Five houses have been designated specifically for members of the Greek community. They are located on Sorority and Fraternity Rows, near Centennial Lake. Each house has a full time professional live-in Community Director and an undergraduate Community Assistant. Both act as liaisons between Residence Life, Facilities, and the Office of Student Involvement. These special group living units provide students with the unique opportunity to balance extra freedoms with added responsibilities. This housing privilege is bestowed either by designated spaces or within an entire freestanding house. The regulation of these facilities is in accordance with the Code of Social Conduct within the Source.
Each chapter with housing is required to meet specific minimum occupancy levels and other regulations. For this reason, each student who joins a fraternity or sorority with housing is required to live in the house when there is room. Information concerning Rider’s Greek community and housing can be obtained from the Office of Student Involvement at [email protected]
Rider University does not recognize any fraternity or sorority that maintains an official off-campus residential house.
Community Directors and Community Assistants
Each chapter has a full-time live-in professional Community Director and one undergraduate student Community Assistant who is employed by the University. Both work with the Department of Facilities Management, Public Safety, and the Offices of Residence Life and Fraternity and Sorority Life to ensure that the house operations run smoothly.
Each staff members provides information regarding fire safety, occupancy, facilities issues, and works with the University to provide the best environment possible for their organizations. They also organize programs, oversee room selection, schedule home improvement days, and are the key link for house operations.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. Am I required to live in the house?
A. Yes. Students at Rider who live on campus and join fraternities and sororities must participate in room selection in the area designated for their membership. They will not be permitted to room select in the residence halls unless there is no room for them in fraternity and sorority housing.
Q. Who is eligible?
A. All active members are eligible to live in their chapter facility.
Q. What is the cost to live in the house?
A. Listed below is the per semester cost to live in a standard double room in the house. The difference in costs is reflective of those houses that operate their own kitchen. The additional fee goes towards the inspections, maintenance, and utilities that the University pays to keep the kitchen open and operational.
Q. Do I have to pay the Room Deposit to live in the house?
A.Yes. Room Deposits ($200) are due during the spring semester. This deposit is required if you want housing next Fall. Payment may be made through the Cashiers office (x5390) in the second floor of the student center, or online. This deposit must be paid each year you wish to live on campus/in the house. This deposit may be refundable under certain time restrictions. Please contact the Office of Residence Life for more information.
Q. Do I have to fill out a Housing Application to live in the house?
A. Yes. If you pay your housing deposit, you will be required to complete your Housing Application during the Greek room selection.