Through collaboration, knowledge sharing, and leveraging our community's expertise across Rutgers, we will build an institutional strategy to promote access and educational equity across the academic life course: pre-college outreach and preparation; transition to college; undergraduate resources and supports; and preparation for post-graduate success.
& Excellence Collaborative
The Educational Equity and Excellence Collaborative (E3C), partners with our outstanding access and equity initiatives at Rutgers, and facilitates an eco-system that is committed to equitable outcomes for New Jersey’s historically underserved populations. Funded in part by a U.S. Department of Education grant, the Collaborative will deepen relationships with K-12 and higher education allies across our state.
The E3C will support the innovative pre-college access and student success programs across Rutgers by providing opportunities to build capacity and enhance collaboration. The E3C will create a clearinghouse of resources for students, families, and educators, sharing best practices through symposiums and innovation labs, and supporting cutting-edge research. Through the Educational Equity Innovation Fund, the E3C will incentivize faculty and staff to explore ways to increase access and success for students from lower-income and/or other historically underserved backgrounds. The E3C will provide a platform to amplify the enduring Rutgers story of opportunity and excellence to prospective educational and philanthropic partners.
Submit a Proposal for an E3C Innovation Fund Grant
Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to submit one proposal per program, department, or group by midnight on Monday, April 17, 2023, or Monday June 1, 2023.
Together We Will
Through The Educational Equity Innovation Fund, the E3C will highlight, recognize, and reward initiatives, departments, and people across the university that advance our goal to increase access and success for students from lower-income and/or historically underserved backgrounds
The E3C will provide a platform to amplify the enduring Rutgers story of extraordinary access and excellence to prospective educational and philanthropic partners
The team is led by Aramis Gutierrez a nationally recognized and award-winning college access professional, highly sought-after presenter/speaker, and advocate for Educational Equity.