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Mission Statement

The Eagleton Political Journal is a non-partisan, academic-based student journal dedicated to transforming political thought into meaningful practice. By providing a student platform for thought-provoking political research and analysis, the Eagleton Political Journal will act as a hub for political dialogue. The journal will enable students from across Rutgers the opportunity to engage with and learn about American politics. With the Eagleton Political Journal, Rutgers will continue to serve its students and the greater New Jersey community as a centerpiece for political discourse and engagement.

Non-Partisan Claim

The Eagleton Political Journal is a non-partisan publication that promotes student voices from all majors, communities, and parties. While the staff of the Eagleton Political Journal is non-partisan in their selection and revision of articles, writers for the journal may make specific political arguments backed by verifiable research. The Eagleton Political Journal does not support any individual politician, political party, student government candidate, student government party, or political ideology.

Civil Discourse Disclaimer

The Eagleton Political Journal aims to foster a healthy and respectful environment for political discussion. To guarantee this environment, the Eagleton Political Journal requires all participants in the Journal and other events convened by or affiliated with the Journal agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • The Eagleton Political Journal retains the right to reject submissions that include hate speech, targets certain populations, or does not align with the mission of the Journal or the Eagleton Institute of Politics.

  • Always focus conversation on ideas and not specific people or groups. While context is necessary, we should not be limited by the context of a person or group nor assume a person’s beliefs based on their other opinions.

  • All conversation and deliberation will be validated, respected, treated fairly, and conducted with curiosity.

  • Recognize that a meaningful exchange of ideas requires different perspectives based on shared facts.

  • Lived experiences dealing with historic marginalization, identity, or socioeconomic status will be respected as much as research.

  • Be receptive to criticism and multiple points of view.

  • Respect the host or moderator of the conversation or debate.

  • Students involved in the Eagleton Political Journal and the Eagleton Institute of Politics are expected to comply with the Rutgers University Code of Conduct

Speech Guidelines

The Eagleton Political Journal prides itself on being clear, concise, accurate, and factual. To maintain our position as an accessible political journal for all students, the Eagleton Political Journal requires all of its participants to abide by the following speech guidelines in their speech and writing:

  • Avoid using overly complicated or elaborate language.

  • Avoid demeaning or inappropriate comments.

  • Differentiate between fact and opinion. Facts must be cited, while opinions must be supported by research.

  • Plagiarism will not be tolerated under any circumstances and all sources that are consulted must be cited appropriately in Chicago Style footnotes as well as a bibliography.

For more information on academic integrity at Rutgers University, visit this page.