The Douglass Difference


Douglass enhances success for women at Rutgers. We do this through a supportive community and engaging living and leadership experiences. Through these experiences, and by connecting our students with our alumnae, we inspire our students to aim higher and go further.

We know that students who are actively involved in both academics and out-of-class experiences gain more from college (see the work of Pascarella and Terenzini, for example). We know that mentoring and a strong peer community improve students’ likelihood of success after college.

And that’s what Douglass provides. We call it the Douglass Difference.

The Douglass Difference in Careers

A long-time corporate recruiter interviewed four of our graduates and said of them “All of these young women possess skills employers are demanding today: written and oral communication; decision-making; critical-thinking; [and] analytical, interpersonal, and research skills.”

The BOLD Center (Building Opportunities for Leadership and Career Development) helps students clarify their academic and career goals, connects them with role models and mentors whose lives and work are exemplary, and prepares them for success in their personal and professional lives.



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