office of Student Conduct
Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct administers the student disciplinary system at Rutgers - New Brunswick, investigating and adjudicating alleged incidents of student misconduct and academic dishonesty. The office enforces the University Code of Student Conduct, Residence Life conduct policies, the Student Organization Standards of Conduct, and the Academic Integrity Policy.

The Scarlet Honor Council is a team of students committed to upholding community standards and promoting a safe and civil campus environment. The Scarlet Honor Council provides an educational and leadership opportunity for Rutgers students who want to make an impact and encourage other students to have respect for their community and for one another. Contact studentconduct@echo.rutgers.edu for more information.

Personal Preparedness | Emergency Action Plans
Public Safety

The Rutgers Office of Emergency Management (OEM) provides information about communications and basic safety procedures to use in the event of an emergency that threatens public safety. We conduct emergency drills on a regular basis, working together with our counterparts on the municipal and county levels. These procedures are under continual review in order to maintain and enhance our ability to quickly and effectively respond to a public safety emergency. Increase your personal preparedness by viewing the Rutgers Emergency Action Plans.

Police Incident and Motor Vehicle Crash Reports
Public Safety

Police incident and motor vehicle crash reports generally take 5 to 7 business days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays) before they are available to the public. For your convenience we also offer Motor Vehicle Crash reports online.

RAVE Guardian | Text to RUPD
Public Safety

As part of the University's mission to improve safety on campus, the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) is launching Rave Guardian, a free mobile safety app designed to help faculty, staff, students and guests stay connected and access important campus safety resources. The app is available for use by all Rutgers University students, faculty, staff, and guests who are subscribed to the university’s Emergency Notification System (ENS). The app is replacing the current Text-to-RUPD service so all messages sent to 69050 will no longer reach the Rutgers Police Department.

Report a Lost or Stolen ID Card
Public Safety

Lost ID cards will only be returned or replaced if you have an active university status role, i.e., active student record, active employee appointment, or current guest sponsorship.

Residential Care Team (Student Support)
Department of Residence Life

The Rutgers Residential Care Team serves as a resource for all residential students living on any of the five campuses at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. We support students through a variety of creative initiatives, specialized services, outreach, campus partnerships, and housing accommodations. Our unique placement within the department of Residence Life allows us to address concerns specific to living on campus, and to understand that residential experiences can have a profound impact on students’ academic and personal lives. Our goal is to assist students in navigating challenges that arise while they live on campus, and to support students through a successful residential experience.

Rutgers ID Card

Whenever students are on campus, their Rutgers ID Card (RU ID) must be on their person and readily available. Generally, an RU ID provides access to services such as:  

  • Attendance verification  
  • Events  
  • Checkout privileges at Rutgers University libraries  
  • Computer labs and printing services  
  • Recreation centers  
  • Purchased meal plans and debit account options  
  • Assigned housing and other University building access  

 New students* who have uploaded photos on file are provided an Rutgers ID Card prior to their arrival to campus. To obtain a replacement RU ID card, or receive an ID card after uploading photo, please visit https://ipo.rutgers.edu/publicsafety/id-location.  * International students and some graduate students will receive their Rutgers ID Card upon arriving to campus.  

Should your RU ID card contain an error, please contact the RU Express and Board Plan Office at 848.932.8041 or idcards@dining.rutgers.edu for further instructions. Please report lost RU ID Card to Identity and Access Management at iam@ipo.rutgers.edu.


Rutgers Police Crime Reporting System
Rutgers University Police Department

The Rutgers Internet Police Reporting System will allow you to submit a crime or incident report immediately for review.  Our goal is to provide you with an easy to use tool for the reporting of incidents to the Rutgers University Police Department. The process is quick and easy - simply fill out the forms and review the information for accuracy. Please do not use this to report emergencies. Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies.

Rutgers Student Food Pantry
Off-Campus Living & Community Partnerships

The Rutgers Student Food Pantry is one of over 20 food pantries in New Brunswick, exclusively serving Rutgers students. It is located in room 115 at the College Ave Student Center (126 College Ave) and as a campus mobile food pantry at various locations throughout campus. The pantry carries non-perishable items, toiletries, and seasonal produce. Students just need to show their Rutgers ID to use the pantry. Find more information here and follow our social media for updated information. Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RUFoodPantry/ Instagram:  @RUFoodPantry

Rutgers Student Legal Services
The Office of Student Legal Services

All students - graduate, undergraduate, full-time, or part time - attending Rutgers - New Brunswick or RBHS are entitled to free legal advice, assistance, and referrals. This regards any legal issue, no matter when it happened, where it happened, or who was involved. All in-house consultations are free and with New Jersey licensed, practicing attorneys. All consultations are strictly confidential with full attorney-client privilege. Students can also be referred to attorneys for a reduced fee or free services from the Approved Referral Program administered jointly with the Middlesex County Bar Association. Other services include Notary, Educational Outreach, and Pre-Law Advice. Consultations by appointment only. No legal advice given over the phone. Not available to full-time employees.

Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA)
Student Centers and Activities

Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) is the governing body for undergraduate students at the New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses. RUSA advocates on behalf of student concerns regarding official policies and priorities, provides a forum for the open expression of student ideas, and allocates student fee funding to over 400 student organizations through the RUSA Allocations Board. Goals include amplifying student voices, bridging communities to establish productive lines of communication, and engaging students to take an active role in issues within their communities. The Student Assembly meets Thursdays and RUSA Allocations meets Monday evenings. Rutgers University-New Brunswick has several other students governing councils that represent their specific academic school and program. These are the Douglass Governing Council, Engineering Governing Council , Mason Gross Student Government Association, Pharmacy Governing Council, Rutgers Business Governing Association, and the SEBS Governing Council.

Safety Escorts
Public Safety

Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) provides escorts to students, faculty, and staff upon request. The escorts, primarily walking, provide our community with personalized service to their vehicles, campus residence, or the University's mass transit system. To view mass transit hours, please visit the Rutgers Department of Transportation.

Share a Concern
Public Safety

Rutgers is a community that cares. We DO SOMETHING when we are concerned about one of our community members. We understand that there are times when a student’s journey of learning and growth may become rough along the way. These rough points may be personal, emotional, psychological, academic, substance use or other types of challenges that may interfere with their ability to succeed and thrive at the university. There are times when people may observe a behavior and feel concerned. These concerns may be part of a larger story for a student facing challenges. Thus, it is important to Do Something and share your concerns so that the student can get assistance as soon as possible before the issues grow too large.

Sign Up for Emergency Text Notifications
Public Safety

Emergency Notification System (ENS) is used at Rutgers University to send emergency text messages to alert subscribed users on their cell phones during situations of emergency as deemed by Public Safety. Periodically, ENS alerts are also sent out for the purposes of system test.

Social Justice Education & LGBTQIA+ Resources
Center for Social Justice Education & LGBT Communities (SJE)

Vision: We envision a Rutgers University where people of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included in the community, and where equitable treatment and outcomes prevail. Mission: SJE promotes a supportive environment for students of all backgrounds, with a focus on gender and sexuality, while promoting both social and educational opportunities for leadership, identity, and social justice advocacy development. With a critical understanding of multiple identities and connected systems of oppression, SJE works collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community members to develop relevant initiatives and policies that center on diversity, inclusion, and intersections of identity. https://youtu.be/0vgvRR7fENk 

Title IX Concerns
Office of Student Affairs Compliance & Title IX

The Office of Student Affairs Compliance & Title IX strives to provide a safe campus environment free from all forms of sex discrimination. We accomplish our mission through a collaborative approach that primarily focuses on addressing reported misconduct and providing education to the Rutgers community. We are committed to facilitating equitable response and resolution to all reported incidents of sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, and related misconduct among students.  We are also proud to provide awareness of Title IX by offering trainings, education, and other outreach efforts to the Rutgers community. Any student who experiences sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, or relationship violence is encouraged to report incidents to the Title IX Office, and to seek support from the confidential resources available on our campus and in the local community.

Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance
Student Affairs

The Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance offers counseling and advocacy services, educational programming, and training, consultation and policy development services to all members of the University community. Our programs  and services are designed to promote ways of coping with the effects of interpersonal violence and to prevent such violence from occurring.