Office of Greek Life

Contact Information
Bart Luedeke Center, Student Affairs Suite
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
TEL: 609.896.5235
FAX: 609.895.5479
MAIL: greeklife@rider.edu

Mission Statement
Fraternities and sororities, rich with traditions, pride, and sense of community make tremendous contributions to the college communities in which they are a part.

The Office of Greek Life at Rider University believes in the benefits of fraternities and sororities and promotes a positive environment for these organizations to assist in the development of men’s and women’s intellect, values, leadership, relationships, and citizenship.

The Office of Greek Life provides programs and services that enhance the academic experience, promote responsibility, teach transferable skills, and provide direction for each Greek organization in order to assist those groups to achieve high standards in all that they do.

Focus Areas and Goals
The Office of Greek Life has worked with chapter and council presidents, house managers and various other community members to develop goals to guide us throughout the years in developing action plans for improving our Greek Community. We have goals related to seven focus areas of Greek Life.

Office of Greek Life Staff
There are seven full time staff members who work in some capacity to support the fraternities and sororities at Rider.

Programs and Services
The Office of Greek Life works with our organizations to provide social, service, leadership, and educational programs to aid in the personal development of students who join fraternities and sororities.

Standards and Expectations
Beginning in 2008, fraternities and sororities are evaluated annually with regard to a comprehensive set of behavioral and performance expectations that resonate with Rider University’s values, its Strategic Plan and recommendations from the Presidential Task Force on Alcohol, Personal Responsibility, and Student Life. Expectations fall into six major categories: academic achievement, leadership development, programming, chapter operations, risk management, and housing. Check out our organizations to get information about each chapters status and standards rating.

House Management
Rider is proud to be able to offer many types of theme housing on campus for our students. Many of the fraternities and sororities have the privilege of being housed on Fraternity and Sorority Row at the west end of campus. We do not recognize any chapters that maintain an official off campus residential house.

Parents Information
As a parent, you may have a number of questions about your son or daughter’s desire to join a fraternity or sorority. The Office of Greek Life understands that you have probably seen and heard a lot of things to make you doubt the benefits of membership. We are happy to discuss our organizations with you at anytime if you contact us directly. Additionally, we have provided some specific information that may assist you with common concerns.

Alumni Information
Fraternity and sorority membership is not just for your college years but for a lifetime. As alumni, we encourage graduates to stay connected and involved in whatever way they can. To find out how to get move involved as an alumnus, contact the Office of Greek Life or the Office of Alumni Relations.

Resources
To better advise our chapters and provide detailed information to all, we have included some resources such as frequently used forms, policies, and links to relevant information.