The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, has a long tradition of excellence in teaching, creativity, scholarship, citizenship, and the transformative power of
higher education. The College works purposefully with others to create environments that enrich the student experience and foster the development of students as whole persons.
In keeping with the College’s tradition of excellence and commitment to the student experience, the opportunities Student Organizations provide for affiliation, leadership development, personal growth,
and belonging are deeply valued. Student Organizations broaden and deepen the scope of the collegiate experience by creating communities where members can explore areas of interest, challenge comfort
levels, define core values, and advocate for positive change. Benefits of membership in Student Organizations are privileges unique to college students and come with the concurrent responsibility to uphold the values and mission of both the individual organization and the College.