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The Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at University Heights is part of the Newman Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Newark. For years, through the grace of the Holy Spirit, Newman Catholic has been dedicated to serving the students at Rutgers University - Newark, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and Essex County College.

By creating an awareness of the Catholic faith on each campus among students of each campus, providing publicity and personally outreaching to each campus, fostering a welcoming atmosphere to build community, and by sponsoring various special events for the enjoyment, benefit, and growth of the student communities, Newman Catholic seeks to point every person we meet to Christ.

In short, we seek to serve students in their spiritual, moral, and intellectual development and to help them enter into a deep, personal relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. All of this is done in accordance with the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. By doing all of this, we seek to present the truth, beauty, and goodness of the teachings of Christ and His Church to the students, faculty, and staff of the university communities we serve.

The Newman Catholic Ministry at University Heights is a Tier I Organization at Rutgers University - Newark.


Authentic community is an essential aspect of the "Heart to Heart" spirituality inspired by Blessed John Henry Newman. We all look for true love and long-lasting friendship. Far from being a mere club or group of people with common interests, the Newman Catholic Community strives to be an example, a shining light on our university campuses, of the true communion and inter-personal unity which has its foundation not in us, but in God himself. 

It is in community that our love finds its unique and proper expression.

"Thus community becomes "Schola Amoris," a School of Love, for young people and for adults -- a school in which all learn to love God, to love the brothers and sisters with whom they live, and to love humanity, which is in great need of God's mercy and of fraternal solidarity” (Fraternal Life In Community, 25).

If you are looking for opportunities to meet young men and women who form part of this community, we have a number of activities for you to attend! Check out our Events to learn more!