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The University offers a comprehensive benefit programs which support, supplement, and enhance its employees overall well being. Rutgers University-Newark affords the community gainful employment, with competitive salaries, and comprehensive State and non-State benefit package.

Eligibility varies depending upon individual employment status.

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New Employee Orientation

Congratulations on your new career at Rutgers University-Newark. Where Opportunity Meets Excellence!

Learn¬† more about our University’s mission, values, and culture during our New Employee Orientation.

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Employee Wellness and Wellbeing

A compilation of resources to promote wellness, wellbeing, and support both work and/or personal life of Rutgers University-Newark employees.

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In addition to the above resources the RU-N community have access to local campus resources.

The following resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  • Counseling Center: 973-353-5805
  • NJ Suicide Prevention Hopeline: 855-654-6735
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741; if you would like to speak directly with a counselor of color you can text STEVE to 741741
  • RUPD: To reach RUPD while on campus, dial 9-1-1

If there is an emergency situation, dial 9-1-1.

For additional support, Rutgers University-Newark has these virtual and in-person student resources which are also available to RU-N staff and faculty:

Counseling Center

  • Virtual, confidential therapy including psychological, psychiatric, and alcohol/drug support
  • For appointments, call 973.353.5805 or email counseling@newark.rutgers.edu
  • The Daily Drop: Virtual drop-in appointments available daily. Call for information
  • Hours of operation: M-Fri, 8:30am to 4:30pm. *Later appointments available daily; after-hours support available for students in crisis

Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA)

Confidential services for any student who has experienced violence or wants to support a friend or loved one who has Advocacy, resources, and clinical supports available from licensed therapists providing trauma-informed care

To schedule a virtual appointment or learn more, call 973-353-1918 or email run.vpva@rutgers.edu