At Rider, success is about having the right support.
The Student Success Center offers Rider University students free programs and services designed intentionally to maximize student involvement in their own learning and development. Our staff of administrators and trained professional and peer tutors, graduate assistants, peer assistants, and student success coaches work collaboratively with students as they discover options for creating academic and personal success.
The Student Success Center mission is to enhance student learning and development through our programs and staff.
Our goal is to assist Rider University students as they:
- become active, informed, and confident learners
- learn to manage themselves
- accept responsibility for their choices
- make positive contributions to the campus community
Resources to develop your own academic self management plan:
Programs and Services
The Student Success Center offers free tutoring to all Rider students and is staffed by peer and professional tutors through our internationally certified tutor training program. Our comprehensive tutoring services include:
Our Peer Tutors are successful Rider University undergraduate students, recommended by faculty and trained through an internationally certified tutor training curriculum. They provide Peer Assisted Study Sessions -- individual or group tutoring sessions -- free of charge, for most content courses offered at Rider. Students review course content and develop sound study strategies with successful peers who have already mastered the material.
Our Student Writing Tutors can help students improve their writing across the disciplines at any stage of the writing process through individual appointments.
Our Professional Tutors have advanced degrees and are available to work with students individually to improve their reading, writing, or study strategies, time management, organizational strategies, and English as a Second Language skills.
Our Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders are peer tutors who collaborate with the course professor and specially trained Student Success Center staff to assist students in specific courses. SI Leaders attend class and hold multiple review sessions each week. These specially trained tutors guide students as they review course content by utilizing creative, interactive study techniques.
Rider Achievement Program
First-year students admitted to the Rider Achievement Program (RAP) are required to participate in an exciting two-week long summer program that eases the transition to college and to be part of a specially designed program offered during their first year at Rider.
Academic Probation Supports
REACH: Raising Expectations for Academic Change
Students on conditional academic standing are encouraged to participate in this Student Success Center program designed to help them REACH their academic goals by providing them with the tools and strategies needed to succeed in their studies.
Contact the Student Success Center
The Student Success Center offices are located in the Bart Luedeke Center, Suite 237. Additionally tutoring is provided in select residence halls and in other satellite locations. For more information about these Student Success Center programs, please e-mail us at StudentSuccessCenter@rider.edu.