Gary and Barbara Rodkin Center for Academic Success

The Gary and Barbara Rodkin Center for Academic Success will serve to support the academic achievements of Rutgers' approximately 700 student-athletes. With academic support services ranging from individual tutoring to workshops and seminars, the Academic Success Center will nourish the minds of our Scarlet Knights. This state-of-the-art facility will also be the new home for our men's and women's soccer and men's and women's lacrosse programs. The facility will include dedicated training and equipment spaces for each program, new lounges and meeting spaces, offices, and locker rooms that will not be shared with visiting teams.

The Impact

Donor support is essential to helping student-athletes reach new heights and will make their continued success in the classroom and in competition on a national stage possible.

Gary and Barbara Rodkin Center for Academic Success

  • An academic center to serve all of our Rutgers Scarlet Knights
  • Environment to support academic advising, learning specialists, one-on-one group tutoring as well as workshops and seminars
  • Team study halls and computer labs
  • An expansive lounge area to foster peer-to-peer learning among student-athletes from all sports
  • A home for men's and women's soccer and men's and women's lacrosse
  • New year-round locker rooms that will not be shared with opposing teams
  • New lounges and meeting spaces in which teams can build camaraderie and trust
  • Strength & Conditioning Area for on-site training and development
  • Proximity to the sports medicine team
  • Additional meeting space to host career networking nights with players and alumni
  • Dedicated training space
  • Strength and Conditioning area

"This new facility will allow us to take our training to the next level. With state of the art locker rooms and video capabilities, as well as the close proximity to our training field, our program will be given the best opportunity to improve their craft on a daily basis."

Laura J Brand
Head Coach | Women's Lacrosse

"The great state universities pride themselves on excellence, both in academics and athletics," Being a successful student-athlete is a difficult balancing act. These young men and women represent us. We feel a responsibility to help provide the resources necessary for them to achieve on the playing surface and in the classroom."

Gary Rodkin RC'74
Rutgers Donor


Renderings and Floor Plans

Part of the Rutgers Athletics R Big Ten Build, the Lacrosse and Soccer Training Complex will include state-of-the-art amenities that will transform the student-athlete experience by improving individual development and will increase Rutgers' ability to attract and retain outstanding student-athletes and coaches. Empower student-athletes by investing in this critical project and help lay the foundation for championship athletic programs at Rutgers.

Naming Opportunites

Leave a lasting impact on Rutgers Athletics by funding one of the following opportunities in your name or that of someone special with a gift payable over five years.

Naming Opportunities