- Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
- Setting: Small/Midsize City
- Affiliation: Independent
- Founded: 1918
Points of Pride
Douglass is a specialized women’s educational community that is affiliated with Rutgers University. It is devoted to students’ success and aims to advance achievement, career preparation and leadership skills. In addition to a strong focus on women in the sciences and on global education, the unique community and programs at Douglass prepare students to excel in college, in their future careers, and as life - long learners.
At the start of the 20th century’s second decade, the State of New Jersey offered limited higher education for women. That changed when the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs, active in the women’s rights movement at that time, convinced Mabel Smith Douglass to head a committee that would establish a women’s college as part of Rutgers University. Through a mix of dedication and persistence, Mrs. Douglass convinced the Rutgers trustees to support the venture.
Location & Contact
Douglass Residential College of Rutgers University
125 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 8901