FAQs

Who can enroll in Douglass?
Why should I enroll in Douglass?
What are the requirements?
How can I apply to Douglass?
What scholarships are available for Douglass students?
Is there a fee for Douglass students?
Are there LGBTQ resources available at Douglass and Rutgers?
Is Douglass a single-gender campus?
I keep seeing mention of DRC, Douglass Residential College, and Douglass. Are they the same thing?
Is Douglass Residential College part of Rutgers University?
What is the difference between Douglass Residential College and the academic schools at Rutgers–New Brunswick, such as the School of Arts and Sciences?
Do Douglass students take Rutgers classes?
Do Douglass students have to live on campus?

 

Who can enroll in Douglass?  
Any undergraduate student who identifies as a woman and is currently attending Rutgers–New Brunswick can enroll! You may be enrolled in any academic school (for example, Arts and Science, Environmental and Biological Sciences, Engineering, Pharmacy, etc.).  Students in their final year may enroll as long as they are able to fulfill the applicable requirements.

 

Why should I enroll in Douglass?  
Douglass is truly one-of-a-kind. At Douglass, students experience the best of both worlds -- the world class education found at Rutgers and the small, close-knit community found at Douglass. Other unique features of Douglass include programs for academic engagement, and special scholarship, study abroad and leadership opportunities. 

 

What are the requirements?  
Except for commuter students, all Douglass students must live in a Douglass Residence College residence hall for one year (In addition to general DRC housing, DRC living learning communities on any campus fulfill this requirement). All students are also required to take the Knowledge and Power: Issues in Women’s Leadership course, generally in their first year. In rare circumstances we will consider waiving this class for students with exceptional scheduling difficulties or those who have already taken significant women’s and gender studies coursework. Students experiencing scheduling difficulties, or those who want to be considered for a course waiver, should schedule a meeting with Dean Heaton at gretchen.heaton@echo.rutgers.edu. All other DRC programs are optional, but most Douglass students participate in at least one, and usually many more. 

 

How can I apply to Douglass?
In order to become a member of Douglass Residential College, you must first be admitted to Rutgers University—New Brunswick. You can apply to Rutgers through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

 

What scholarships are available for Douglass students?
At Douglass, students have the chance to apply for general scholarship assistance from the College each year through one comprehensive application, instead of completing several applications throughout the year. New incoming students and continuing students apply during the spring semester for Douglass funding that will be applied to the following academic year’s term bill. Click here to learn more about Douglass scholarship opportunities.

 

 Is there a fee for Douglass students?  
Yes. Students pay a fee of $50 per semester to receive the programs, scholarship eligibility and opportunities at Douglass.

 

Are there LGBTQ resources available at Douglass and Rutgers?
Yes!  The Center for Social Justice & LGBT Communities is an amazing on-campus resource.  They host events, post ways to get involved/connected, and offer useful links related to housing, campus healthcare and more.  The Douglass Q/ummunity is an on-campus club that sponsors meetings, events, and discussion forums for all queer identified and questioning women (and allies!) at Douglass.  Rutgers University Student Life also offers opportunities for clubs, leadership, and development.

 

Is Douglass a single-gender campus?  
Yes. Some residence halls on the Douglass campus are coed. Residence halls that are connected to Douglass Residence College residence halls are single-gender.  

 

I keep seeing mention of DRC, Douglass Residential College, and Douglass. Are they the same thing?
Yes. "Douglass" and "DRC" are often used as nicknames for Douglass Residential College.

Is Douglass Residential College part of Rutgers University?
Yes, Douglass is the women’s undergraduate residential college at Rutgers–New Brunswick. 

 

What is the difference between Douglass Residential College and the academic schools at Rutgers–New Brunswick, such as the School of Arts and Sciences?
The academic schools at Rutgers–New Brunswick serve students seeking undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, and professional studies. Douglass offers women undergraduates a learning environment and specialized programs that enhance the academic core provided by Rutgers' schools. 

Do Douglass students take Rutgers classes?
Yes. Douglass offers some classes, but students take their academic courses through Rutgers' schools and departments.  

 

Do Douglass students have to live on campus?  
Except for commuter students, all Douglass students must live in a Douglass Residence College residence hall for one year.