Rutgers has more than 460,000 living alumni in all 50 states and more than 120 foreign countries. As graduates of Rutgers’ many schools and programs, our alumni have achieved success and distinction in every area of society. Their collective achievements are a source of infinite pride and distinction to the university, and Rutgers relies on the support of its alumni in many different ways.
Contributions from alumni have a positive impact on the entire academic community. The generous support of our alumni allows Rutgers to maintain its position as a top-tier public research university while also striving to establish new and exciting research and initiatives. Contributions from alumni also help the university provide vital financial aid and scholarships for students, many of whom continue a tradition of being first-generation college students. Although Rutgers is a state school, state support and student tuition and fees cover less than two-thirds of the cost of a Rutgers education, so the generosity of alumni is truly essential for each and every student.
Your support, grouped with that of other Rutgers graduates, has an exponential impact on the life of the university, and there are limitless ways to support Rutgers. Did you receive a scholarship while you were a student? Consider making a gift toward a scholarship fund of your choice. Did you have a memorable student life experience as an undergraduate? There are a number of dean's excellence funds at schools and units that could use your support. Perhaps you appreciate Rutgers’ many successful athletic programs or wish to help the university libraries and museums continue to grow with each new generation of students that passes through their doors. Rutgers is home to some of the most cutting-edge research in dozens of fields, and alumni support is one way to ensure that the university’s efforts to discover new knowledge and improve human life can continue well into the future.
However you choose to support Rutgers, thank you for staying involved with your alma mater and for contributing to Rutgers’ future as a leader in public higher education.
Who We Are
The Alumni Relations team is a group of professionals who work on all three Rutgers campuses to provide support and leadership for alumni activities and the Rutgers University Alumni Association.
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