Leadership Development Program - Co-Curricular Point Categories and Values

Revised November 2014

Important note: The following list of organizations and leadership positions worth co-curricular points is NOT exhaustive. If you feel that your participation in an organization is worth points and you do not see it listed, please contact the Director of the LDP to determine an appropriate value.

Total Points required for the Certificate in Leadership:
At least 200 co-curricular points are required by a member’s graduation date.  Any leadership positions and opportunities completed during a member’s time during college (whether at Rider or another higher education institution) will count toward the co-curricular point requirement, both prior to and during membership to the LDP.

Click on a category to see organizations and point values:

DISCLAIMER: When both a member and leader within one organization during any given semester, only the points for the leadership position (i.e., Executive Board position) will be counted.


Academic Clubs

Executive Board Positions 15 points per semester
Committee Positions 10 points per semester

Included in this category are the following organizations:
CBA: Accounting Society, AMPD, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, DAARSTOC, Delta Sigma Pi, Economics Club, Entrepreneurial Studies Club, Finance Society, FBLA/PBL, HRMA, International Business Club, IMA, LDP, MASA, Minding Our Business, Omicron Delta Epsilon, ODK, Pi Omega Pi, Pi Sigma Epsilon, Sigma Iota Epsilon, Technology Club
EDU: Council for Exceptional Children, Student Education Association
LAS: American Medical Students, Global Studies Society, History Club, Law and Justice Society, Model UN, Philosophy Club, Psychology Club, PR Society, Sociology Club, Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, Writer’s Block
WCC: National Association for Music Education (NAFME)


Campus Media

Executive Board/ Editorial Positions 15 points per semester
Committee Positions 10 points per semester
Published Contributions (if not an executive board member or editor) 5 points per semester

Included in this category are the following organizations:
On Fire!!!, The Rider University Network (R.U.N.), Rider News, Shadow Yearbook, Venture, WRRC 107.7 FM


Community Service Organizations/Volunteerism

Bonner Scholars/Americorps 25 points per semester
Bonner Scholar Site Leaders 5 additional points per semester (total of 30 points per semester)
Executive Board Positions 15 points per semester
Committee Positions 10 points per semester

Included in this category are the following organizations:
APO, Circle K, Community Service Council, Rider SERVES, Bonner Community Scholars, Student Blood Council 

Volunteerism**

Community Service Organization Member (e.g., Big Brothers/Big Sisters) - 3 - 8 hour weekly commitment 2 points per week up to 25 points per semester
Community Service Organization Member (e.g., Big Brothers/Big Sisters) - 0 - 3 hour weekly commitment 1 point per week up to 15 points per semester
Community Service Event participant 5 points per event
Community Service Event Organizer/Implementer* 15 points per event
EMS Volunteer (e.g., volunteer firefighter, EMT) 10 points per semester
Service Trip (1-2 weeks) 5 points
Service Trip (Semester Long) 15 points

*LDP 200 class service project does not receive points
**Volunteer points only counted for community service completed above and beyond requirements of other organizations (i.e. Bonner)


Fraternities and Sororities: Social/Cultural/Honorary/Professional

Chapter President 20 points per semester
Executive Board Member 15 points per semester
Chair Position 10 points per semester
House Senators 10 points per semester
Initiation/Induction 10 points

Included in this category are the following organizations:
Social/Cultural: Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Phi Epsilon, Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Lambda Theta Alpha, Lambda Theta Phi, Phi Sigma Sigma, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Zeta Phi Beta, and Zeta Tau Alpha
Professional/Honors: Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Phi Omega, Beta Alpha Psi, Alpha Psi Omega, Delta Sigma Pi, Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Lambda Pi Eta, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Alpha Iota, ODK, Order of Omega 


Multicultural Organizations

Executive Board/ Editorial Positions 15 points per semester
Committee Positions 10 points per semester

Included in this category are the following organizations:
Asian Students at Rider, Black and Hispanic Alliance, Black Student Union, French Club, Spectrum Pride Alliance, German Club, Rider International Student Association, Japanese Pop Culture Society, Latin American Student Organization, Rider Organization of Caribbean Affiliated Students, Women’s Center


Special Interest Groups

Executive Board/ Editorial Positions 15 points per semester
Committee Positions 10 points per semester

Included in this category are the following organizations:
Alternative Film Club, Art Society at Rider, Chess Club, College Republicans, Rider University Veterans Association, ROOTERS, Sustainability Club, BranchOut, College Democrats of Rider Univeristy, TRANSFERmation, Wildlife Conservation Club


Spiritual/Religious Organizations

Executive Board/ Editorial Positions 15 points per semester
Committee Positions 10 points per semester

Included in this category are the following organizations:
Catholic Campus Ministry, Christian Fellowship, Hillel, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Rider Christian Fellowship, Muslim Student Association, Protestant Campus Ministry


Student Government and Councils

SGA Executive Board Positions 25 points per semester
Senators/Council Board Positions 20 points per semester
Team Leader Positions 15 points per semester
Chair Positions 15 points per semester
Bronc Aide 15 points per semester
Running for a SGA position 5 points

Included in this category are the following organizations:
SGA, Senate, SFB, RHA, ACS, IFC, Panhel, IGC, SEC, Class Councils, Programming Board


Arts, Dance, Music, and Theater

Executive Board Positions 15 points per semester
Choir Director 15 points per semester
Theater Production Director/Stage Manager 15 points per production
Assistant Stage Manager/Assistant Director/House Manager 10 points per production
Singer/Musician/Dancer 5 points per semester
Lead Choreographer 5 points per show (additional)

Included in this category are the following organizations:
Theater and Music Theater Productions, Brown Water Coffeehouse, Dance Ensemble, Dance Team, Rider University Choir, Rider Vibes, Deaftones, VoiceMail, Rider University Bronc Band, Westminster Community Orchestra, Unashamed Gospel Choir


Club Sports/Intramurals

Team Captain/Executive Board Member 15 points per semester
Team Member 5 points per semester
Forming a New Club Sport 5 points

Included in this category are the following organizations:
Adventure Club, Badminton, Baseball, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Running, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Unified Sports, Volleyball, Club Sports Council


Intercollegiate Athletics

Team Captain 20 points per semester
Member 10 points per semester
SAAC Member 5 points per semester

Included in this category are the following organizations:
Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading and Stunt Team, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming/Diving, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, and Wrestling


On-Campus Student Employment and Leadership

Residence Life

Resident Advisor 25 points per semester
House Manager 25 points per semester
Commuter Assistant 20 points per semester

Summer Employment at Rider

Orientation Leader 20 points per semester
Summer Conference Leader 20 points per semester
Summer Conference Assistant 20 points per semester
EOP Summer Counselor 15 points per semester

Office of Admissions

Tour Guides 15 points per semester
Ambassadors 10 points per semester
Open House Speaker 5 points

Peer Tutors, Assistants, and Mentors

RAP Peer Assistant 15 points per semester
Lead Peer Tutor (Student Support Services)/Supplemental Instruction Leaders 15 points per semester
Freshman Seminar Peer Leader 15 points per semester
MSLI Peer Leader 15 points per semester
Science Learning Community / GLASS Mentor 10 points per semester
Peer Tutors 10 points per semester
LDP Mentor 10 points per semester
Lambda Pi Eta Mentor 10 points per semester
Sanda/International Student Mentor 10 points per semester
PHOCUS 10 points per semester

Sustainability at Rider

Eco-Rep 15 points per semester

Supervisors/Managers

Aramark Student Manager 20 points per semester
Student Center Manager 20 points per semester
Rec. Programs/Student Intramural Supervisors 15 points per semester
Rec. Programs Official 10 points per semester

Internships/Externships/Research/Off-Campus Employment

15 - 16 Week Internships or Externships (1 semester) 20 points
10 - Week Internships or Externships 15 points
6 - Week Internships or Externships 10 points
1 - 2 Week Study Abroad 5 points
15 - 16 Week Study Abroad (1 semester) 15 points
Student Teaching (Education majors) 20 points
Practicum (Education majors) 5 points
Independent/Field Research (1 semester) 15 points
Research Lab Assistant 15 points
Managerial position at an off-campus business 10 points
Summer Camp Counselor (off-campus) - full summer 15 points

Leadership Development Opportunities

Emerging Leaders / MSLI participant 15 points per semester
Small Business Institute 15 points per semester
Minding Your Own Business* 15 points per semester
GOALS Program (Greek Life) 10 points per semester
Community Standards Board member 10 points per semester
National Conference presenter 10 points
National Conference attendance (e.g., NACA) 5 points
Coach (e.g., local sports team coach) 10 points per semester
University Committee, Tripartite, or Task Force member 5 points per semester
Case Competition (e.g. Johnson & Johnson) 10 points

*unless counted for the Multicultural/Ethics Elective