Community Service

Being involved in service while at Rider gives you real life experience of working with others while exposing you to issues many people face on a day to day basis. There are many ways to be involved with service at Rider University! Our hope is that you will find ways to reach out to our surrounding community through your involvement in different clubs and organizations, your academic classes, and personal initiative.

Founded in 1925, Alpha Phi Omega has been dedicated to developing students into civically engaged citizens, providing them with opportunities to develop leadership skills and build meaningful friendships while serving their campus, community, and nation. Membership is by initiation only and conducted in fall and spring each year.

Winifred Mackintosh, Chapter President,
Jane Sanchez, Advisor,, (609) 896-5000 x7079

Circle K
Circle K is the college affiliate of Kiwanis International, and is dedicated to providing students with opportunities for leadership development and to perform community service. Through these opportunities students have the opportunity to meet other CKI students around the world through national and international service and leadership events.

Community Service Learning Community
The Community Service Learning Community is a residential community of first year students who have an appreciation for and desire to perform community service. Residents will participate in programs designed to explore diversity, social justice, and community service. This year the learning community will partner with a local non-profit organization, Mercer Street Friends.

Jane Sanchez, Coordinator of Community Service,, (609) 896-5000 x7079

Community Service Council
The Community Service Council focuses on opening the lines of communication between representatives from Greek Letter Organizations and service oriented clubs and organizations. Through their collaboration, these organizations will be able to support each other in the implementation of volunteer and philanthropic events throughout the year, as well as provide the opportunity for planning joint projects.

Jane Sanchez, Coordinator of Community Service,, (609) 896-5000 x7079

Rider Bonner Community Scholars Program 
The Rider Bonner Community Scholar Program is a community service leadership development scholarship program that exposes members to issues social justice while providing them hands on experience to impact their community.

Members complete 300 hours of community service each academic year to receive an Education Award of $1,000.

Joan L. Liptrot, Assistant Director of Campus Life for Service Learning,, (609) 896 5247


RiderSERVES is a student lead community service organization. Throughout the year, members serve together in various service one-time projects. Past events have included a Holiday Flea Market for the Rescue Mission of Trenton and sorting donation at their thrift store.

Deanna Zabawa, Student President,