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 55 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. Stories about the council’s activities and members can be found on our news page. 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 and support community needs through outreach and education. Committee members may advocate for global health courses and identify diverse avenues for global health engagement. They may also organize and distribute educational and public health resources to address current issues faced by both Rutgers and communities in need.

Global Health Case Competition—to work with institute staff and core faculty to establish an interdisciplinary case competition. Through this case competition, Rutgers students will develop, and potentially implement, solutions to real-life global health challenges. (The first case competition will 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 Jack Hemphill and Jodi Lynch at and