Campus Center Mission Statement
The Campus Center at Rutgers-Camden, guided by, and in support of the mission of the University, hosts facilities, provides services, and supports and sponsors programs that foster the personal development of our students as individuals, advocate for the free expression of ideas, and promote the social, cultural, and educational interests of the campus community. The Campus Center is dedicated to cultivating a supportive, co-curricular learning environment for our students, developing campus community, and encouraging student engagement and leadership development.
The Campus Center also provides opportunities for our students to learn and grow through part-time employment where a strong focus is placed on the holistic development of each individual. The center also serves as the host to various campus offices and provides our students and campus community with access to everyday needs, including campus information, lounge space, dining options, and more.
The Role of the Campus Center
The Campus Center serves as an integral part of the University's educational environment, where students can learn and practice leadership, programming, citizenship, and organizational management, while developing their own interpersonal skills, communication skills, and increasing their intercultural proficiency through service opportunities, group leadership and participation, employment, and self-initiated activities.
The Campus Center is a place to meet friends (new and old), grab a bite to eat, watch TV, study or relax. It’s also a place to get involved in the campus community by joining a student organization, writing for our student newspaper, hosting an on-line radio show, or planning campus events with our student-run programming board. The Campus Center affords students the opportunity to learn, know, and understand one another through informal association outside of the classroom. With its strong focus on promoting student success, the Center also houses several spaces specifically dedicated to supporting various populations of students, including our Campus Activities Board, Greek Life Lounge, Interfaith Meditation Room, NJPIRG Office, Student Government Association, Student Leader Lounge, and Student Veterans Lounge.
The Campus Center believes in fostering the professional and leadership development of our students by offering part-time employment opportunities within the facility, where students serve as Information Assistants, Office Assistants, Clerks, Building Managers, and more. The center places a strong focus on the development and assessment of skills that will serve our students as they move forward with their education and career paths, including creative and critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.
The Center also serves as the host-site for several key, student-focused offices including: Career Center, Dean of Students, Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, Health Services, New Student Programs, Student Involvement, and Veterans & Military Affairs.