The Rutgers University - New Brunswick Office of the Dean of Students – Advocacy, Outreach and Support provides advocacy, connections to campus resources, and assistance for temporary conditions as well as challenges due to health, financial, personal, family or other confidential matters.


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Absence and Verification Notices

Most courses have an attendance policy outlined on the syllabus, and this may reference excused or unexcused absences.  For students who have extended absences due to a medical or private matter, our office can provide written communication to a faculty member to verify the extenuating circumstances.


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Bias Incident Reporting & Response

At Rutgers, we strive to create a beloved community that is welcoming, inclusive and supportive of all students’ academic pursuits. Experiencing or witnessing an instance of bias can be impactful – personally and academically. In addition to being responsive to incidents, our office and the Bias and Education Committee provides support to those directly affected as well as educational interventions to help community members learn and heal.



Case Management and Community Concern Reporting & Response

Case Management and Community Concern Reporting & Response are integrated services to foster a safe campus environment by coordinating prevention, intervention, and support efforts across campus.



Student Support & Referral

Throughout the college years , undergraduate and graduate students can experience unexpected challenges – financial, social, personal, medical, and emotional /psychological – and these challenges can impact academic performance, time to graduation, finances and post-graduate plans. We help students navigate unexpected challenges and find the strategies, resources, and solutions to achieve their goals.


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Support for Undocumented Students

We offer a dedicated staff member for advocacy, resource referral, and social programming for Undocumented Students, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipients and Temporary Protective status recipients.

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Temporary Conditions

A temporary condition can be an injury or illness that causes unforeseen barriers impacting your academics and overall Rutgers experience. These barriers can come in the form of difficulty writing, walking long distances, and more. Our goal is to facilitate access to classes and services if you run into challenges navigating this process.