Students at the Bloustein School are active in civic, educational, and recreational activities within the school and university communities. The school hosts three formal student organizations:
Graduate Student Organizations
Rutgers Association of Policy and Planning Students (RAPPS)
RAPPS seeks to encourage and facilitate open communication among students, faculty, staff and administration, to represent and advocate for the interests of planning and policy graduate students, and to promote and enact necessary improvements, so as to enhance the overall educational experience.
The International Development Interest Group (IDIG), was established in early 2009 and in 2010 was recognized as a Graduate Student Association. IDIG functions as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, as well as a platform for collaborative work around various themes and geographies of relevance in planning and policy work in low- and middle-income countries.
Undergraduate Student Organizations
Bloustein Public Service Association (BPSA)
The BPSA undergraduate student organization is dedicated to providing a forum for students interested in public service initiatives. The organization is open to all Rutgers – New Brunswick undergraduate students from all disciplines.
Epsilon Beta Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma (National Health Education Honorary)
The mission of the honorary is promotion of the discipline by elevating the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally prepared men and women in Health Education.
Other Affiliated Organizations:
Rutgers University Prospective Health Care Club (PHCC)
A student organization newly formed in September 2010, the Rutgers University PHCC aims to promote Prospective Health Care, a novel model of medicine that emphasizes disease prediction and prevention, personalization of treatment, and patient responsibility. PHCC seeks to provide opportunities for students to publish their own articles, volunteer to promote a healthier University and New Brunswick community, and to interact with senior faculty interested in the future of medicine.
For the 2011-12 academic year the PHCC will be meeting on Thursday evenings, 8:00 p.m. in BCC. Interested students should email RUPHCC@gmail.com.