Law and Political Science Discovery House

Quads-Livingston Campus
The Law and Political Science Discovery House is a self-selected group of first-year students who will enjoy the benefits of sharing common residential and academic experiences while making new friends, exploring common interests, and being a part of a close community of peers. Students will benefit from special programs in the residence hall, and having a peer mentor in residence to provide help in answering all those Rutgers questions. It is a thriving academic and social community that will allow you to engage in programs that will allow you to explore the academic and non-academic involvement opportunities within political science, access to a variety of resources and develop lasting friendships!

Programming for this community in the past has included:

  • Land your dream internship
  • Attending the involvement fair
  • Resume workshops and career panels
  • Study survival tips
  • Successful time management
  • Participate in social events as a community e.g. football games


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

Mandatory Early Move-In and Special Orientation

Students enrolled in the program will get the added advantage/benefit of being able to move in early and participate in a special orientation program on Thursday, August 30, 2018. This will provide first-years the chance to explore the Rutgers campus, get familiar with the bus system, and find their classes in advance.

Participation Requirements

As a participant, you will be:

  • Attending community sponsored events and monthly meetings
  • Co-enrolled in three first-year courses for the fall semester:
    • Law and Politics (Sample Syllabus here PLEASE NOTE: Syllabi and Instructors change over time, so this may not be the exact syllabus or course content that you will take as a future participant.)
    • Expository Writing or Basic Composition (depending on placement)
    • FIGS:  Exploring Law and Political Science

Note:  At your academic planning and advising day, you will be able to choose 2-3 other classes toward your academic interests. This is a perfect balance because it allows you to be both part of a smaller community and have access to all other Rutgers course offerings as well. If you AP out of any of the courses you will not be required to enroll in them and will still be eligible for this program.   

  • Optional courses for the spring semester will be made available for students to consider.

Application Process

More About the Vibrant Livingston Campus!
Students accepted into the community will live in the Quads Residence Halls on the Livingston Campus. The Quads are a residence for first-year students and offer study rooms, laundry facilities, kitchens, house lounges as well as a main lounge. The Quads have lots of green space surrounding them, are adjacent to the Livingston Recreation Center, near Livingston Student Center, Livingston Dining Hall, and walking distance to the Louis Brown Athletic Center (RAC), the Rutgers Cinema, and the recently constructed Livingston Plaza.

For more information, please contact:
Ariel Leget
Assistant Director, Living-Learning Communities and Academic Initiatives
E-mail: rulc@echo.rutgers.edu
Phone:  848-932-4371




What Students Are Saying

This community is a place first-years will come to know as home, surrounded by students who are interested and driven to excel which will propel students forward in terms of building friendships and achieving academic success.

– Sabrina Lee, Peer Mentor