Student Council

Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council

Rutgers Global Health Institute’s student council works to advance global health engagement opportunities for students throughout Rutgers. The current council consists of 57 undergraduate and graduate students from 16 schools across Rutgers locations.

The council represents the student voice at the institute and works to foster global health collaboration across Rutgers’ academic disciplines. Council members are either recommended by an institute core faculty member or complete a self-nomination form for consideration.

2019 RGHI Student Council

Members of the original Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council (November 2019). The council currently consists of 57 undergraduate and graduate students from 16 schools.

Each member serves on the council for up to two years, and new students are invited to join each fall. The council’s leadership includes two co-presidents and 10 committee co-chairs—two for each of the following five committees:

Career Pathway Awareness—to make information and involvement opportunities related to career pathways in global health more accessible to Rutgers students.

Global Health Education and Community Outreach—to represent student needs in global health education. Committee members may advocate for global health courses in various degree programs and identify avenues for global health exposure in fields beyond the clinical and public health realms (e.g., business, engineering).

Impact Case Competition—to work with institute staff and core faculty to establish an interdisciplinary impact case competition. Through this case competition, Rutgers students will develop, and potentially implement, solutions to real-life health challenges. (The first impact case competition is expected to be held in spring 2021.)

Rutgers Alumni Engagement—to connect with Rutgers alumni working in global health and related fields.

Student Organization Collaboration—to foster collaboration among student organizations to spread awareness about global health throughout Rutgers.

Interested in Joining?

Each year in September, students with a strong interest in global health are encouraged to nominate themselves for the council. Members for the 2020–2021 academic year have been selected. To stay informed about institute and student council activities, and to ensure you are notified about next year’s deadline, please subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

The Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council includes students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, ideally representing all of Rutgers’ 29 schools.

For more information, please email student council co-presidents John Hemphill and Jodi Lynch at and