Each year, on November 11, we commemorate Veterans Day in tribute to the men and women who have served the United States in the armed forces. Across our “beloved community,” we take pride in the dedicated service of those who have served in uniform, some of them still on active duty.
Being part of a community means actively engaging the unique perspectives of our many members on their own terms and through their own voices. The following programs, resources, and involvement opportunities represent only a portion of what Rutgers has to offer as a beloved community and is not intended to be an exhaustive list. It’s all part of the university’s commitment to have students, alumni, faculty, staff, and partners work together to embody, reflect, and respect the complexities of all our parts.
Connect with Rutgers alumni, expand your social and professional networks, or offer advice to students by getting involved with an alumni group that is meaningful to you.
Program: Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services
The Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services at Rutgers works to provide an inclusive and supportive environment for military-affiliated community members. It is dedicated to facilitating a smooth transition through a wide range of programming and services that address academic needs, promote well-being and equity, and enhance the professional development of Rutgers’ military-affiliated population.
Facebook: Veteran Alumni Rutgers University (VARU)
The purpose and mission of Veteran Alumni Rutgers University is to maintain a robust network of veteran alumni to further esprit de corps, mentoring, and peer support, and to leverage the resources of the Rutgers community to promote and expand VARU’s reach and impact. The group is private; to join, visit their homepage.
Military-Affiliated Career Community
The Military-Affiliated Career Community helps students and alumni recognize how their military experience and skills translate to the world of work. Topics include developing an effective résumé, confidently speaking about transferable military skills in interviews, enhancing networking skills with alumni and industry connections, and navigating the internship and job search process. Rutgers alumni, veterans or not, can assist in this mission by providing industry connections, guidance, and project or job postings. The community also offers access to workshops, events, and advisers to help military-affiliated students achieve their postgraduation goals.
Rutgers–Camden Office of Military and Veterans Affairs
Rutgers–Camden’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs assists veterans in their transition to academic life. The office has established a Veterans Affairs Council and partners with many staff on campus who are aware of and ready to assist military-affiliated students to help them succeed at Rutgers–Camden and beyond.
Rutgers–Newark Veteran Affairs
Rutgers–Newark’s Office of Veteran Affairs provides services to military service members, veterans, and their dependents. Rutgers is accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and many of the office’s services are related to the use of education benefits. Visit Resources for Student Veterans.
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This resource guide is part of the Diversity Matters Series, which seeks to openly explore different perspectives by thoughtfully recognizing the beauty of individual differences as honored through a collective experience rooted in acknowledgement, understanding, and celebration.