Livingston Social Justice Learning Community

Non-Residential Community & Living-Learning Community*

This community is a great opportunity to meet other students, faculty, and staff that are looking to make a change in the world and find solutions to societal inequalities. As a member of this community you will be connected to fellow students who share your social justice interests, build a close community, and forge friendships. You will acquire a greater understanding of social justice movements, contemporary issues, and career options under the mentorship of distinguished faculty and staff.

Programming for this community has included the following:

  • Attend the Volunteer Fair
  • Advance environmental justice
  • Participate in the Scarlet Day of Service
  • Participate in the Alternative Spring Break trip to Philadelphia in Spring of first-year
  • Volunteer at homeless shelter/food pantry
  • Explore inequality of educational opportunities in America
  • Examine food justice and sovereignty

Open to first-year and incoming transfer students affiliated with SAS, SEBS, RBS and MGSA

Participation Requirements
Students will participate in:

  • Events sponsored by the learning community or by the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities
  • Fall:     Intro to Social Justice + Expository Writing or Basic Composition (based on placement)
  • Spring:  Practicing Social Justice (3 credits) + Alternative Spring Break (1.5 credits)

Application Process
There is a two-part process in order to apply for this community:

1. You must complete the Incoming First-Year Student online application.
2. If you are selecting the residential option you MUST register the Livingston Social Justice Learning Community as your first choice on the online housing application on the Enrollment Pathway.

For more information, please contact:

Ghada Endick
Director, Learning Communities
E-mail: rulc@echo.rutgers.edu

Zaneta Rago
Assistant Director, Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities
E-mail: zr42@rci.rutgers.edu 

What Students Are Saying

The Livingston Social Justice Learning Community is perfect for first-year residential, commuter, and transfer students. As a participant, you gain an immediate social circle of other first-year students and transfer students who are dedicated to creating change on campus and in the world.

– Zaneta Rago, Advisor