Douglass Student Organizations


Douglass strives to foster an inclusive, inspirational, and collaborative environment for women to network, discover strengths and develop opportunities that will take them far in their futures. This work is highlighted through the numerous student organizations at Douglass that provide room for Douglass women to pursue their own unique interests. From the Douglass Governing Council, Douglass Black Students' Congress, the Rainbow Pines, The Beehive, and countless others, Douglass students are creating community and life-long connections. Douglass women have countless opportunities to explore their interests. Below is a list of the student organizations at Douglass, and ways that you can get involved with them.


Student Organizations


Douglass Black Students’ Congress

Founded in the spring of 1968, the Douglass Black Students' Congress (DBSC) was established to address the intellectual, political, and social needs of all Black students at Douglass College through social activities, roundtable discussions, professional panels, community service projects, and other creative and innovative programming.


Muslim Feminists for the Arts

Muslim Feminists for the Arts intends to use the universal language of visual, performing, and literary arts to educate and raise awareness of Islamic feminism. We aim to challenge the authority of misogynistic cultural, religious, political, social, and economic systems by providing a voice to Muslim women who face marginalization, discrimination, and oppression.


Rainbow Pines

Welcome! We are the Rainbow Pines, a club specifically for LGBT+ folk and allies who are enrolled in Douglass. Our mission is to:

  • Be a safe/brave space for Douglass students of all genders and orientations through weekly meetings in a confidential setting.
  • Preserve the longevity of the LGBT+ history not only at Douglass, but throughout Rutgers University and the world!
  • Educate students, peers, and staff about LGBT+ issues and matters. We will partake in community service, activism work, hosting events, partnering with other organizations to create intersectional events, and more in order to foster this educational highlight of our organization! We hope you join our community!


Douglass Friends of UNFPA

The Douglass Friends of UNFPA is for students who are interested in population and development issues, reproductive and maternal health, and infant mortality. We have a close relationship with the office of the Friends of the UNFPA in New York, and several Douglass students have served as interns there. Douglass Friends of UNFPA is currently the first and only college chapter of the Friends of UNFPA. As an extension of the Friends of UNFPA at Rutgers University, we strive to promote awareness of UNFPA’s mission among our fellow students as well as implement fundraising initiatives on behalf of the UNFPA.


Douglass DIVAS

Douglass DIVAS provides a network and forum for students (predominately women of color but DIVAS is open to everyone including men) with a strong interest in contemporary women’s issues to discuss, debate, socialize, and create a bond that will positively contribute to each member’s academic experience.


Women’s Center Coalition

The Women’s Center Coalition (WCC) is a Rutgers University student-run organization with a focus on social activism and community building. We are comprised of undergraduate students whose collective mission is to raise awareness of a wide variety of issues including sexism, racism, LGBTQ, ecological issues, social justice concerns, cultural awareness and respect, and human rights. Our coalition supports and encourages individuals to critically examine social life and justice on domestic, local, university, workplace and global fronts.


Together Not Alone

Together Not Alone is an organization that focuses on the different issues and stigma pertaining to mental health. We are also a community that is dedicated to sharing people's stories about their experiences and journeys with mental health issues and illnesses.


Women Organizing Against Harassment (WOAH)

Women Organizing Against Harassment (WOAH) is an organization dedicated to eradicating gender violence and sexual assault as well as educating the community about rape culture and enthusiastic consent.


Women’s International and Multicultural Association (WIMA)

Women’s International and Multicultural Association (WIMA) seeks to promote authentic discussions between international and domestic students regarding race relations, cultural norms, and women's rights. WIMA utilizes these various perspectives to address concerns of human rights violations against women around the world.


Latin American Women’s Organization

LAWO works to create a coalition and support system for the advancement and empowerment of Latin American women.



Douglass-DIMACS Computing Corps

The Douglass-DIMACS Computing Corps focuses on helping women succeed in computing while providing them with the opportunity to give back to the community and practice leadership. Throughout the year, students work with CS faculty and graduate students to design and carry out fun and interactive group activities for middle school girls to facilitate interest in computing. The program follows a multi-layered mentorship and leadership model, with graduate students acting as mentors for the undergraduate students, who in turn lead the middle school students to discover the excitement of computing.


The Douglass Welcoming Ambassadors

We are the Douglass Welcoming Ambassadors. Each summer we welcome new students, both first-years and transfers, to Douglass Residential College with various Welcome Sessions and a Welcome Day. We create a smooth transition for on and off-campus students to feel a connection to Douglass and the greater Rutgers community.

Big Little

Douglass Big/Little Program

Douglass Big/Little Program is a transitional program that connects first-year and transfer students to upper-class women to help them become acquainted with Douglass Residential College (DRC) life.


Douglass Student Recruitment Network

The Douglass Student Recruitment Network is a student leadership organization under the Office of Student Enrollment and Engagement that aids the recruitment of prospective students. We assist in the planning and execution of recruitment events throughout the year such as Open House, Discover Douglass Days, Douglass Receptions, and more.

Book Nook

The Book Nook

The Book Nook gives women an opportunity to fall in love with reading again in a space that is relaxed and inclusive. We will read books with LGBTQ+ plot lines from a variety of queer, women authors and will have weekly meetings and discussions about the reading.

Red Pine

Red Pine Ambassadors

The Red Pine Ambassadors work under the Office of Student Enrollment and Engagement (SEE) to give tours of the Douglass campus to prospective students and their families, as well as alumnae.


Douglass Governing Council

The Douglass Governing Council (DGC) is the student government association of Douglass Residential College. Established in 1923, it is not only the oldest, but it is the largest organization on campus. Members of this organization are responsible for addressing any issues in the academic and co-curricular life of the Douglass student.


Traditional Events Committee

Douglass Residential College (DRC) hosts a number of time-honored traditions. Two of these events, the Yule Log and Sacred Path Ceremonies, mark important moments in Douglass students’ lives at college.


BOLD Center Advisory Board

The BOLD Center Advisory Board helps facilitate the mission of the BOLD Center and ensures BOLD Center programming is in line with student needs.


Douglass Project Research Advisory Board

The Douglass Project Research Advisory Board (DPRAB) is a mentoring group of dedicated student leaders that help the Douglass Project’s (DP) Project SUPER implement workshops and programs that promote the success of women in the Introduction to Scientific Research (ISR) course.


Global Village Ambassadors

Global Village Ambassadors gain leadership experience serving as advocates for not just Global Village but also Douglass Residential College.


Douglass Arts Advisory Board

DAAB is open to all Douglass students regardless of major, and gives members the opportunity to develop and lead a variety of arts programming.


STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors promote students with a strong interest in STEM fields both on- and off-campus.


Missy’s Treehouse Disabilities Community

Missy’s Treehouse Disabilities Community educates students about disability law via the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Equal Opportunity Act to prepare students for entering the workplace. In providing disability law education we also provide education on disability etiquette on campus to encourage proper modes of communication between all persons.


The Dean’s Diversity Board

The Dean's Diversity Board is composed of Douglass students who meet monthly in a mutual exchange of ideas and feedback in diversity, equity, and inclusion matters with the Dean. If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to Merylou Rodriguez.


Rutgers Women’s Pre-Law Society

The RUWPLS is a safe space for women and transgender or non-binary students interested in the field of law to get together and discuss anything related to the legal sector and what it’s like to be a woman in our field.