In the spirit of the predecessor organization (Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance) which was founded in 1989, the organization was relaunched in 2001 by several Alumni on the New Brunswick campus when it hosted its first annual Family and Friends day during the Homecoming weekend. The event provided Alumni the opportunity to network and attend Homecoming festivities for which many never experienced while students at Rutgers. The event became the soundboard and vehicle for Alumni to reconnect with one another and more importantly, the Rutgers community. Throughout the years, RAAA, Inc. continues to have an ever increasing presence on campus as a means to enhance relationships with both the student body and the University.
Membership in the Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance (RAAA), Inc. is a catalyst to establish and sustain lifelong connections with fellow Alumni and the University while fostering a greater sense of community. Membership provides endless opportunities to connect, communicate and collaborate with fellow Rutgers Alumni.
In addition to providing operational support, membership dues aid in supporting programs and initiatives which in turn assist the organization in realizing the potential of the RAAA, Inc. network. All graduates from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey are eligible for regular membership. Non graduates are also eligible for membership and are classified as Associate members. Our membership dues are extremely affordable and provide the foundation of support for which we can build on.
- Discounts to select RAAA, Inc. events and services
- Discount entertainment offerings from Plum Benefits
- Official RAAA, Inc. pin
- Networking and professional development opportunities
- Voting privileges in RAAA, Inc. elections – Regular members only
- Stakeholder in the future development of RAAA, Inc.
As Rutgers Alumni, we are well aware of the benefits that we enjoy, including (but not limited to) a rich network of professionals, entrepreneurs and civic and non-profit leaders within and outside of the state of New Jersey. The students of Rutgers remain among the best and brightest in the world as they continue to find growth at Rutgers University intellectually, socially and professionally. RAAA, Inc. strives to foster and enhance unity amongst Alumni, students, faculty and staff of African ancestry via programming and active participation in the lives of our students. It is our goal to harness the potential of our Alumni network as we aim to be the voice of our constituents to affect positive change at Rutgers University and the community at large. It is our obligation as Alumni to support, encourage and develop our students while providing them with opportunities that may or may not have been afforded to us as we continue to highlight and celebrate the contributions of our fellow Alumni.