With almost 37,000 alumnae worldwide, our Douglass community is a strong one. Your accomplishments, and your passion and pride for Douglass will forever tie you to the College. It is our mission and our hope to further strengthen your relationship with Douglass from the moment you graduate and well into the future. Douglass alumnae have the benefit of belonging to a dynamic network of women and our goal is to create wonderful opportunities for you to stay connected with Douglass and with each other.

Both Jacquelyn Litt, Ph.D., Dean of Douglass Residential College and Douglass Campus and Donna Thornton, Vice President for Alumni Relations, Rutgers University Alumni Association welcome you as valued alumnae.

A message from Jacquelyn Litt, Ph.D., Dean of Douglass Residential College and Douglass Campus

Dear Douglass Alumnae,

You are essential to Douglass Residential College and we are committed to sharing regular updates to help you stay abreast of student and alumnae activities, events and developments at the College. In the coming weeks and months you will notice changes to the alumnae hub on the DRC website, intended to better connect you to your fellow alumnae and keep you engaged with your alma mater.

The College today is a tremendous success, enrolling 2,200 women undergraduates, experiencing a 25% increase in new enrollment since 2010, and standing as a national model for women’s education.  The entire university community – from the leadership to our vibrant student body – is supportive of our mission and vision.

Your pride, your degree, your memories, and your accomplishments connect you to Douglass and to your fellow alums. But being an alumna is about more than just the cherished recollections of your time on campus. It’s about belonging to a network of women to support you as you move forward with your ambitions, life plans, and careers. It’s about connecting with mentoring and giving back --to current students. It’s about advancing the Douglass mission to support women’s excellence for future generations and it’s about elevating our institution. There are so many ways to stay connected, to continue to receive the benefits of Douglass, and to give your time, talents and treasure to your beloved alma mater.

We strive to continue strengthening your personal experience as a valued part of the Douglass community by constantly enhancing opportunities for Douglass alumnae.  We will work to enhance your networking opportunities and programming to keep you engaged and connected.  I truly cannot thank you enough for your continued support of Douglass. It is through your loyalty and generosity that we are able to steward this great institution towards a bright future, creating experiences for the next generation of women leaders. Thank you for being engaged with Douglass!

Jacquelyn Litt, Ph.D.


Dean, Douglass Residential College and Douglass Campus

Professor, Departments of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies Rutgers University


A message from the Rutgers University Alumni Association

Dear Douglass Alumnae,

On behalf of the Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA), we invite you to take full advantage of your vibrant alumni community, a community that includes more than 461,000 graduates worldwide. All Douglass alumnae are automatically lifelong members of the RUAA and receive exclusive access to an amazing array of national, local, and university benefits.

As members of the RUAA, you already receive invitations to homecomings, alumni weekends, alumni recognition events, and other exclusive experiences and events where you can network with the best and brightest, volunteer to make a difference, and much more. In addition to connecting through events, remember, you can access a wide array of benefits including borrowing privileges at Rutgers University Libraries and savings on dining, entertainment, gym memberships, insurance, shopping, and sporting events, just to name a few.

There are also more than 140 chartered alumni organizations, which represent regional clubs, schools and colleges, campus organizations, special interests and hobbies, professional affiliations, athletic and recreational pursuits, sororities and fraternities, and more. We encourage you to participate in this diverse network of groups that unite graduates with similar interests and experiences.

We understand that your bond with Douglass is important to you, and we look forward to helping you celebrate both your unique academic roots and your lifelong successes. We invite you to keep in touch, stay engaged, and connect in ways that are meaningful to you. Visit today to learn more about upcoming opportunities to get involved. 

Welcome to the RUAA!

Maurice Griffin NLAW’94

Chair, Rutgers University Alumni Association

Donna K. Thornton
Vice President for Alumni Relations