Rutgers is a large institution, and too often high-potential students struggle to connect with the resources, communities, and support networks that could help them succeed. The Office of the Provost–New Brunswick supports students from across the university, providing guidance and services to an incredibly diverse student body. Our departments ensure that all students, regardless of their backgrounds, have access to the resources they need to transition into college smoothly and to overcome academic challenges. Additionally, the Office of the Provost is committed to innovation in undergraduate education both in and beyond the classroom and creates physical spaces and programs to support leading-edge trends in teaching and learning.
- Rutgers Learning Centers: We provide free academic support to students both in and out of the classroom. We also provide resources for academic support, create student leadership opportunities, and work with faculty to create an optimal student learning experience.
- Pre-Law Advising: We counsel students interested in preparing for admission to law school. We use the expression "pre-law" as a way to describe all training, studies, and experience which precede formal law study.
Research and Academic Programs
- Aresty Research Center: Our center assists students in learning about the process of research, identifying faculty mentors or projects, defining goals, seeking funding for a project, and presenting their findings to the university and the general public.
- Byrne Seminars: Our one-credit seminars offer first-year students the chance to experience the excitement of original research as faculty members share their curiosity, their intellectual passion, and how they develop new ideas and fields of knowledge.
- Office of Distinguished Fellowships: Our services assist students in all stages of the application process for distinguished national fellowships and awards and provide support and guidance through the application and interview process.
- Phi Beta Kappa: Each year, the most outstanding juniors and seniors across the university are nominated to join Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious liberal arts honor society.