Current Students

Rutgers SGS Newark Health Science Campus

Student Support & Services

SGS Newark RBHS students can take advantage of the support offered through the offices and programs listed below. In addition, students are encouraged to refer to this page frequently.

Office of Disability Services

The School of Graduate Studies is able to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.  Students who are requesting accommodations must complete the application for services (steps below) and be approved for the accommodations requested. Faculty and students can learn more by clicking here.

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid at Rutgers University is committed to making higher education accessible for all academically deserving students, regardless of family financial circumstances. We make every effort to offer financial support to students with demonstrated financial need. In constructing your aid package, decisions are based upon financial need, academic standing and the funding levels available from federal, state and university programs. To learn more, visit the financial aid website and scroll down to expand the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences student website.


Under the Rutgers RBHS policy (Student/Housestaff Ombudspersons Policy), each Dean has appointed an ombudsperson as a designated, confidential resource for students and housestaff ("visitors") seeking information or solutions to problems. The unique nature of the ombudsperson is one of neutrality, impartiality and independence from the School's and University's established administrative structures. The ombudsperson for SGS-Biomedical Sciences, Newark Health Science campus is Dr. Christine Rohowsky-Kochan. Dr. Christine Rohowsky-Kochan's office is in the Medical Science Building, room H596. Her email address and phone number are and  (973) 972-7394. Learn more about ombudsperson and their role through this document.

Health Insurance

Students can enroll in health insurance through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company (UHC). If you choose to waive the insurance because you are covered by another company or your parents you must waive the insurance. For further details regarding the insurance plans for full time and part time students, visit the UHC website and click on and click on Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. You will be requested to select a student type, please select the first option undergraduate/graduate students. On the next page, before you proceed, you will be asked to select the type of your student id. Please select, A+8 digits RBHS students only. Please read the information presented to you, closely.

Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA)

The VPVA office is a free and confidential resources for the Rutgers University Community. Students can reach someone to talk to 24/7 at 848-932-1181. Students are encouraged to visit VPVA office website and learn more about the impactful resources and programs.

Office of Information Technology (OIT)

SGS Newark Health Science students can reach the OIT help desk at (833) OIT-HELP (648-4357) or via email New students are recommended to take advantage of tutorials and information available on the following topics: Activate NetID, Rutgers Canvas, Rutgers WebEx, and Rutgers Zoom.

Public Safety

The Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) operates multiple fully staffed police headquarters—24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The non-emergency contact number for students on our campus is 973-972-4491. RUPD also provides Public Safety Escorts to students, faculty, and staff upon request. This service cannot be reserved in-advance. The public safety escorts provide primarily walking escort to vehicles, campus residence, or the University's mass transit system. To request a public safety escort, call 732-932-7211 and the RUPD Communication and Dispatch Center will send a public safety representative to escort you.

Emergency Notification System (ENS)

ENS is used at Rutgers University to send emergency text messages to alert subscribed users on their cell phones during situations of emergency as deemed by Public Safety. To learn more and subscribe, please visit the ENS website.

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