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 inaugural council consists of 52 undergraduate and graduate students from 19 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 questionnaire for consideration.
Each member serves on the council for up to two years, and new students will be invited to join each fall. The council’s leadership, which is still being determined, will include 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—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.
Organization Collaboration—to foster collaboration among student organizations to spread awareness about global health throughout Rutgers.
Interested in Joining?
Students with a strong interest in global health are encouraged to nominate themselves for the universitywide council. All submissions will be evaluated, with new students selected each fall. There will be an official outreach by the institute regarding nominations for next year’s council some time in the fall.
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, contact Angela Senger-Mersich.