Who We Are

Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, is the only flagship public research university in the nation to offer students the opportunity to join a women's residential college. Through personalized programs, leadership opportunities, and residential learning communities, Douglass offers an enhancement to the wonderful opportunities for undergraduates at Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Douglass' programs range from a first-year orientation that assists students in adjusting to college to senior year workshops, externship programs and labor force preparation. Douglass, a community of students invested in their own and each other's success, offers a four-year academic engagement curriculum for any female undergraduate student at Rutgers–New Brunswick. Douglass caters to the wide variety of students' interests, with a specialization for women in science, math, engineering, and technology majors. While at Douglass, all students are provided with customized programs, including peer mentors, themed and language housing, active student clubs, a student government, scholarships, leadership opportunities, and common first-year learning experiences. .

Douglass' dedicated professional staff offers students personalized attention and unique experiential learning opportunities. The professionals at Douglass are deeply dedicated to bringing out the best in the each student. After graduation, students are a part of the dedicated Douglass alumnae network at the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College and the Rutgers University Alumni Association, which offers lifelong friendships and career development opportunities.

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Learn more about Douglass, the nation's first and only women's residential college, that offers a close-knit community, innovative future-focused programs, and unique traditions. Read more »
Discover how women go above and beyond at Douglass, where students receive both the world-class education found at Rutgers, and the personalized support found at a small school. Read more »
Douglass Residential College is an intellectual community for undergraduate women within Rutgers University that inspires its students to learn, lead, and live with conviction, creativity, and critical insight. Read more »
Dean Jacquelyn Litt, who serves as dean of Douglass Residential College and the Douglass Campus, is an award-winning sociologist, author and professor. Read more »
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In honor of the 95th Anniversary of Douglass, the college is proud to recognize two very distinguished alumnae: Judge Leonie M. Brinkema and Dr. Carol Tecla Christ. Coincidentlally, they are are both graduates of the Class of 1966 and will return to their alma mater on September 18 as the featured guests and speakers at the 95th anniversary celebration. Read more »
Learn more about Campus Dean Jacquelyn Litt, who helps students and faculty take advantage of all the Douglass campus has to offer. Read more »
Dating back to 1918, Douglass was founded on the principles of inclusion, innovation and excellence -- principles that are strongly upheld today. Read more »
Have a question about Douglass? Well, we have instant answers to some common questions, from its nicknames to its application process. Read more »
As a part of Rutgers, Douglass collaborates with faculty, staff and students from all over the university and beyond. Read more »
Members of the close-knit Douglass community have plenty of choices when it comes to residential living on the Douglass Campus, which has the feel of a small college and is home to major academic centers and departments. Read more »