On Campus Living - PRCC Living Learning Community

Here at Rutgers – New Brunswick, the Paul Robeson Living Learning Community is a residential community available for students who are interested in exploring issues/ideas related to the Black diaspora, identity, history and cultural manifestations.  

The Paul Robeson Living-Learning Community was established in 1976 and is a symbol of acknowledgment of the late Paul Robeson, a celebrated African-American activist, scholar, artist, athlete, and Rutgers graduate. This community places special emphasis on aiding first-year students as they make the transition from high school to college.  It encourages community interaction and involvement, scholarship, as well as self-growth. Community members stress cultural enrichment and awareness among themselves, other members of the residence hall and the Rutgers community.  They work collaboratively with staff and faculty mentors towards academic achievement and excellence.  The community strives to engender curiosity, interest and understanding of the history and origins of the African Diaspora and the relevance and importance of that understanding in day to day life. 

Learn more about the Paul Robeson Living Learning Community Here 

PRCC Community Ambassador Program

Within the Paul Robeson Living Learning Community, there is also the opportunity to become a Community Ambassador in the Community Ambassador Program (CAP).

​Paul Robeson Cultural Center Community Ambassadors (CA’s) are a group of student representatives from the Paul Robeson Living-Learning Community, selected to serve as the face of the cultural center, spread awareness about,  and assist with providing programmatic opportunities to our community that are an extension of the mission of the Paul Robeson Cultural Center.  

As a Community Ambassador, students are expected to work collaboratively with the PRCC professional and student staff, anchored by the three foundational pillars of the living learning community ​ 

  • Scholarship​ - Past events include book reads, movie watches 
  • Heritage​ - Cultural center programming - Check out last year’s virtual art gallery! 
  • Service - Includes office hours at the PRCC, a CAP service project 

Selection/Application Process

Students who have participated in the Paul Robeson Living-Learning Community and taken the seminar, may come back  the following year and participate in the Community Ambassador Program (CAP). Applications for the 2021-22 school year are currently closed.