Mission, Vision and Values


Challenge students to engage in dynamic ideas, innovation, and diverse learning opportunities offered at a Research I university so that they reach their academic and professional potential, and become engaged citizens of a global community. 


UAA fosters faculty and student engagement to produce unique academic experiences, research opportunities, and active learning that will prepare them for excellence after graduation.


  • Excellence
  • Access
  • Academic Support
  • Commitment to Students
  • Community and Campus Collaborations

Excellence - We believe programs, initiatives and experiences represent our students’ cultural, racial and economic diversity, and bring these perspectives to the forefront of the University’s intellectual enterprise

We strive for excellence in programming that addresses student needs in a coherent and continuous manner.

Access -  We believe students should experience a large research institution and have the ability to afford and complete a comprehensive Rutgers education.

We are committed to providing each student, regardless of their background, access to a comprehensive Rutgers education.  

Academic Support - As an academic research institution, we must connect faculty and staff to students to ensure exciting academic and professional experiences to maximize student potential and success after Rutgers.

We are dedicated to ensuring students are given the resources and services they need to excel in the classroom and beyond. 

Commitment to Students - As a Research 1 academic institution, students are the number one priority in our decision-making process, planning, and implementation of services across units and schools.

We are committed to making students our priority in decision-making, planning and implementation of programs and services. 

Campus and Community Collaborations- We seek to form partnerships throughout Rutgers New Brunswick community, regionally, and nationally to provide resources and experiences for students

  • We foster collaborations with units across the university, state, and globally to ensure students receive the academic and co-curricular opportunities needed to succeed during and after college