DISCLOSURES

Academic Programs

 

Cost of Attending - Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick

Credit Hour Policy

Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act

Drug Violation Penalties

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Financial Aid

Fire Safety

Graduation Rates

Institutional and Specialized Accreditation

Institutional Refund Policy

Licensure

NJ College Student and Parent Consumer Information Act

Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment

Post-Graduate Placement Information

Public Safety Information

Services for Students with Disabilities

Teacher Preparation Program Pass Rates

Title IV Cohort Default Rates

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Transfer of Credit Policies

Vaccine Policies

Voter Registration

Withdrawal from Institution - Undergraduate and Graduate

 



 

 

Academic Programs

 

Information concerning the university’s current degree programs and other educational programs, the instructional, laboratory, and other physical facilities which relate to academic programs, and the institution’s faculty and other instructional personnel is available in the Rutgers catalogs. Institutional plans for improving academic programs include activities of the Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research , which provides resources and information on the improvement of teaching; provides resources and assistance in the use and development of teaching assessment methods; provides resources and assistance in the use and development of learning outcome assessment; and conducts research on new methods of teaching, learning and assessment practices and disseminates the results throughout the university.

 

 



 

 

Cost of Attending - Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick

 

The following links to College Navigator provide information concerning the estimated total cost of attending Rutgers as an undergraduate student:

Rutgers University - Camden
Rutgers University - Newark
Rutgers University - New Brunswick

The cost estimates on College Navigator include: tuition and fees charged to full-time and part-time students; estimates of costs for necessary books and supplies; estimates of typical charges for room and board; and estimates of transportation and other costs for students.

In addition, the Rutgers student accounting website provides detailed, university-wide information on tuition, fee, and room/board charges for the current academic year, and the Rutgers financial aid website offers a net price calculator to estimate the difference between “sticker price” and actual charges for prospective Rutgers students after financial aid is considered.

 

 



 

 

Credit Hour Policy

 

Rutgers University has policies approved by its Board of Governors that speak to the issue of credit hour assignment.  These include the preamble to the  Academic Regulations Controlling the Educational Divisions of the University (Rutgers Policy #10.2.1) and the  Units of Credit (Rutgers Policy #10.2.4) policies.  The latter defines course credit as the "academic currency" of the university that is to be used by all schools and colleges.  It delegates the authority for determining course credit by the "college, school, or Faculty authorizing the course."


Related university policies that guide the use of credit assignment include:
Student Scholastic Standing and Graduation (Rutgers Policy #10.2.5)
Course Attendance (Rutgers Policy #10.2.7)
Maximum and Minimum Loads (Rutgers Policy 10.2.8)


The determination of course credit within each school or college of the university is informed by New Jersey Administrative Code Title 9A (see Sub-Chapter 1:9A:1-1.2 and Sub-Chapter 2: 9A:1-2.1 a -e).


Credit hour decisions for online and hybrid courses and other alternative format courses are also governed by the tenured and tenure-track full time faculty within the colleges and schools of the university, in conformity with standard accepted practice in higher education. Each school has its own procedures for how this is accomplished, depending upon size of school and the concomitant faculty, as well as tradition. In some instances, for example, within the largest academic unit at Rutgers, the School of Arts and Sciences, online and hybrid courses proceed through a formal faculty process that begins by review and recommendation from a curriculum committee and then a faculty vote on course approval. At the Graduate School-New Brunswick, these courses and complete degree programs are vetted by faculty committee and then approved by the graduate faculty.


Policies in the Rutgers University Policy Library are maintained and regularly updated/amended according to Rutgers Policy: Formulation and Issuance of University Policies.


The faculties at Rutgers have primacy in setting the policies and procedures of credit hours for their respective schools and units.  Through each school’s faculty, Rutgers has a clear and sustainable process for creating courses and deciding how many credits they will carry.  Each school has its own set of bylaws that grant power to standing faculty entities, usually a faculty curriculum committee, which includes an ongoing process of review and assessment of assigned credit hours.  Illustrative examples of this activity within the colleges and schools of the university include the School of Arts and SciencesSchool of Communication and Information, Graduate School-New Brunswick (see page 3 section 2.7), School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Newark School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Management and Labor Relations.

 

 



 

 

Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act

 

See Rutgers University Drug and Alcohol Policy. Information on health risks associated with alcohol and information about the university’s drug and alcohol programs is available at University Health Services. University standards of conduct related to drug and alcohol possession are set forth in the University Code of Student Conduct.

 

 



 

 

Drug Violation Penalties

 

Upon enrollment each student receives a separate written notice of the penalties for drug violations. Any student who loses federal student aid eligibility due to drug violations receives written notice that describes the ways the student can regain eligibility: http://studentaid.rutgers.edu/drug.aspx.

 

 



 

 

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act

 

In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, Rutgers provides information on men's and women's athletic programs, including the number of participants by gender for each varsity team, operating expenses, recruiting expenditures, athletically related student aid, and revenues. The first report was issued October 1996, with annual updates thereafter. The reports through 2008 are available at the reference desks of the main branches of the university library system (Alexander Library, Library of Science and Medicine, Robeson Library, and Dana Library), and at the intercollegiate athletics office of each campus. The reports for 2009 and later are below, and all reports can be found on the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education Equity in Athletics Disclosure website.

 

Rutgers University – Camden, 2017 EADA Report
Rutgers University – Newark, 2017 EADA Report
Rutgers University – New Brunswick, 2017 EADA Report

 

Rutgers University – Camden, 2016 EADA Report

Rutgers University – Newark, 2016 EADA Report

Rutgers University – New Brunswick, 2016 EADA Report

 

Rutgers University – Camden, 2015 EADA Report

Rutgers University – Newark, 2015 EADA Report

Rutgers University – New Brunswick, 2015 EADA Report

 

Rutgers University – Camden, 2014 EADA Report

Rutgers University – Newark, 2014 EADA Report

Rutgers University – New Brunswick, 2014 EADA Report

 

Rutgers University – Camden, 2013 EADA Report

Rutgers University – Newark, 2013 EADA Report

Rutgers University – New Brunswick, 2013 EADA Report

 

Rutgers University – Camden, 2012 EADA Report

Rutgers University – Newark, 2012 EADA Report

Rutgers University – New Brunswick, 2012 EADA Report

 

Rutgers University – Camden, 2011 EADA Report

Rutgers University – Newark, 2011 EADA Report

Rutgers University – New Brunswick, 2011 EADA Report

 

Rutgers University – Camden, 2010 EADA Report

Rutgers University – Newark, 2010 EADA Report

Rutgers University – New Brunswick, 2010 EADA Report

 

Rutgers University – Camden, 2009 EADA Report

Rutgers University – Newark, 2009 EADA Report

Rutgers University – New Brunswick, 2009 EADA Report

 

 



 

 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA") is a federal law that gives students in higher education various rights with respect to their education records. Rights afforded to you under FERPA include the right to inspect and review your education records, the right to request amendment of records you believe are inaccurate or misleading and the right to prevent disclosure of information from your education records without your prior consent, subject to some specific exceptions.


University Ethics and Compliance publishes an annual notice about your rights under FERPA.


FERPA permits disclosure of  "directory information" such as name, phone number, address and e-mail address without your prior consent unless you specifically request that it be kept confidential. More information on directory information.


If you have questions about your rights under FERPA, you may contact Miranda Alfonso-Williams, Director of Privacy. (732-235-5762) or rucomply@rutgers.edu.

 

 



 

 

Financial Aid

 

Provided at the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) web site or at related sites linked to the OFA web site, is information on: need-based and non-need-based federal financial aid available to students; need-based and non-need-based state and institutional financial aid available to students; how students apply for aid and how eligibility is determined; how and when financial aid is disbursed; the rights and responsibilities of students receiving aid; the terms and conditions of student employment included in the financial aid package; the terms and conditions of guaranteed, direct, and Perkins loans; the terms of, schedules for, and the necessity of loan repayment and required loan exit counseling; the terms and conditions under which students receiving federal education loans may obtain deferments for certain volunteer service; the Rutgers University Satisfactory Academic Progress policy; the availability of financial aid for study abroad programs; the availability of the Federal Student Loan Ombudsman; an estimate of the cost of attending Rutgers University; the treatment of federal financial aid in cases of total withdrawal; and who to contact with questions regarding financial aid.

 

 



 

 

Fire Safety

 

An annual fire safety report includes statistics regarding the number/causes of all fires in on-campus housing facilities, number of fire injuries and deaths, and value of property damage. The report also includes information concerning each on-campus student housing fire safety system, the number of regular mandatory fire drills, fire safety policies and education programs, and plans for any needed fire safety improvements. This report is available here.

 

 



 

 

Graduation Rates

 

The IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey is an annual report of graduation rates of the university’s degree-seeking, full-time undergraduate students by gender and race/ethnicity, and by sport for those who received athletically related student aid.  Graduation rates of degree-seeking, full-time undergraduate students are available here


Six year graduation rates by various student characteristics including financial aid status are provided:

Universitywide

Rutgers University - Camden

Rutgers University - Newark

Rutgers University - New Brunswick


Graduation rates of those who received athletically related student aid are available here.

More information on the academic performance of Division 1 student athletes at Rutgers – New Brunswick can be found here.

 

 



 

 

Institutional and Specialized Accreditation

 

Rutgers University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. That accreditation was reaffirmed in 2013 following a Periodic Review Report. Documents describing the institution’s accreditation may be downloaded from the university web site or reviewed during regular office hours by contacting the Office of Institutional Research and Academic Planning, Geology Hall, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 85 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1281 (848-932-7956). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education web site includes information on how to file a complaint regarding an accredited institution.

Certain programs at Rutgers are subject to specialized accreditation.  The following associations and agencies, recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education (USDE), accredit or approve university programs: ABET (CHEA); Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (USDE); Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (USDE); Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (CHEA/USDE); Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (CHEA); American Library Association Committee on Accreditation (CHEA); American Occupational Therapy Association Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (CHEA/USDE); American Physical Therapy Association Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CHEA/USDE); American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation (CHEA/USDE); Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CHEA); Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CHEA); Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CHEA); Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (USDE); Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association (USDE); Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (USDE); Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CHEA); Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CHEA); Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, American Bar Association (USDE); Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (CHEA/USDE); Council on Education for Public Health (USDE); Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation (CHEA); Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (CHEA); Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board American Society of Landscape Architects (CHEA); Liaison Committee on Medical Education (USDE); National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (CHEA); National Association of Schools of Art and Design Commission on Accreditation (USDE); National Association of Schools of Dance Commission on Accreditation (USDE); National Association of Schools of Music Commission on Accreditation (USDE); Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (CHEA); Planning Accreditation Board (CHEA); and the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (CHEA).

Documents describing accreditation or approval of university programs may be reviewed during regular office hours by contacting the Office of Institutional Research and Academic Planning.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

Institutional Refund Policy

 

The institutional refund policy is the refund policy with which the institution is required to comply for the return of unearned tuition or other refundable portions of costs paid to the university in the event a student decides to withdraw from the university.

 

 



 

 

Licensure

 

Rutgers University is licensed by the State of New Jersey. For more information, please contact The Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. Documentation describing the university’s licensing may be reviewed during regular office hours by contacting the Office of Institutional Research and Academic Planning, Geology Hall, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 85 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1281 (848-932-7956). Instructions for filing complaints with the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Jersey College Student and Parent Consumer Information Act

 

The New Jersey College Student and Parent Consumer Information Act requires each New Jersey four-year public college and university to display on its website comprehensive information on the cost of attendance, the graduation rates of admitted students, and the faculty of the institution.  The statute specifies certain required data for inclusion and calls for the Secretary of Higher Education to create a comparative profile of the student consumer information reports for the New Jersey Higher Education website . Rutgers University information is accessible here.

 

 



 

 

Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

 

Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject you to civil and criminal liabilities. The penalties for violation of Federal copyright laws may be found here. Violations of copyright law also violate University policy and may subject you to disciplinary action as outlined in the University’s Code of Student Conduct. Rutgers policies on peer-to peer file sharing and unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material using the institution’s information technology system include:


Acceptable Use Policy for Computing and Information Technology Resources


Digital Millennium Copyright Act


Peer-to-Peer File Sharing


Copyright Policy

 

 



 

 

Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment

 

Rutgers University prohibits discrimination and harassment based upon race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic information, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, and any other category protected by law. Discrimination and harassment compromise the integrity of the university and unfairly interfere with the opportunity for all persons to fully participate in the academic, work, and living environment of the university.


While promoting an environment free from discrimination is everyone’s responsibility, the following staff members have been designated to respond to:


Complaints Against a Student: Kevin Pitt, Director, Office of Student Conduct (732-932-9414, or Kevin.Pitt@echo.rutgers.edu).

 


Complaints Against an Employee: Lisa Grosskreutz, Director, Office of Employment Equity (848-932-3973, or lisa.grosskreutz@rutgers.edu).

 

The Rutgers University Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment can be viewed here; the Student Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Related Misconduct can be found here; and the Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence, Stalking and Related Misconduct by Employees and Third Parties can be seen here.

 

 

 



 

 

Post-Graduate Placement Information

 

Information is provided on various Rutgers websites about employment of graduates, success of graduates taking professional licensing exams, and participation by graduates in graduate and professional education. The information is gathered from sources such as alumni surveys, student satisfaction surveys, the National Survey of Student Engagement, state data systems, or other relevant sources. Examples:


Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Survey
School of Law
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (Page 8)
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapy-North
Physical Therapy-South
Physician Assistant Program
Rehabilitation Counseling
University Career Services

 

 



 

 

Public Safety Information

 

Information regarding public safety at Rutgers is available in the annual security report "Safety Matters". For each of Rutgers regional campuses the report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Rutgers University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency procedures, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. A paper copy of “Safety Matters” can be obtained at each RUPD headquarters or by emailing the Director of Public Relations, Marketing & Communication Melissa Marrero at clery@aps.rutgers.edu.  The locations of the RUPD headquarters are listed below:

 

Rutgers University-Camden: 409 North 4th Street

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences at Newark: 5 Bruce Street

Rutgers University-Newark: 200 University Avenue

Rutgers University-New Brunswick: 55 Commercial Avenue

 

The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires Rutgers to issue a statement advising the campus community where information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. This information is accessible here.

 

 



 

 

Services for Students with Disabilities

 

Students with disabilities at Rutgers are entitled to the same benefits, the same quality of student life, and are subject to the same academic requirements as other students. Rutgers is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of eligible students. The Office of Disability Services for Students (848-445-6800 / dsoffice@echo.rutgers.edu / http://disabilityservices.rutgers.edu) coordinates accommodations for students with disabilities. Complaints or grievances regarding Rutgers' compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act may be directed to the Office Student Affairs Compliance (848-932-8576 / rucomply@rutgers.edu).

 

 



 

 

Teacher Preparation Program Pass Rates

 

In compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Rutgers provides data on Teacher Preparation Program pass rates and related issues. Detailed information is available here.

 

 



 

 

Title IV Cohort Default Rates

 

The U.S. Department of Education calculates cohort default rates for an institution’s student borrowers who default within a three-year period of time on certain Federal loan programs. Presently, the Department has posted cohort default rates for Rutgers for fiscal years 2012, 2013 and 2014.  For more information on cohort default rates, including national and state averages, see the Default Management website maintained by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

 



 

 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault. While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than athletics and applies to many programs at Rutgers. While compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility at the university, listed below are the staff members who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance:


Complaints Against a Student:

New Brunswick, Jackie Moran, Title IX Coordinator, Director of Compliance (848-932-8576), Bishop House, 115 College Avenue, Room 206, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, jackie.moran@rutgers.edu.

Newark, Scott Strother, Title IX Coordinator, Assistant Director (973-353-1906), 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102, strother@newark.rutgers.edu.

Camden, Allison Wisniewski, Title IX Coordinator, Associate Dean of Students (856-225-6422), 326 Penn Street, Camden, NJ 08102, aemery@camden.rutgers.edu.

RBHS, Susan Hamilton, Title IX Coordinator, Assistant Vice Chancellor (973-972-9794), 65 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ 07101, susan.hamilton@rutgers.edu.

University-Wide Title IX Coordinator, Judy Ryan, Enterprise Risk and Institutional Compliance Officer (732-235-5304), One World's Fair Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873, judy.ryan@rutgers.edu.

Complaints against a student may be filed online.


Complaints Against an Employee:

Lisa Grosskreutz, Director, Office of Employment Equity (848-932-3979), 57 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901,
lisa.grosskreutz@rutgers.edu.


Complaints Related to Intercollegiate Athletics:

Kathleen Hickey, Title IX Coordinator, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Olympic Sports (848-445-7899), 83 Rockefeller Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, khickey@scarletknights.com.

The Rutgers University Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment can be viewed here; the Student Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Related Misconduct can be found here; and the Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence, Stalking and Related Misconduct by Employees and Third Parties can be seen here.

For those wishing to file an external complaint of gender-based misconduct, or for those who have inquiries regarding the application of Title IX, please contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

 

 



 

Transfer of Credit Policies

 

Transfer of credit policies and related information for transfer students may be found at the following Rutgers catalogs and websites:

 

New Brunswick - Undergraduate

New Brunswick – Graduate

Newark – Undergraduate

Newark – Graduate

Camden – Undergraduate

Camden – Graduate

RBHS

In addition, details on the statewide transfer agreement between New Jersey’s community colleges and the state’s four-year public colleges and universities can be found here.

 

 



 

 

Vaccine Policies

 

Institutional policies regarding vaccinations:
Camden Campus

Newark Campus

New Brunswick Campus

 

 



 

 

Voter Registration

 

New Jersey voter registration information includes qualifications of an eligible applicant, the registration deadline to vote in the next election, voter registration application form, and address to mail application.

 

 



 

 

Withdrawal from Institution - Undergraduate and Graduate

 

Information on the formal process concerning the requirements and procedures for undergraduate students seeking to officially withdraw from the university is available here. Information on the formal process concerning the requirements and procedures for graduate students seeking to officially withdraw from the university is available in the respective graduate school catalogs.

 

Students seeking a temporary leave of absence from the university should contact their dean’s office or consult their school website for guidance on how to proceed.  Leave of absence guidelines from the Business School – Newark and New Brunswick and the School of Engineering are offered here as examples.