The Cultural Center Collaborative, within The Division of Student Affairs, is committed to supporting the needs of Rutgers’ campus communities by creating a welcoming and holistic learning environment for all members of the community, inclusive of all identities and allies. The Paul Robeson Cultural Center, the Center for Latino Arts and Culture, the Center for Social Justice Education & LGBT Communities, and the Asian American Cultural Center come together to form the Cultural Center Collaborative. While maintaining distinct and individual center identities, we are grounded in a shared belief that ending one oppression requires ending all oppressions. We facilitate interactive learning, promote self-awareness, foster leadership development, encourage dialogue, and challenge traditional notions of diversity and inclusion while working with undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the New Brunswick/Piscataway community.
The Cultural Center Collaborative hosts a number of unique pre-commencement ceremonies that are complementary to the university’s traditional commencement ceremony and provide a more intimate setting for students, staff, and guests to celebrate graduates. With meaningful cultural and center-specific traditions, each of these pre-commencement ceremonies acknowledge the accomplishments, contributions, and achievements of the graduates and notable leaders within each community. Learn more about each ceremony.