Mark Leadership Conference

“Dare to Dream”

Saturday, February 24, 2024

The MARK Conference is America’s largest and most immersive student-run leadership event, hosted by Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, part of Student Centers and Activities. We combine 20+ diverse speakers who have made their “mark” on society, extraordinary storytelling, and unique activities to create a virtual experience that inspires students to act, think creatively, and empower their communities. Follow us at @markconference and stay connected using the hashtag #MyMark #DaretoDream

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In-Person Tickets

Attendees join us at the Livingston Student Center where they have a full day (9AM-4PM) event with mainstages showcasing a range of speakers and student IGNITE stories along with breakout sessions, energizers, lunch, and giveaways! This is the full, interactive and immersive MARK conference experience. Tickets (valued at $150) are $20 for Rutgers students and $60 for non-Rutgers students and the general public.

The Mark Conference Planning team is dedicated to creating an open environment for all attendees and providing the necessary accommodations to individuals with disabilities and other special needs during the event. If you need any accommodations, please feel free to reach out to us at

Individuals seeking financial assistance to attend the MARK Conference should email with the subject line: Mark Conference Financial Assistance.

Are you a visiting school or a Rutgers organization looking for group tickets? Please email for more information.


Rutgers Students

Current Rutgers Students

Mainstage Sessions
Total 12 Breakout Sessions
Interactive Energizer Sessions


General Admission

Non-Rutgers Students/Staff/Faculty/Public

Mainstage Sessions
Total 12 Breakout Sessions
Interactive Energizer Sessions

Interested in group ticket sales? We offer group ticket packages at $60 for 1-5 tickets,
$55 for 6-11 tickets, and $50 for 12+ tickets for regional institutions and visiting students.

2024 Mainstage Speakers


Mariah Grippo

Director of VIP Brand Relations, Little Words Project


Raised by parents who blazed trails in business in their local New Jersey community, Mariah was destined to pursue an unconventional career path. When she met Little Words Project founder Adriana Carrig in 2016 just a year out of graduating from Rutgers University, she jumped in heart first, building the brand alongside Carrig bead by bead. 8 years and millions of bracelets later, Mariah now heads up Little Words Project’s VIP Relations, forging and nurturing relationships with notable names in the brand’s orbit including Lance Bass, Alicia Keys, and WNBA icon, Kelsey Plum.

Outside of her critical role at Little Words Project, Grippo co-hosts the Glow Through It podcast, where she and founder Adriana Carrig share candid stories about business building, friendship, relationships, and life. Well-known for sharing fearless, funny anecdotes from her dating life on TikTok, Grippo has amassed over 150,000 passionate followers who relate to the struggles of modern love.


David Iacono

Multitalented star on the rise with passion for theater, film and television


David Iacono is a true multitalented star on the rise with a passion for theater, film, and television. A graduate from the prestigious LaGuardia High School in New York, a public magnet, high school specializing in visual and performing arts, Iacono continues to propel himself forward in the industry.

Most recently, he was seen on season two of Amazon Prime Video’s young adult coming of age series “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” where he is reprising his fan-favorite role of ‘Cam,’ the straight edged, cute, and book smart local boy who develops a relationship with ‘Belly’ (Lola Tung). Based on the hit book by Jenny Han, the series follows a love triangle between one girl and two brothers, the ever-evolving relationship between mothers and their children, and the enduring power of strong female friendship. The second season premiered on July 14, 2023. Iacono was also recently seen leading the cast of Tubi and Village Roadshow’s thriller “Cinnamon.” The film follows a struggling small-town gas station attendant and aspiring singer, who meets a young hustler who quickly becomes her fiercely devoted boyfriend (Iacono). Both of their lives are sent into a tailspin after a fatal crime. The film also stars Damon Wayans, Hailey Kilgore, and Jeremie Harris. After premiering at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival, the film was released on Tubi on June 23, 2023.

He recently wrapped production on Netflix’s Dead Boy Detectives. The drama series is based on the DC Comics characters created by Neil Gaiman and is described as a fresh take on a ghost story that explores loss, grief, and death through two dead British teenagers, and their very alive friend. Iacono stars as ‘David the Demon,’ a powerful and threatening demon who torments Crystal and the Dead Boys. The series is set to premiere in April 2024.

Iacono was also seen reprising his role as ‘Eli Briscoe’ in season two of HBO Max’s Golden Globe, SAG, and Critics Choice nominated mystery/thriller series “The Flight Attendant.” The series follows flight attendant ‘Cassandra Bowden’ (Kaley Cuoco) who wakes up in a Bangkok hotel room, hungover from the night before and with a dead body lying next to her. Iacono plays the son to ‘Megan Briscoe’ (Rosie Perez) who is a colleague and friend to ‘Cassandra’ and ends up in her own web of complications. The second season premiered on April 21, 2022.

Also in 2022, Iacono reprised his recurring role as ‘Faust Aquino’ in the third season of Showtime’s crime drama series “City on a Hill,’ which stars Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge. Introduced in the second season, Iacono’s ‘Faust’ is a classmate and potential love interest to ‘Benny Rohr,’ the daughter of Kevin Bacon’s ‘FBI Agent John “Jackie” Rohr.’ He also recurred as the handsome and charming Brooklynite ‘Ralphie’ in seasons two and three of Starz’s drama series “Hightown.”

In 2020, Iacono appeared in Netflix’s “Grand Army” which tells the story of five high school students as they struggle with sexual, racial, and economic politics and fight to succeed and become somebody. Iacono starred as 16-year-old first generation Russian American ‘Bo Orlov.’ Though one of the strongest swimmers at Grand Army, ‘Orlov’ is known to be the fighter around school and likes to see how much he can get away with. The show launched globally on Netflix on October 16, 2020.

Also in October 2020, Iacono was seen in Netflix’s “Social Distance,” an anthology series from the award-winning team from “Orange is the New Black,” including Emmy award winner Jenji Kohan, Tara Herrman, Black McCormick, and Hilary Weisman Graham, who also served as showrunners. The show was produced remotely with a focus on the new bizarre, bewildering reality we were experiencing in the wake of Covid-19.

On the silver screen, Iacono’s past credits include “Joker,” “The Pastor,” “St. Vincent,” and “Choose.” On the small screen, he has been seen in “Blue Bloods,” “The Good Doctor,” “New Amsterdam,” “Strangers,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “The Blacklist: Redemption,” and “Show Me a Hero.”

Iacono was born and raised and currently resides in Brooklyn and is represented by REBEL CREATIVE GROUP.


Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH

Creative Entrepreneur, Thought Leader and Mental Health Activist


Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH (she/her) is a creative entrepreneur, digital strategist, thought leader and the founder of Saddie Baddies™ : a virtual safe space for Black and multiracial people to destigmatize mental health and initiate collective healing. Agyeman received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from St. John’s University and obtained her Master’s of Public Health in Global Health from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. It was during her graduate school career that Agyeman deepened her connection to community care and mental health advocacy. Through her experience as a teaching assistant in her graduate medical anthropology course, and later as a graduate researcher, she went on to publish one of the first cross-sectional studies regarding the mental health of children detained at the U.S.-South Texas border. Other public health topics that Agyeman uses her platform, Saddie Baddies™ to highlight include Black maternal health, social justice, and gender-based violence. Agyeman is also a distinguished public speaker and has led workshops, panels and conferences for many academic institutions, brands and businesses. Her brand, Saddie Baddies™ , is dedicated to bridging the gap between mental health awareness and minority communities through digital discourse such as the podcast: The Soft Life with Saddie Baddies, workshops, live events and creative collaboration. Saddie Baddies™ has partnered with brands such as Nike, Pinterest, Pantene and Rare Beauty as well as other wellness companies and organizations. Saddie Baddies™ has also been featured in Health magazine, PopSugar, PBS American Portrait, and SELF magazine as one of “44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive this Country.”


Ciara Chantelle

Writer, Performer and Visual Artist


Ciara is a Philly based artist who uses her personal experiences to create and share art by bringing awareness to topics such as mental health, authenticity, and genuine self-expression. A former Pennsylvania State student and school district employee, Ciara strives to educate her peers and community on what it means to be accountable, self-rehabilitate, and persistence. You can find more about her work, artwork, animal advocacy & poetry services, on all platforms including her website!

Monti Washington

Author and
Motivational Speaker

Patrice Banks

Former Auto Airhead and Founder of Girls Auto Clinic

Ms. Iana J. Daniels

US Army Active Duty Major


Kimberly A. Brown

Founder of

Dan Parris & David Peterka

Traveling Documentarians

Clint Smith

Acclaimed Spoken Word Poet
Award-winning Educator

Griffin Matthews & Matt Gould

Creators of Invisible Thread

Stephanie Klemons

Award-Winning Broadway Performer &
Choreographer from Hamilton

Nyle DiMarco

Winner of America’s Next Top Model &
Disability Rights Activist

Lexi & Alyse Scaffidi

Creators of BiteSizedFitness & The Body Confident
VS Fashion Show

Rowaida Abdelaziz

Journalist at Huffpost

Josh Rossi

Commercial Photographer and Viral Philanthropist

Fraidy Reiss

Founder and Executive Director of
Unchained at Last

Tamika D. Mallory

National Co-chair for the Women’s March

Angelo Pinto

Senior Attorney

2024 Ignite Speakers

Aditya Suresh

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Originally from Kerala, India, Aditya Suresh is currently a junior at Rutgers University, majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a contributing writer and photographer for the Daily Targum, Rutgers’ student run newspaper. Aditya also served as a peer mentor in the Global Roommate Program, supporting fellow international students in their transition to life on campus. Aditya enjoys photography, reading, and sharing personal stories on his blog.

Abdullah Mahmood

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Abdullah Mahmood, a resilient senior pursuing a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, embodying the spirit of perseverance in the face of adversity. Born amidst the chaos of war in Iraq in 2001, Abdullah’s journey has been marked by four separate refugee experiences, each presenting its own set of challenges. Despite the turmoil, he remained steadfast in his pursuit of his engineering dreams.

In 2016, Abdullah made the courageous decision to move to the United States, leaving behind the turmoil of his homeland. His determination and resilience were evident as he navigated through various leadership roles on campus, including serving as the Internal Vice President of the Minority Engineering Educational Task and as the cofounder and managing director of the Colombian American Student Association. Additionally, he has held the esteemed position of Vice President of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc. Abdullah’s journey reflects not only his personal resilience but also his commitment to community and service. From his beginnings in war-torn Iraq to his current pursuit of academic excellence in the U.S., Abdullah’s story serves as an inspiration to all who encounter it.

Kilala Yamamoto

Computer Science and Human Resources


Kilala Yamamoto, a first-generation Japanese-American freshman, is double majoring in Information Technology & Informatics and Human Resources Management at Rutgers University. She currently serves as a President of her hall’s Residence Hall Association, Social Media Manager at the non-profit organization Urban Health Collaborative, Marketing Organizer at HackRU, and SWAT member on the MARK Conference Team. Beyond campus, Kilala is a YouTuber who streams games in Japanese, and she has a passion for helping younger children through her tutoring business and volunteering as a Reading Buddy at the New Brunswick Public Library. She is also enthusiastic about meeting new people and constantly seeks opportunities to grow in various aspects of her life. She aims to foster human interaction and create a better world through community engagement within the Rutgers community.

Maksims Kurjanovics Kravcenko

Computer Science


Maksims Kurjanovics Kravcenko is an undergraduate student at Rutgers University – School of Arts and Sciences pursuing a Computer Science (B.S.) degree. He is a Head Learning Assistant, Aquatics Supervisor, and Program Coordinator seeking to establish academic excellence in his field of study. Maksims also serves as an Advisory Board for the First-Generation Students at Rutgers to ensure every student receives an opportunity in the workforce, regardless of background. Maksims was born in Latvia and raised in Spain, where he faced several societal hurdles that fueled his ambition to change the implicit bias of what an immigrant is. He hopes his journey will inspire others to take action and not fear to grow, no matter the challenge.

Herrin Fontenette

Conference Performer


Herrin Oum Fontenette is a current Junior in the School of Arts and Sciences and The Douglass Residential College, majoring in history with a concentration in black studies and minoring in public policy on the pre-law track. She is a proud poet and spoken word artist from Jersey City, New Jersey. Her pieces highlight the beauty, pain, and histories of Black femininity, Black American history, and inter-diasporic African culture, centering themes of unity, divinity, rebirth, and resistance against anti-blackness and white supremacy. Starting as a professional performer in her junior year of high school with NYC Spoken Word group Girl Be Heard, Herrin has blossomed as a speaker at Rutgers, having performed at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, the Paul Robeson Cultural Center, welcoming Rutgers Students at the Opening Convocation ceremony and winning first place in the Robeson Week Poetry Competition in 2022. Herrin currently serves as the Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb STEAM Initiatives Intern in the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, promoting the legacy of renowned professor, scientist, scholar, and first African American dean of the Douglass Residential College Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb and serves as a Racial Action Justice Fellow with the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice.

2024 Breakout Session Presenters

Randy Williams

Managing Partner, United Real Estate North Jersey


Randy Williams is a Managing Partner at United Real Estate North Jersey, Real Estate Agent Mentor & Coach, and Licensed Sales Professional with 10 years of experience in the industry. His Brokerage is amongst the top 1% of all brokerages in the country with over $750 Million in annual sales volume in 2023. Randy empowers his team to operate at the highest level by utilizing a perfect blend of transformational & servant leadership strategies. He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Prior to his career in real estate, Randy worked as a Vice President of Internal Audit & Senior Auditor for various wall street firms in the Financial & Banking Industry for 12 years. Much of his professional skillset and business acumen acquired throughout the years have proven to be useful and gives him a competitive edge. When Randy is not running his brokerage, he enjoys spending time with his partner and daughter and occasionally smoking a fine cigar.

Jack Ramirez

RUSA Student Body President


As a junior studying Political Science with a minor in Critical Intelligence Studies, Jack Ramirez is deeply passionate about understanding the complexities of governance and the nuances of national security. His dedication to academic excellence is paralleled by their commitment to leadership and service on campus.

Currently serving as the Student Body President, Jack stands at the forefront of student advocacy, working tirelessly to address the needs and concerns of their peers. Prior to this role, he held several significant positions within the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA), including College Ave Representative, SAS Senator, and Sexual Violence Education Chair. In these roles, he demonstrated a steadfast dedication to promoting inclusivity, safety, and educational initiatives within the campus community.

Outside of their academic and leadership endeavors, Jack is an active member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, where he serves as Historian. Through their involvement in Sigma Chi, they contribute to fostering a sense of brotherhood and camaraderie while upholding the values of scholarship, leadership, and service.

Aarushi Fernandez

RUSA Student Body Vice President


Aarushi Fernandez, a senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering at the School of Engineering, is also a prominent figure on campus as the current Student Body Vice President. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Aarushi brings a unique out-of-state perspective to her university community.

In her role as Student Body Vice President, Aarushi is dedicated to representing the student body’s interests and needs. She works tirelessly to address concerns, advocate for positive change, and foster a supportive campus environment for all students.

Beyond her leadership in student government, Aarushi is actively involved in her cultural and service sorority, Delta Kappa Delta Sorority, Inc., where she contributes to promoting cultural awareness and community service initiatives.

Combining her academic pursuits with her commitment to student leadership, Aarushi strives to make a meaningful impact both on campus and in the wider community. She looks forward to leveraging her experiences and skills to continue advocating for student rights and driving positive change during her tenure as Student Body Vice President.

 Mark Insights

2024 Emcees

Jonathan Bellinghausen

Student Body President of the Rutgers Business School


Jonathan Bellinghausen is a senior at Rutgers-New Brunswick from Randolph, New Jersey, majoring in Business Analytics and Information Technology with a minor in political science. He is a member of the Cap & Skull Senior Honor Society and a Dean’s List student.

Jonathan currently serves as the Student Body President of the Rutgers Business School, where he advocates on behalf of over 5,000 students to University leadership. He is also a Mentorship Assistant at the RBS Office of Student Support, Engagement, and Leadership and a Supervisor at the Office of Information Technology. Jonathan serves on various committees, including President Holloway’s Student Advisory Committee and Vice Chancellor Salvador Mena’s Student Advisory Committee.

Some of his previous leadership roles include Vice Chair of the Rutgers University Student Assembly’s Allocations Board, where he has overseen over $7M in student fees distributed to hundreds of student organizations. Jonathan also had the opportunity to teach a class of students about the business world as a First-Year Interest Group Seminar instructor this past fall. Upon graduation, Jonathan will join Prudential Financial in their Global Technology group and hopes to continue his advocacy work in his free time.

Jessica Singh

Student Body Vice President of the Rutgers Business School


Jessica Singh is a senior at Rutgers-New Brunswick majoring in Finance and a Dean’s List student. She will be pursuing a Master’s of Financial Analysis this Fall.

Jessica currently serves as the Student Body Vice President of the Rutgers Business School, where she advocates on behalf of over 5,000 students to University leadership. She is also a Student Manager at the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership. She has also been involved in the Mentoring Programs offered by RBS (RBS Peer Mentoring and TeamUp Mentoring).

Some of her previous leadership roles include Treasurer and Head of Allocations for the Rutgers Business Governing Association, where she has overseen and managed over $500K in student fees distributed to business student organizations. Upon graduation, Jessica will be returning to JPMorgan Chase as a Global Finance and Business.

2024 Energizers

Little Words Project

“Dream” Gold Plated Bracelets (200 Attendees will receive a bracelet)


The Bunny Experience


Mediation Room

Glow in the Dark Mini Golf

Silent Disco

Legendary Balloon Bridge

Rutgers Zone Gaming Room

2024 Mark Captains: Planning Team

Rut Mehta

MARK Leadership Conference Intern


Rut Mehta is a junior double majoring in BAIT and Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. He is the Mark Conference Undergraduate Intern, responsible for overseeing the Mark Captains and SWAT team. Currently building an Extended Reality (XR) startup, he is extremely passionate about futuristic technologies, solving real-world problems, design thinking, and entrepreneurship. His hobbies are photography, table tennis, calisthenics, and chess.

Caitlin Uriarte

MARK Speakers Captain


My name is Caitlin Uriarte. I am currently a Graduate Student at the Rutgers School of Public Health with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Health Sciences. I hope to graduate by May 2024. A fun fact about me is that I am an influencer under @cu.behindthescenes. I am a lifestyle influencer and love highlighting fun activities anywhere I go. I have had amazing collaboration opportunities with businesses in London, Arizona, NJ, and NYC. I hope to collaborate in more places in the future and share my love for travel. I hope to one day incorporate Public Health and Communication, possibly Health Communication campaigns with an influencer twist. I was an Ignite Speaker two years ago, an Ignite Speaker Captain last year, and now the 2024 Speakers Captain. In my Ignite speech, I spoke about how I tried to find my identity after graduating in 2019 and getting my first real job in the real world. I was able to train student speakers to take on the MainStage and it was great to create a bond with each one of them. As you can probably tell I love making my MARK and being a Scarlet Knight. I am so excited for this year’s MainStage Speakers! I had fun brainstorming who would fit our theme of “Dare to Dream.” I would love to leave my mark on Rutgers and the world by showing the grit I had over the years from Undergraduate years to Graduate years. There will be trials and tribulations but when you keep going it shows true character and authenticity and you will find yourself along the way. An important woman in my life, my mom, told me all the time growing up, “If there is a will there’s a way!”

Manveen Kohli

MARK Energizer Captain


Hello! I’m a Junior at Rutgers Business School. I’m majoring in Finance and minoring in Human Resource Management. I am a Co-Captain for Energizers and am excited to put everything together for a successful conference!

Along with that, I love to stay involved on campus. I’m currently serving on the E-Board and as a Site Leader for RU Alt Breaks. This spring break , I will be leading a trip to DC that focuses on serving vulnerable communities in the capital city. I also work at the Asian American Cultural Center ( AACC) as a Building Manager and Mentor!

Dafney Jimenez

MARK Transformation of Space Captain


My name is Dafney Jimenez, I am currently a sophomore majoring in Supply Chain management. Being a part of the Mark conference as a SWAT team member during my freshman year, inspired me to help my peers and build up my personal skills while also making friends with my other teammates. Being a captain this year for the conference has helped me give back to a community of students that I resonate with. This experience has not only honed my leadership and organizational skills but also deepened my understanding of the dynamics within team settings and the importance of effective communication. It has been a rewarding journey to see the impact of our collective efforts on the conference’s success and the positive feedback from participants.

Jui Khatal

MARK Transformation of Space Captain


My name is Jui! I am a TOS mark captain, majoring in philosophy and environmental policy. Planning on going into politics and environmental law, I really feel inspired to pursue my purposes, because of MARK and my fellow colleagues. Since freshman year as SWAT, and then as a MARK captain, I have learned a lot of skills, values and most importantly perseverance from the team and the conference.

Raghu Wable

MARK Tech and Logistics Captain


Hello! I’m Raghu Wable, a junior majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Data Science. I am the Tech and Logistics Captain for the 2024 MARK Conference this year. My hobbies include cooking and playing sports like basketball and badminton. I love hanging out with friends and equally love meeting new people. I want to make this year’s conference feel more personal and fun. With my team’s help, I hope you can enjoy the MARK conference and have a unique experience!

Amanda Osborne

MARK Energizer Captain


Amanda Osborne is currently a senior pursuing an undergrad BFA in Dance with a second major in English at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts and in the 5-year Ed.M. program with certification in Dance Education (K-12) offered jointly through the Graduate School of Education. She is currently a Resident Assistant on the Cook/Douglass campus. She has previously been a Site Leader for Rutger University Alternative Breaks and Transformation of Space MARK Conference Captian. She is looking forward to being a part of the conference again!

Maya Ragab

MARK Public Relations and Outreach Captain


My name is Maya Ragab, a sophomore at Rutgers Business School pursuing a dual major in Supply Chain Management and Marketing, with a concentration in Global Business. Being the Public Relations and Outreach Captain for the Mark Conference holds special significance for me, as it aligns with my passion for bringing people together and initiating meaningful dialogues. What particularly resonates with me is the purpose the Mark Conference embodies. I find great fulfillment in contributing to an event that encourages individuals to dream big, fostering an environment where ambitious ideas can flourish. The conference’s focus on daring to dream aligns with my belief in the power of bold aspirations, and I am enthusiastic about playing a role in promoting such an empowering message within the Rutgers community.

2024 SWAT Planning Team

Armoni Le Biology or Exercise Science
Rishi Mehta Psychology and Biology, Health Administration
Saman Seshadri Computer Science
Zubaida Ghani Biology
Amanda Tsai Political science
Ruchi Mashruwala Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Aniya Mysore Finance
Shilvi Shah BAIT & SCM
Sri Nandan Gondi Computer Science
Kilala Yamamoto Computer Science and Human Resources Management
Sejal Kunigiri BAIT
Alsu Mustafayeva Political Science
Aditya Suresh Electrical and Computer Engineering
Fatima Niangado MPH, Global health
Tamanna Gupta Computer Science
Olga Guante Information Technology and Informatics
Emma Mallory Linguistics
Zarin Sharif Supply Chain Management
Ava Miller Communication
Yufan Yao Communication
Jessie Luo Business Analysis and Information Technology
Roni Snitkovsky Finance
Aniela Krzeminska Supply Chain Management
Diya Patel Finance
Taiki Yanagihara BAIT and Finance
Isabella Chico Marketing
David Gregory Physics, Economics
Javier Rodriguez Electrical computer engineer
Radha Patel Computer Engineering
Ayaan Qayyum Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sydney West Information Technology and Informatics, Theater

Staff Team

Lawrence Owens

Assistant Director, Student Involvement and Leadership

Karima Woodyard

Director, Student Involvement and Leadership

MyMark Awards 2024

A huge part of the conference is the annual MyMark Awards where we recognize students, student orgs, staff/faculty and departments for their contributions to the Rutgers community.

Deadline to nominate is Tuesday, February 13th at 11:59PM. All nominees should plan to attend the conference to accept their glass Award Trophy. *Every student leader nominated will get (1) free ticket for the conference so they can attend. (1) person from each nominated student org/department/unit will get (1) free ticket for the conference so they can attend. Recipients will be announced at the conference.

My Mark Leadership and Service Awards:

  • MyMARK Award—This award is given to a student leader or student organization that has made an active commitment to advocacy and student support on campus.
  • Exemplary Leadership Award (Student Leader) –This award is given to recognize the outstanding leadership demonstrated by a student while attending Rutgers University – New Brunswick. This will also serve to encourage students to actively participate in co-curricular activities and develop leadership skills that will serve the locally and abroad.
  • Outstanding Student Organization Award (Student Org) -This award is given to recognize the outstanding leadership demonstrated by a student organization. This student organization empowers student leaders to reach their full potential and works to connect students to resources and opportunities on campus and the surrounding area.
  • Outstanding New Student Leader Award (Student Leader) – recognizes a student leader (in their first year as a student leader on campus) who has contributed significantly to the university community through active involvement in co-curricular activities.
  • Outstanding Student Volunteer Award (Student Leader or Student Org) – recognizes a student or student organization who have made an outstanding contribution to the community and university through service.
  • Student Organization Outstanding Program – This award recognizes an event/program/initiative by a student organization that has worked to build a cohesive university community.


Gold Level

 Silver Level

The Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC)
The Center for Latino Arts and Culture (CLAC)
The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE)
The Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) 

Bronze Level



Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
Student Centers and Activities
Rutgers Residence Life
Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb S.T.E.A.M. Women’s Empowerment Initiatives
Rutgers University Student Assembly
Rutgers TRIO Program
St. Peter’s TRIO Program
St. Peter’s EOF Program
RU-Camden Support Services
RU-Camden Student Success
RU-NB Off Campus Living and Community Partnerships
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) EOF
Rutgers New Student Orientation
Asian American Cultural Center (AACC)
Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA)
Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC)
School of Engineering
Center for Latino Arts and Culture
Lehigh University
Elevations Printing Services

Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb S.T.E.A.M. Women’s Empowerment Initiatives

Rutgers Recreation

If you are interested in partnering with the 2023 Mark Leadership Conference as a sponsor, email for more information.


The 2023 conference will take place at:

Livingston Student Center
84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway NJ 08854

If you are a visitor who needs to park (and do not have a Rutgers permit), we have reserved lots 105, 112, Green & Yellow near the Livingston Student Center (LSC), for the event.

Non-Rutgers attendees and speakers can park in this lot on the day of the conference without a permit. Please note, current Rutgers students must park in their permitted lot. View the weekend bus schedule here.

Contact Us

This conference is an initiative of Student Centers and ActivitiesStudent Involvement and Leadership team, in the division of Student Affairs. Contact the Student Involvement and Leadership at (848) 932-4093,