Office of Community Standards

Our Mission

The Office of Community Standards supports the overall mission of the University by fostering a commitment to social and ethical responsibility. The office serves the Rider Community by:

  • Fostering awareness of Rider University policy through oversight and promotion of the student handbook, The Source.
  • Educating the Rider community by promoting the University's Statement of Community Values.
  • Providing a fair and equitable enforcement of the Code of Social Conduct through the involvement of students, faculty, and administrators.
  • Managing information in a confidential manner.
  • Acting as a competent team member of Student Affairs.

Statement of Community Values

In our endeavor to make Rider University a just community, we commit ourselves, as caring individuals, to the following principles:

  • That our rigorous intellectual life nourishes our minds and spirits;
  • That no person roam these halls as a stranger;
  • That integrity of word and deed forms the foundation of all relationships;
  • That we recognize that real leadership is derived from service to others;
  • That we celebrate our differences for they are our strength;
  • That we are proud of this special place, entrusted to us by past generations, nurtured by us for future ones;
  • That we share not on Truth, but respect our common pursuit for understanding;
  • And through the time we spend here, we are forever joined to each other and to Rider University.

Meet the Staff

Keith R. Kemo
Director
Office: Bart Luedeke Center 116
Phone: (609) 896-5000 x7312
Fax: (609) 896-2088
Email: kkemo@rider.edu

Cristy Ziegler
Coordinator of Community Standards
Office: Bart Luedeke Center Room 118
Phone: (609) 896-5000 x7014
Fax: (609) 895-5479
Email: cziegler@rider.edu
 Carol Harris
Administrative Specialist
Office: Bart Luedeke Center 116
Phone: (609) 896-5000 x7401
Email: caharris@rider.edu 
 Ashley Castiglia
Graduate Assistant
Office: Bart Luedeke Center
Phone: (609) 896-5000 x 7465
Email: castigliaa@rider.edu