Mission and History RUSA is the student government for the undergraduate student body at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. Founded in September of 2005, RUSA has a long history of advocating for student needs and creating tangible change on behalf of our peers. Through legislation, town halls, student organization allocations, and meeting with students and administrators alike, we are able to impact the student experience. RUSA is more than just a student government. We are a collection of student voices that are more powerful together.