RU-1st Alliance

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RU1st Initiative provides opportunities for students to have a successful personal, professional, academic and social college experience. RU1st charges schools, academic departments and administrative units with developing initiatives that achieve the overall mission of access and equity by providing a network of information and resources to students that are first-generation, low-income, or underrepresented (or a combination of all three). Coordinated by the Office of Student Access & Educational Equity (SAEE) in the Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) the RU1st Initiative provides an opportunity for Rutgers University–New Brunswick to increase awareness about the experiences of first-generation college students and to share knowledge and best practices for first-generation college student success.

The RU1st Alliance is a cross-functional group of faculty and staff administrators who meet regularly to engage in collaborations that assist in the retention and graduation of first-generation students.