Douglass Residential College Honored with Resolution by the New Jersey State Senate
Douglass Residential College was honored with a Resolution from the New Jersey State Senate celebrating 100 years of women’s education. Douglass was recognized for its reputation as an institution focused entirely on the success and advancement of undergraduate women. Douglass was founded in 1918 as the New Jersey College for Women, the coordinate college to Rutgers College, which was a men’s only school at that time. The school was later renamed Douglass College in 1955 to honor its founding Dean, Mabel Smith Douglass, and then became Douglass Residential College in 2007.
The New Jersey State Senate acknowledged Douglass’ ability to cater to a wide variety of student backgrounds and interests, and its historic focus on advancing women in science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines. Specialized programs like peer mentoring, themed housing on academic and global issues, and leadership development programs were also cited for demonstrating the vital and lasting commitment Douglass makes to the intellectual growth of its students.
Douglass will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a yearlong celebration starting September 18, 2017 that will include historic recreations, academic colloquia, traditional events, book release, art exhibits and film screenings, culminating in a centennial birthday celebration on September 18, 2018.