RU-1st Byrne Seminars

Chancellor Richard L. Edwards announced RU-1st on November 24th as an initiative to increase support, coordination, and programming designed to assist first-generation, high-need, and/or underrepresented students. The main objective of RU-1st is to make Rutgers more accessible and supportive for students who are the first in their family to attend college.

RU-1st provides a series of initiatives that includes high-impact programming and identifying school-based resources for first-generation, and/or underrepresented students that eases the transition to college, and ultimately assists with student retention and graduation. RU-1st will continue to expand on the successful outcome based models of units within Student Access & Educational Equity and increase the Rutgers community dialogue on issues of equity, diversity, and access. As part of the RU-1st initiatives, we are expanding Byrne Seminars aimed at increasing awareness of critical and wide-ranging local, state, national and other important issues confronting higher education.