All of the fraternities and sororities at Rider are chapters that are sponsored by national organizations. As a result, there are many regulations and expectations placed on the group and its members. As Rider embraces these groups for the benefits they provide, we feel that it is imperative that they receive proper advising and mentoring so that they can meet the standards and continually improve their offerings.
The Office of Greek Life provides support and resources to the fraternities and sororities and is the link between the organizations and the administration. There are two Coordinators of Greek Life who serve as the primary advisors to our chapters and governing council. They also plan and execute the majority of the programs and events for our Greek students. Our extended staff includes members from the Residence Life, Campus Life, and Community Standards. Our staff provide experience, student development opportunities and one-on-one advising for chapters and individual members. Additionally, the Office of Greek Life at Rider is unique in that it provides a live-in professional staff member for each of the six Greek houses on campus. Please check out our full staff listing.
In addition, the Office requires that each chapter has a faculty/staff advisor from the university who works outside of our department as well as a key alumni advisor who lives and works in the area and is a member of the organization. The purpose of these advisors is to provide additional guidance and assistance to the groups about issues specifically related to their organization, to have additional mentoring opportunities and to give the students support for their activities.
The Office of Greek Life collects statistics about our chapters to ensure they are meeting requirements and living up to their values. For summary information about our chapters and community, please view these reports from Spring 2009:
Greek Life Traditions and Events
There are many events that take place each year specifically for fraternities and sororities. The majority of these events are organized by students under the advisement of the Office of Greek Life.
Greek Leadership Education and Training
Leadership has always been a value held in high regard within fraternities and sororities. The Office of Greek Life provides many opportunities for students to get involved and receive specialized training and transferable skills.
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.