RUDM Structure

Every year, more than 2,000 Rutgers students commit their time and effort to Rutgers University Dance Marathon (RUDM), making it the largest student-run philanthropic event in New Jersey. Whether choosing to volunteer or to dance, our students work year-long to raise money for Embrace Kids Foundation to improve the lives of children with cancer, blood disorders, or sickle cell and their families.

The RUDM leadership is called the Central Planning Team (CPT) and is comprised of six teams, each with one Director and one or more Assistant Directors.

RUDM Teams

The Dancer Relations team recruits for DM and organizes color wars. Some of the team’s responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment
  • Team Reps
  • Color teams
  • Line dance
  • Floor and stage entertainment

The Event Logistics team manages all aspects of weekend-of Dance Marathon duties, including logistics, meals, and operations. Some of the team’s responsibilities include:

  • Inventory
  • Load in / Load out
  • Zones and security
  • Meal procurement / Meal sponsors
  • Meal preparation & serving

The Family Relations team acts as the liaison between the Central Planning Team and Embrace Kids Foundation and RUDM Alumni. Some of Family Relations’ responsibilities include:

  • Rutgers University Dance Marathon Alumni (RUDMA) Liaison
  • Alumni outreach & career exploration
  • Embrace Kids Foundation Liaison
  • Cause Education
  • RU4Kids Program
  • RUDM & Embrace Kids Foundation Special Events

The Finance Team oversees all financial related aspects of the Marathon. Some of the team’s responsibilities include:

  • Budget
  • Data Analytics & Tech Support
  • DM Fundraising
  • Student Fundraising
  • Gear & Giveaways
  • Sponsorships

The Human Resources team organizes all Dance Marathon participants. Some of the team’s responsibilities include:

  • Director/AD Professional Development
  • Staff Logistics
  • Captain Interviews and training
  • Dancer Communication
  • Volunteer Training & Scheduling

The Marketing team manages all RUDM messaging to the Rutgers community and beyond. Some of the team’s responsibilities include:

  • Website
  • Social Media Content Calendar
  • RUDM Special Events
  • Newsletters