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Caring for Our Community

Rutgers–New Brunswick reaffirms its commitment to uphold a culture of safety, mutual respect, and academic freedom.

On Speech: When Academic Freedom and Diversity Collide

Professor Stacy Hawkins examines a vital issue facing higher education today — academic freedom and its potential impact on cultural perspectives — in the first webinar in a new series presented by the Office of the Provost. Watch and learn about issues relative to both concepts and how they can synergize to create a more dynamic educational atmosphere.

Additional Reading and Learning Resources

We are a community of scholars, educators, researchers, and perpetual learners, and we grow together through troubling times. Explore resources that demonstrate ways we can move forward together.

We can use this moment to deepen our collective understanding. When engaging with fellow students or other members of the campus community, it behooves us all to listen and learn.

Francine Conway, Ph.D.

Chancellor and Distinguished Professor
Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Students Supporting Students

Across the university, students are actively participating in civic discourse with their peers, seeking understanding and common ground.

  • Peace Is Possible - A forum where Rutgers students of various backgrounds come together to discuss the Israel-Hamas War, enabling challenging discussions in a safe environment.
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Messages from Leadership

Communications from Chancellor Conway encouraging students, faculty, and staff to cultivate a community of care.

Freedom from Discrimination, Freedom to Learn in Safety

November 13, 2023 - Chancellor Conway reaffirms Rutgers–New Brunswick's commitments to cultivating a beloved community that values tolerance, free expression, and mutual respect.

Promoting the Safety of Our Community

November 6, 2023 - Chancellor Conway urges faculty, staff, and students to be proactive in promoting the safety and well-being of our community.

Caring for Each Other During Times of Crisis

October 19, 2023 - Chancellor Conway offers encouragement, guidance, and resources on how faculty and staff can continue to support students and each other during challenging times.