The Rutgers School of Public Health has several student organizations that promote shared interests and provide opportunities for students to connect with their peers, faculty, staff, other groups, and organizations!
Black Public Health Student Alliance
The Black Public Health Student Alliance (BPHSA) is a student-led organization whose mission is to create a supportive network for SPH students who self-identify as Black (e.g., African, African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latino, etc.) and serves as a safe space for all students to address the impacts and implications of anti-Blackness, discrimination, and other systems of oppression as they relate to public health.
Doctoral Public Health Student Association
The Doctoral Public Health Student Association (DPHSA) serves the needs of all doctoral students at the School of Public Health by advocating on their behalf to School administration, fostering collaboration within research and academic interests, supporting mentorship opportunities, and provide organizing social events for doctoral students within the Public Health programs at the Rutgers School of Public Health and Rutgers School of Graduate Studies.
Healthcare Management Student Association
Healthcare Management Student Association (HMSA) is a student organization open to everybody interested in learning more about healthcare management. HMSA allows students with similar interests to come together to explore the different opportunities within healthcare management through interacting with professionals within the field, Rutgers alumni, and partnering with other Rutgers student organizations. HMSA also aids in the development of professional skills that are beneficial for pursuing this career path.
Multi-Cultural Student Organization
The Multi-Cultural Student Organization (MSO) aims to create a space where students from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds can feel supported, represented, and uplifted. The MSO coordinates mentorship and educational opportunities to help students network, advocate for themselves, and learn to address diversity issues in public health settings.
Stonewall Alliance for Health
The Rutgers School of Public Health’s Stonewall Alliance for Health develops a community for students who identify as LGBTQ+ or are interested in LGBTQ+ health topics. This organization promotes inclusivity and better prepares students to address complex health problems within LGBTQ+ populations through educational, service, and leadership initiatives.
Student Government Association
The Rutgers School of Public Health’s Student Government Association promotes a positive student experience, provides a cohesive community, develops leadership opportunities, and advocates for student needs.
Volunteer Opportunities in Community Engaged Service (V.O.I.C.E.S.) provides students with the opportunities to gain practical public health experience, interact with fellow students that share similar interests, and incorporate social responsibility into their academic experience. This student group encourages students to reach out to their community by organizing and participating in volunteer community service projects with a public health focus.
Starting a New Student Organization
Rutgers School of Public Health students can propose to start a new organization utilizing the New Student Organization Application if they believe the student population would benefit from a student organization or service representing a different mission than what is already offered. Students should also discuss their proposal with a faculty/staff member at the School, who can serve as the advisor for this organization.
Contact the Office for Student Services and Alumni Affairs
To learn more about how to start a new student organization and discuss the organization further, students can contact us directly.