Student Organizations and Honoraries

Students at the Bloustein School are active in civic, educational, and recreational activities within the school and university communities.

Graduate Student Organizations

The Bloustein Graduate Student Association (BGSA) seeks to encourage and facilitate open communication among students, faculty, staff and administration, to represent and advocate for the interests of planning, policy, and health administration graduate students, and to promote and enact necessary improvements, so as to enhance the overall educational experience.

EJB | D E S I G N S began as a group of planning students and faculty looking to improve their hand-drawing skills and digital graphic methods. A social organization based out of the Bloustein School, the group encourages networking with professionals, faculty, and students interested in learning and teaching digital and hand-drawing techniques. Through practice and social networking its members prepare for the planning and urban design profession. It is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

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.

The Rutgers Graduate Society of Healthcare Leaders (GSHLRU) is a professional student organization for graduate students who are currently working or are interested in the field of healthcare administration. It focuses is on helping turn students into future healthcare leaders through academic and social events at Rutgers. It seeks to bring together like-minded students to help them achieve their goals of being future leaders in the healthcare industry, through networking, academics, and community outreach.

The Public Informatics Student Group (PISG) is an interdisciplinary organization for students interested in topics that bridge the gaps between information technology and public service.  Founded in 2019, the organization is open to undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in discovering how governments, education, healthcare, and social services are learning to be more agile in the age of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and the Internet of Things.

Walk Bloustein Bike Bloustein (WBBB) is a graduate student interest group whose goal is to provide an opportunity for students to learn more about bicycle and pedestrian planning and advocate for improved biking and walking facilities on the Rutgers University campus.

The Women’s Leadership Coalition (WLC)‘s mission is to inclusively bring graduate students together from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds and promote personal, academic and professional development. We strive to foster networking, collaboration, and career driven educational opportunities for women in graduate programs across Rutgers University. Though the organization is geared towards female graduate students, any Rutgers student or faculty member with interest in the organization’s mission may become a member. Members must attend at least one meeting or event per semester to retain membership. The Women’s Leadership Coalition holds an annual one-day Women’s Leadership Conference during the Spring Semester, aimed at empowering women leaders with hands-on workshops, interactive panels and thought-provoking keynote addresses. Other events include networking and leadership building workshops and discussions with speakers from diverse backgrounds. Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter for information on upcoming events or email us at wlc.rapps@gmail.com.

Undergraduate Student Organizations

The Bloustein Public Service Association (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.

EJB | D E S I G N S began as a group of planning students and faculty looking to improve their hand-drawing skills and digital graphic methods. A social organization based out of the Bloustein School, the group encourages networking with professionals, faculty, and students interested in learning and teaching digital and hand-drawing techniques. Through practice and social networking its members prepare for the planning and urban design profession. It is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

The Rutgers Future Healthcare Administrators club is a professional student organization for undergraduate students interested in the field of Healthcare Administration. It focuses on opening networking and academic opportunities for students by way of different social events held on campus.

The New Jersey Public Health Association – Rutgers Student Chapter joined the Bloustein School in 2015. They seek to advance and support the cause of public health within the Rutgers community and all throughout New Jersey through events, mentorship, internship, and networking opportunities within the NJPHA professional network.

The Public Informatics Student Group (PISG), is an interdisciplinary organization for students interested in topics that bridge the gaps between information technology and public service.  Founded in 2019, the organization is open to undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in discovering how governments, education, healthcare, and social services are learning to be more agile in the age of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and the Internet of Things.

Student Honoraries

The mission of the Epsilon Beta Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma (National Health Education Honorary) is promotion of the discipline by elevating the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally prepared men and women in Health Education.

Pi Alpha Alpha Global Honor Society