The organization was established during the fall 2006 term, and provides opportunities for networking, as well as participation in a variety of public service activities. BPSA endeavors may involve local government, and community-based and non-profit organizations in areas of interest that include community development, health, housing and transportation. Undergraduate students benefit by participating in the BPSA by gaining access to academic and career development activities, as well as mentoring and networking opportunities. All officers for the BPSA are required to be declared planning and public policy (762) majors, or declared public health (832) majors at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. All Rutgers -New Brunswick undergraduate students from all disciplines are eligible to join the BPSA.