Please choose from the list below to find out about the committees that help advance Rutgers by engaging all alumni.


Alumni Leaders Council Committee

This committee serves as the main point of contact between the leaders of individual alumni groups and the RUAA Board.

Experience Required

  • Previous RUAA committee experience
  • Past or current member of the Alumni Leaders Council

Time Commitment

  • One year appointment, with option for reappointment
  • Five to six meetings per year, or more frequently as needed

Volunteer Role

  • Utilize business and volunteer experience to advise on volunteer leadership needs.
  • Ensure that sound policies, practices, and monitoring mechanisms exist for chartering alumni groups, and stewarding existing chartered groups.
  • Review annual volunteer program goals, strategies, changes, and issues, and provide guidance.
  • Assist with planning the annual Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership Conference and Awards, and attend the events.

Alumni Benefits Committee

The committee serves to assess alumni discount providers and royalty-generating alumni benefits programs. 

Time Commitment

  • One year appointment, with option for reappointment
  • One to two meetings per year, or as needed

Volunteer Role

  • Review and recommend royalty-generating alumni programs
  • Make recommendations on life insurance program premium credit
  • Implement the university’s procurement process to develop a request for proposals (with criteria) for royalty benefit programs

Committee on Inclusion and Diversity

This committee will work to engage a diverse alumni base in all RUAA activities. The committee will cultivate engagement through outreach strategies that encompass diverse constituencies defined as (but not limited to): academic, ethnic, geographical, demographic, recent and milestone graduates, and undergraduate and graduate degrees including professional and health science schools.

Time Commitment:

  • One year appointment, with the option for reappointment
  • Three meetings per year, or as needed

Volunteer Role:

  • Build a strategic plan for the committee that addresses the following priorities:
    • Develop and implement strategies to fill leadership roles with diverse alumni talent
    • Bring a variety of perspectives to committee discussions that drive diversity as an integral aspect to all of the RUAA’s goals and practices
    • Educate a diverse population of constituent and university groups about roles and opportunities within the RUAA
    • Use data-driven decision making to recommend strategies to engage students and young alumni with the RUAA in a relevant way

Nominations Committee

This committee is charged with recruiting and identifying volunteer leaders and recommending a slate of future members for the RUAA Board.

Experience Required

  • Previous RUAA volunteer/leadership experience

Time commitment

  • One year appointment
  • One to two meeting per year, or as needed

Volunteer Role

  • Utilize business and volunteer experience to help identify, recruit, and make personal recommendations regarding volunteer leaders for RUAA Board roles.
  • Evaluate and prepare a slate of candidates for the RUAA Board and its officers.
  • Monitor nominations process to ensure fairness and equity, and make recommendations for continuous improvement.

Philanthropy Committee

This committee represents and advises the RUAA in creating a culture of philanthropy at Rutgers.

Experience Required

  • Previous RUAA volunteer/leadership experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting Rutgers through personal philanthropy

Time Commitment

  • One year appointment, with the option for reappointment
  • Three to four meetings per year, or as needed

Volunteer Role

  • Develop a plan to attain 100 percent giving participation within the Alumni Leaders Council, the leadership of the RUAA’s chartered organizations, and RUAA award recipients.
  • Serve as a resource to the Rutgers University Foundation’s Department of Annual Giving and its student philanthropy initiative.
  • Provide feedback on increasing alumni propensity to become donors.
  • Recommend methods to build a culture of philanthropy within all RUAA programs and initiatives.

Awards and Recognition Operational Work Group

This committee is charged with recognizing alumni efforts and accomplishments on behalf of RUAA and the university.

Time Commitment

  • One year appointment, with option for reappointment
  • One meetings per year, or more frequently as needed

Volunteer Role

  • Utilize business and volunteer experience to advise on volunteer recognition, process, and selection of awardees.
  • Ensure that sound policies, practices, and monitoring mechanisms exist for the awardee selection process.
  • Review the past performance of recognition programs and make recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Recommend methods to promote Rutgers recognition events and ensure attendance goals are met.

Grants Review Operational Work Group

This committee will be responsible for reviewing and making decisions on grant applications submitted by RUAA chartered organizations.Learn more about the goals and requirements for the RUAA Grant Program here

Experience Required

  • Previous RUAA volunteer/leadership experience

Time commitment

  • One year appointment, with the option for reappointment
  • Two meeting per year, or as needed

Volunteer Role

  • Review RUAA Grant Program applications; evaluate them for eligibility and alignment with the goals of the RUAA
  • Present on select applications to the rest of the committee and provide recommendations
  • Contribute to final decision-making process regarding which applications will be approved
  • Evaluate the program and make recommendations