RU first

The RU1st Initiative supports first-generation student success at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, which provides opportunities for students to have a successful personal, professional, academic, and social college experience. The RU1st Initiative is committed to intentional support to help first-generation students successfully graduate.

RU1st provides an opportunity for Rutgers to increase awareness about the experiences of first-generation college students and to share knowledge and best practices for first-generation college student success.

Students gain access to the RU1st transition course, academic advising and support, leadership experiences, and educational opportunity grants.