Incoming First year & Transfer Students

To be accepted into the program, new  first year students or transfer students will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be a new first year or transfer student (0-29 units) admitted during the Fall semester
  • Attend the Rutgers University-Newark campus


  • Participate in bi-weekly workshops during Monday’s free period
  • Maintain weekly contacts with assigned mentors during the academic year
  • Participate in LGBTQ & intercultural Resources Center events/programs
  • Motivated to become a leader in the Rutgers Campus Community
  • Engage with both campus and Newark.


  • Peer mentor support during a student first two academic year
  • Receive academic and financial aid guidance
  • Networking with a faculty and alumni mentor
  • Connections to campus resources
  • Strong Support Networks
  • Co-curricular activities
  • Aid with developing resumes and cover letters
  • Assistance with originating graduate school applications
  • Assistance with identifying studying abroad and internships opportunities
  • Support in identifying and applying for post-graduation career opportunities