Clubs and Activities

The Rider News
Rider's award-winning student newspaper is published weekly during the academic year around campus and on the web. Students are responsible for all aspects of the publication, including selling advertisements; writing, editing, taking photos, and laying out the pages; submitting the paper to the printer in electronic form; and maintaining the website. Full scholarship for executive editor and half scholarship for managing editor. The advisers are Dr. Tom Simonet and Dr. E. Graham McKinley.

In the spring of 2013, The Rider News won first place for General Excellence in the New Jersey Collegiate Press Association's annual awards, and second place in the Northeast states for Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper in the Society of Professional Journalists' contest.

To contact The Rider News, email to ridernews@rider.edu, or call (609) 896-5256. The news office is in the basement of Ridge House.


The Rider University Network (R.U.N.)
The Rider University Network is a student organization that produces television programs in the Department of Communication and Journalism’s Television Studio. Programs are regularly broadcast on the campus network and are available everywhere online. Current productions can be seen at www.rideruniversitynetwork.com.

Scholarship support is given to the network's student producer.


107.7 The Bronc
The radio station broadcasts on a frequency of 107.7 MHz. Offering public-affairs programming along with entertainment shows that take advantage of an extensive music library, the station helps students polish both on-air and management skills. John Mozes is the General Manager. The WRRC-FM studios are on the ground floor of The Bart Luedeke Center; telephone (609) 896-5369 or (609) 896-5211.

Scholarship support is given to the station's student General Manager and the Project Director.


Rider Public Relations Society
This association supplements classroom and internship learning for public relations students through speakers, field trips and networking opportunities. Workshops on writing resumes and preparing for job interviews are held for members. Dr. Nancy Wiencek is adviser.


Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society
Lambda Pi Eta is the honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). It works to recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies; to stimulate interest in the field of communication; to promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; to establish and maintain closer relationships and mutual understanding between communication studies faculty and students, and to explore options for graduate education in communication studies.

To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must have completed 60 semester credit hours (90 quarter credit-hours); have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 for all courses taken; must be in the upper 35% of their institutional academic class; have a GPA for all communication studies courses taken of at least 3.5; have completed the equivalent of 12 semester credit-hours in communication; and currently be enrolled as a full-time student in good standing as determined by institutional policies. In addition, students should also display commitment to the field of communication, and all persons considered for membership shall exhibit high standards of personal and professional character and shall support the purposes of the honor society. Our department became a member of LPH in 1994.  Dr. Minmin Wang, Dr. Yun Xia, Dr. Shawn Kildea, and Dr. Sheena Howard advise the chapter.