Student Government & Leadership

Alma Mater Online Voting Information

The Rider University Lawrenceville and Westminster Student Government Associations (SGA) are proud to announce the launch of the Alma Mater Contest. All students, faculty and staff members of the Rider community will have the opportunity to make Rider history by voting on which of the two Alma Maters, titled "Cranberry and White" or "The Right and Ready," they like best.

The audio files, lyrics and music sheets to both selections can be downloaded and heard here:


“Cranberry and White”

In the heart of central Jersey, “in all things prepared,” proudly stands our Alma mater, school without compare. Our home in Lawrenceville shines bright for ev’ryone to see, in Princeton, all Westminster sings: “let us be judged by our deeds.” Cherished by thy sons and daughters, mem’ries sweet and strong, ‘round our hearts, O Alma mater as we sing our song. We sing our love and loyalty, sing our hopes so bright, to Rider University: Cranberry and White! 

“The Right and Ready”

The right and ready of Rider stand waiting in the wings, to learn and to share with all who play and sing. Through toil and strife we stand together joined on one journey, now leaders of today, success we will bring! Rider! Rider! May you stand forever so we may learn your ways!

Online voting will be open from Tuesday, April 14 at 8:00 a.m. through Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Please use the voter login URL below, along with your unique username/password, to vote for your favorite Alma Mater selection. 

Your unique voter credentials are listed below - you can only vote once and must do so during the voting time period listed above:

Thank you in advance for voicing your opinion and casting your vote. The winning song will be announced and sung for the first time this Friday, April 17 during University Day at 8:15 p.m. at the Ben Cohen Turf Field [Rain Location: Rider Pub]. We look forward to seeing many of you there for this historic event!

For questions about the contest, contact

For a full University Day schedule of events, visit



2014-2015 SGA Contact Information

Association of Commuting Students
Represents the needs and viewpoints of the commuter student population and helps to make commuters feel that they are an integral part of the campus community.

President - Enza Talluto,
Advisor – Richard Kopp,

Class Governments, Princeton 
Governance for the student population based on class year at Westminster Choir College.

Emerging Leaders
Become recognized as a significant student leader among your peers.  This program offers all new students an opportunity to become involved in campus life and begin to develop the leadership skills needed to be successful in a professional career.  Network with fellow new students; connect with key student leaders, alumni, staff, and faculty and design and implement major student social events.
Lawrenceville Advisor - Nicholas Barbati,

Princeton/Westminster Choir College Advisor - Christopher Botti,

Graduate Student Association, Princeton based
Student governance for the graduate student population at Westminster Choir College.

President – TBA in Fall
Advisor – TBA in Fall

Graduate Business Student Association
An association established to enhance its members’ connectedness through a variety of professional, informational and social activities and events.

Programming Board, Princeton based
Provides entertainment to Riders University’s student body while serving social, multicultural, educational, and recreational needs.

President - Heather Jones,
Advisor - Jane Ferrick,, 609-921-7100 x8264

Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Acts as a community government for each resident hall. RHA represents the rights and wellbeing of all resident students while providing programming that will benefit them.

Lawrenceville President - Kalyn Nevitt,
Lawrenceville Advisor - Jane Ferrick,

Princeton (WCC) President - Amanda Abdill,

Princeton (WCC) Advisor - TBD

Student Entertainment Council (SEC)
SEC is the main event programming student organization on the Lawrenceville campus. Students involved with the SEC will learn about performance management from booking an act to implementing technical components of a contractual rider.
President - Evan Gurman,
Advisor - Nicholas Barbati,

Student Finance Board
Governing body that oversees the Student Activities Fee on behalf of the Student Government Association.
Lawrenceville Chair - Shaun Bartole,
Lawrenceville Advisor - Richard Kopp,

Princeton (WCC) Chair - Samantha Scully,
Princeton (WCC) Advisor - TBD

Student Government Association
Main student governance body of Rider University.
Lawrenceville President - Allison Koury,
Lawrenceville Advisor - Richard Kopp,
Princeton (WCC) President - Noreen Goldberg,
Princeton (WCC) Advisor - Christopher Botti,