Learning By Doing

Learning doesn’t happen the same way for all of us, and it definitely doesn’t happen all in one place. We learn by tackling projects, taking on leadership roles, meeting new people, traveling to unknown places – the possibilities are limitless. Our Engaged Learning Program gives you the opportunity to be captivated and motivated by eye-opening, life-changing experiences in nearby communities and all over the world.

Where Theory Meets Practice

Do you remember the first time you experienced the thrill of learning something new? As humans, we’re wired to continually learn — but it takes a special commitment to create the kind of learning that engages your mind and heart, empowers your growth and forges enduring relationships that will last a lifetime. That’s what you’ll find at Rider.

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Travel, Create, Lead, Serve (and More)

Engaged Learning allows you to combine academics, career goals and activities to reflect your personality and interests. Together, the six categories of the program will allow you to create a meaningful education that is uniquely yours.

The Engaged Learning Mission

Let us help you build bridges between your course of study and the world in which we live.

Earning Your Transcript

  • Think of your personal and educational experiences as points that add up steadily each semester, which are collected and displayed on your Engaged Learning Transcript (ELT).
  • All students earn points in the same way, by taking an approved course, by participating in approved experiences, or by completing volunteer community service hours.
  • Only courses taken at Rider University and experience or service hours performed while a Rider University student are eligible to earn points towards your Engaged Learning requirement.
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Rider University showed me things that I did want, and offered me so many opportunities to start to change my destiny and pursue new interests.
RahQuan King '19
Accounting
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Your Path to Success

If you learn one thing about Rider, we want it to be this: Your goals are within reach. Rider's aim is to provide you with transformative experiences so you can move forward fearlessly. As a Rider graduate, you'll depart with newfound confidence and a career game plan. Here's how we build the foundation to your success. 

Start your journey, gain experience, become career-ready, and launch your future