Classes that do.
Many of our classes incorporate opportunities for you to contribute your talents and ideas to community groups and non-profit businesses as part of your studies. You’ll make a difference while earning credit and gaining hands-on experience.
Rewarding student service.
Each student in the Rider Community Scholars/Bonner Leaders Program contributes 300 hours of service each year and receives a weekly stipend. Bonners use their passion and talents to address issues of hunger, homelessness, adult literacy and at-risk youths.
Leading authors, politicians, writers, journalists, scientists and commentators regularly appear on campus to meet and talk with Rider students, including presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee, Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Diaz, and Super Size Me documentarian Morgan Spurlock.
||Cause-related student clubs.
"Making a difference" is the goal of many Rider student organizations. They include environmental groups (Sustainable Rider) and service-oriented clubs (Circle K and Rider SERVES).
Rewarding service learning.
Rider awards academic credit for the learning that happens when doing good things. Rider’s service learning trips usually combine cultural immersion and hands-on service with the study of a country’s economy, history and social structure.