Founded at Rutgers College on January 18, 1900, Cap and Skull is an organization that, by rewarding excellence in academics, athletics and the arts, has fostered achievement at Rutgers and beyond. For over a century, its members have set a model of leadership for the University through their actions as individuals and as an organization.
Of the 26,000 undergraduates who attend Rutgers University, New Brunswick each year,
only eighteen will be tapped for membership into Cap and Skull at
the end of their junior year. Attachments between members are strong
and enduring. Once you're a member, you're a member for life.
It is no exaggeration to say that Cap and Skull represents the greatest honor a student associated with Rutgers University can obtain. Selection is not based simply upon positions obtained during one’s college career, but by the demonstrations of leadership, academic standing, and character.