The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is committed to being a good neighbor. The College Trustees, President, faculty and administration believe that the College should serve as a resource to its community, perhaps even more so during these difficult economic times. As a relatively stable segment of the local economy, Stockton has an obligation to aid those who are less fortunate.
Among the College’s ongoing community initiatives are:
- Re-employment conferences: Conferences designed for community members to re-train and re-invent themselves to compete in the current economic environment were sold-out events and were covered by national and statewide media. Additional conferences are planned by our Division of Continuing Studies.
- Stockton is partnering with the Federal Aviation Administration, Atlantic County government, other colleges and universities and private industry to build an Aviation Research and Technology Park close to campus. When completed, the facility will add diversification to the workforce, serve as an economic driver within the economy of New Jersey, particularly in the aviation industry, and provide as many as 2,000 high-tech jobs.
- Stockton’s Career Center is offering free job-placement assistance to members of the community in addition to our current students and alumni.
- The College was recognized recently as having the best record in the state of New Jersey for awarding vendor contracts to minority and women-owned businesses.
- Stockton adopted a flat-rate tuition policy enabling undergraduate students to graduate earlier and save thousands of dollars over the course of most baccalaureate degree programs.
- Stockton’s Small Business Development Center helps local businesses associated with the casino industry to thrive, assists start-up businesses and provides new direction for laid-off workers or those individuals who are seeking to change careers for entrepreneurial enterprises.
- The Southern Regional Institute-Education Technology Training Center offers technology-proficiency programs for businesses and individuals in addition to its services in area schools.
- Stockton is New Jersey’s Green College. Since its founding, Stockton has been committed to a minimal carbon footprint. Today, the College offers one of the first and most comprehensive assessments of its environmental impact of any school in the United States. Learn more about our green-friendly geothermal heating and cooling systems, Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage system (ATES), solar panels projects and more at our GREEN COLLEGE Web site.
- A new self-supporting nonprofit corporation, Stockton Affiliated Services, Inc., was established to improve operations and the financial standing of the College.
- Stockton’s Performing Arts Center serves as a cultural hub for southern New Jersey, offering a wide range of performances and programs as well as offering the use of its facilities to outside groups.
- The Campus Center is the largest building project in College history, built in keeping with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold Standard in sustainable design. It provides 153,000 square feet of space for many campus services.
- The Stockton Institute for Gaming Management (SIGMA) partnership with Spectrum Gaming offers training and re-training initiatives for casino workers.
- The William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy serves as an independent voice to advocate for the policy needs of the southern New Jersey region.
- Stockton received a major Environmental Stewardship award from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for reduction of water use and use of renewable energy.
- The Stockton Center on Successful Aging (SCOSA) promotes research, education and services to respond to local, regional and statewide needs related to population aging. The Center’s core mission is to encourage older residents to “age successfully” through vital involvements and engagement in their community. SCOSA enhances Stockton’s leadership in gerontological education among New Jersey’s higher education community and expands the activities and offerings of Stockton College’s existing Gerontology Program.
- The Institute for Community Development of Southern New Jersey, a collaboration between Stockton College and Atlantic Cape Community College, cultivates nonprofits and community-based entities through the delivery of high quality technical assistance and training.
- Community Mediation Services: A partnership of Stockton College, Atlantic County Bar Association and Atlantic County government, Community Mediation Services provides free mediation services to Atlantic County residents. The goal is to help people resolve conflicts peacefully and appropriately. For additional information call 609-345-7267.
- The Stockton Center for Community Schools is partnering with the Atlantic City School district to provide integrative after school services at New York Avenue and Sovereign Avenue Schools. In addition, community projects including urban gardens and an urban mural beautification project are under development with community partners.
LEARN MORE: Read about Community Partnerships