About SAEE

Established in 2013 Student Access and Educational Equity (SAEE) is an umbrella organization comprised of nine administrative units that work collaboratively to decrease the achievement gap of historically underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income students. SAEE is a unit within the Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs-New Brunswick that provides academic, personal, career, financial aid advising, and financial literacy for students from high school through graduate and professional school.  SAEE includes both federal and state-funded grant units. We serve approximately 2400 undergraduate students within 10 Rutgers schools, not including existing high school students served in Upward Bound programs.  SAEE seeks to ensure its values are at the core of every unit, program and initiative with the University and SAEE strategic plans in mindAccess, Student Centered, Partnership, Inclusivity and Progressive Thinking. As of 2015 SAEE is responsible for the administration of RU-1st to expand services to first-generation students’ campus-wide.

Federal Trio Programs include:

Upward Bound

Upward Bound Math-Science

Ronald E. McNair Program

Student Support Services


State Funded Programs include:

School of Arts & Sciences (SAS) EOF Program

School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) EOF Program

Graduate EOF


NSF Funded Program:

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP).


SAEE also operates three university funded initiatives:

Educational Outreach

SAEE Administrative Offices

RU-1st Alliance