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, to Peer Academic Leaders, Douglass Black Students' Congress, UltraViolet, The Beehives, 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.
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 Feminist Art
Muslim Feminist Art 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.
UltraViolet is a student organization for LGBTQA women and their allies. Weekly meetings focus on community support, intersectional identities, as well as social justice advocacy and education. Non-DRC students are welcomed to join!
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 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.
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.
Douglass Head-Start Association
We are the Douglass Orientation Committee. Each Fall we welcome new students, both first years and transfers, to Douglass Residential College with a two-day orientation session. We create a smooth transition for on and off-campus students to feel a connection to DRC and the greater Rutgers community.
The Beehive DOCS (Douglass Off-campus and Commuter Students)
The Beehive: Douglass Organization for Commuter Students is an organization whose aim is to engage the commuter and off-campus students of Douglass with programming tailored to the needs and concerns of commuters and off-campus students in order to foster involvement at Rutgers University.
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.
Red Pine Ambassadors
The Red Pine Ambassadors work under the Office of Student Enrollment and Engagement (SEE) to give tours of 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 promote women/non-binary individuals with a strong interest in STEM fields both on- and off-campus.