A new school year is a time of excitement and activity for all students, but students in the Honors College at Rutgers-Camden have been busy, going above and beyond to support local charitable organizations.

Nitan Shanas, a junior Psychology major and Civic Scholar at Rutgers – Camden, is organizing a sleep out to support Joseph’s House in Camden. This effort will raise awareness for the homeless population in Camden County and will raise funds for Joseph’s House, one of the largest overnight homelessness shelters in Camden City. The sleep-out will occur on November 14th starting at 8 p.m. and will end the next morning at 7 a.m. Registration can be found here, and, this is an Honors Approved Service for Fall 2019 engagement opportunities. 

Erin Daly, a junior English Major, and Olivia Cale, a junior Marketing Major have taken lead on organizing an Honors College team to walk in support of the American Cancer Society’s annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” event. This year’s walk will take place on Sunday, October 20th at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, NJ. Erin and Olivia are co-captains for this annual team walk, and more than 50 other students have signed up for the walk. In addition to their role leading students during the walk, Erin & Olivia have organized pre-walk t-shirt making parties (an approved campus activity). These events, taking place October 14th through 17th, give students a chance to come together to learn more about the cause and get-to-know fellow teammates. This walk is also and Honors Approved Service for Fall 2019 engagement opportunities. 

A photograph of Sunday’s participants

The Honors College applauds these efforts and will always seek to support and highlight Honors College students who do great things for their communities.