Unity + Diversity = University | Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs at Rider University seeks to compliment and support the university’s efforts to reach and foster the understanding and appreciation of different cultures and ways of life that are shared by diverse groups of people through programming, policies and best practices. 


It supports all of the cultural-based organizations on campus. They include:

  • Asian Students at Rider (ASAR) 
  • Black & Hispanic Alliance @ Westminster (BHA) 
  • Black Men Unified (BMU)
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM)
  • HILLEL (Jewish Student Organization)
  • Japanese Pop Culture Society
  • Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
  • LOCKS (Loving Our Curly, Kinky, Straight) Hair Club
  • Multicultural Student Leadership Institute (MSLI)
  • Muslim Student Association (MSA)
  • Rider African Student Association (RASA)
  • Rider Christian Fellowship (RCF)
  • Rider International Student Association (RISA)
  • Rider Organization of Caribbean Affiliated Students (ROCAS)
  • Rider Women United (RWU)
  • SGA Diversity Council (LAW & WCC)
  • Spectrum Pride Alliance (SPA)

Some campus-wide events/programs supported by the Office of Multicultural Affairs are:

  • Unity Day
  • Celebration of Lights
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • World Aids Day
  • Black History Month
  • Chinese New Year
  • National Coming Out Day
  • Women’s History Month
  • Asian Heritage Month
  • Rider Cultural Fest