Welcome from the SGA President
My name is Dylan Erdelyi and I am honored to be serving as your Student Body President. On behalf of the Rider University Student Government Association, I am excited to welcome you to the 2020-2021 academic year.
This year might look a bit different than what we are used to, considering the major global changes that have occurred as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Regardless, SGA is committed to “leading students towards a complete university experience.” I stand fully behind that vision and I am looking forward to ensuring robust academic programming and vibrant out-of-classroom experiences for all students this year, however that translates to our current climate.
The Student Government Association was first officially recognized by Rider University and given governance power over student social life in 1969. At the time, women were not allowed in male dormitories on campus, and students wanted a key system that would allow them to interact with the opposite sex before their curfew. In the 1968-1969 school year, the Dean of Students denied this privilege to the student body. On April 29th, 1969, over 300 women performed a sit-in at the Moore Library. Following this demonstration, on August 6th of that same year, the Board of Trustees recognized SGA to govern the student body, with an extensive charter of rules and safeguards. Now, just over 50 years later, SGA serves an extended purpose but believes in our organization’s founding principle, that innovative action can lead to radical change.
I am looking forward to working with you and for you this year. SGA commits to advocating for students’ inclusion in campus-wide decision-making and community-building efforts, including as it relates to welcoming our fellow students from Westminster Choir College. If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].
In Omnia Paratus,
Dylan Erdelyi ’21
Student Body President
Student Government Association (SGA) Official Documents
About the Finance Board
Purpose: The authority to approve appropriations of the Lawrenceville Student Activities Fee is invested in the Lawrenceville SGA Student Finance Board.
The finance board is a subcouncil of the Student Government Association under the Vice President of Finance and Administration that exists to support the initiatives, goals, and activities of Rider organizations and departments by allocating revenue from the Student Activity Fee and fairly distributing it to organizations and departments on the Lawrenceville Campus. The Finance Board applies consistent unbiased funding decisions to represent the interests of Rider full-time undergraduate students and enhances campus life by supporting the educational mission of Rider University. The Student Activity Fund is broken down into smaller pods of funding: Budgets, Allocations, Spontaneous, Late Night Weekend Programming, and Conference funding.
For the most up-to-date schedule and information including meeting times, funding request forms and check requests, please refer to the LAW Student Finance Board page on Bronc Nation.