SOCIOLOGY is the scientific study of human social life, groups, and societies.
Sociology faculty pursue cutting-edge research in the areas of culture, gender, inequality, health and aging, population, politics, globalization, economic life, crime, the environment, tecnhnology, and social networks.
We invite you to make a gift and make a difference to Sociology students and faculty by supporting our Sociology Gift Fund:
Contributions to the Sociology Gift Fund benefit the following initiatives:
- Graduate Student Support
Support undergraduate and graduate students by providing travel stipends and awards for exceptional teaching and research. Awards include honors for outstanding theses, dissertations, and publications, and travel funds to facilitate student research presentations at professional conferences.
- Multigenerational Mentoring Program
Foster the mentoring of undergraduate students who hope to pursue graduate study in sociology or related social sciences. We provide advice, mentorship, and writing guidance to undergraduate students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college.
- Intellectual Community
Help sustain departmental activities and initiatives, including seminars, distinguished visiting scholar symposia, technology enhancement, and small pilot grants to encourange new and innovative research. We also hope to launch a new public lecture series, where our graduate students and faculty share their work with the community beyond Rutgers.
Our vision for the future includes the establishment of new endowed professorships and graduate student fellowships to enhance our ability to recruit the best faculty and graduate students to our program.
To learn more about these and other exciting giving opportunities, please contact the School of Arts and Sciences Development Office at