Leadership & Involvement

Residence Hall Activities

To help make your campus experience a memorable one, your RA will plan regular programs for you and your fellow hall mates. From structured activities to spur-of-the-moment informal gatherings, hall programs span a variety of topics.

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

All resident students automatically become members of RHA and are encouraged to participate in the organization in a leadership role. Several hall government positions offer new residents the opportunity to run for office each fall. Through RHA, residents can represent their hall on campus committees and projects, and plan programs for their hall and the greater campus community.

Resident Advisor (RA)

A Resident Advisor is an undergraduate student who is responsible for a number of resident students. He/she assists in the social, educational, cultural and community development of students on the floor and in the residence hall. The RA serves as a communicator, listener, and initiator of activities, resource person, limit-setter, administrator and friend. The residence life staff is an extension of the Residence Life Office, and is an integral part of its success by receiving suggestions and feedback from students. The Resident Advisor is a representative of Rider University, and acts as a positive role model for others both on and off campus.

Office Assistant (OA)

The Office Assistant position is a great leadership opportunity on campus. If offered this position, you will have the chance to work with various leaders and gain skills that will help you excel after graduation. By working as an Office Assistant in the Residence Life Office, you will have the opportunity to network with other departments on campus and allows you to explore other opportunities to become involved on campus.

Building OA
To provide high quality customer service to all residents, parents, and all other customers, as well as to support the Resident Director and Resident Assistants as needed. Act as a liaison between the students, visitors/guests, and staff. Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Distributing mail
  • Distributing packages, and equipment
  • Helping students with lock outs or lost keys
  • Other duties as assigned.

Area Office OA
To provide high quality customer service to all residents, parents, and all other customers, as well as to provide support the Area Directors. Act as a liaison between the students, visitors/guests, and staff. Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Basic clerical duties such as, filing, copying, etc.
  • Assisting Area Directors with specific projects or assignments
  • Other duties as assigned.

Central Office OA
To provide high quality customer service to all residents, parents, and all other customers, as well as to support the Office of Residence Life. Act as a liaison between the students, visitors/ guests, and staff. Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Picking up remade keys and delivering them to specific buildings,
  • Filing
  • Assisting with projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Download the Office Assistant Application (pdf)

Bronc Buddy

The Bronc Buddy component of the Orientation Program was established to assist new students and their families with the transition into college. Bronc Buddies help new residents move into their assigned residence halls, escort new students to opening weekend events, and facilitate various activities for the new students. Bronc Buddies serve as liaisons to the new students through their first few days in the Rider Community.