The campus centers at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, are the hubs of community life for all members of the university community. The campus centers provide the services, conveniences, and amenities students need in their daily life on the campus. They also provide a place for students to get to know and understand one another through informal association outside the classroom. As centers of university community life, the campus centers serve as a laboratory of citizenship. Through their governing boards, committees, and staff, they provide cultural, social, civic, and recreational programs aimed at providing a learning experience and an extension of the classroom experience.
The Busch Campus Center, Cook Campus Center, Douglass College Center, Livingston College Center, and Rutgers Student Center (including the Rutgers College Student Activities Center) are the five campus centers serving the New Brunswick/Piscataway university community. Facilities available in the centers include offices and/or work space for major student organizations; a number of quiet, comfortable lounges for relaxing between classes; game rooms; arts and crafts centers; multipurpose rooms for concerts, lectures, and theatrical productions; an array of meeting rooms; and food courts with a variety of menus.