COVID-19 Update

Rutgers University has moved teaching online for the remainder of the semester. For all those enrolled in classes, all instructors should have provided you with information on how to best contact them during this period. If you have more general departmental inquiries, please contact one of us using the email addresses below. Take care, all.

Department Chair: Julie Phillips, Email:
Graduate Director: Steven Brechin, Email:
Undergraduate Director: Sharon Bzostek, Email:
Senior Department Administrator: Lisa Iorillo, Email:
Graduate Program Coordinator: Marie Ferguson, Email:
Undergraduate Administrative Assistant: Carissa Nadonley, Email:

Multigenerational Mentoring (MGM) Program

In recent years the Department of Sociology has sponsored the Multigenerational Mentoring (MGM) Program, first pioneered by one of our own graduate students, Brittany Battle.  The primary objectives of the program have been to assist undergraduates currently applying to graduate programs in the social sciences with the preparation of their application materials, and to provide students not currently in the application process with useful information about how it works and what materials are most important.  Current graduate students, Sociology department faculty in administrative positions, and Rutgers-based funding experts have participated, offering inside views of what to expect and how to apply successfully.  The program has been run across multiple weekend days, with sessions involving both group discussions and one-on-one mentoring.  We have provided some light breakfast and lunch food.  Because the program has been funded in the past by a Project AGER grant, the Sociology Department, and the Graduate Union of Sociology Students, there has been no cost for students who wish to participate.  We hope to be able to continue the program each year in October and November, around the time when prospective applicants to graduate school programs are working on their materials.  For further information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..