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!
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 will serve 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. Contact the Rutgers School of Public Health’s Black Public Health Student Alliance to learn more about getting involved!
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 from themselves, and learn to address diversity issues in public health settings.
The Rutgers School of Public Health’s Stonewall Alliance for Health intends to develop a community for students who identify as LGBTQ+ or are interested in LGBTQ+ Health topics. This organization promotes inclusivity and better prepares students address complex health problems within LGBTQ+ populations through educational, service, and leadership initiatives.
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.) strives to allow students to gain practical public health experience, interact with other students of 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.
Rutgers School of Public Health students can propose to start a new organization at the School if they feel that they would benefit from a student organization or service representing a different mission than what is already offered. To submit a proposal, students should complete the New Student Organization Application. requesting information about the proposed organization’s mission and goals. Students should also discuss their proposal with a faculty/staff member at the School, who can serve as the advisor for this organization.