Co-Curricular Engaged Learning Experiences
Both on- and off-campus, you will find countless opportunities to participate in the six categories of engaged learning. You can also earn points by volunteering for community service projects.
Both Experiences and Service Hours earn points based upon the hours of time spent in the activity:
- 1 point for every 20 - 49 hours completed
- 2 points for up to 99 hours completed
- 3 points for 100 or more hours completed
Experience and Service Hours submitted must be performed while you are an active, currently enrolled student in your first term or later. Hours served before your first term or while you do not have Active status are not eligible to earn points.
To Earn Points for a Co-Curricular Engaged Learning Experience
Refer to the list of approved co-curricular Engaged Learning Experiences below to plan for your experience points or to see what is available at Rider. To be awarded points for these experiences, you must submit an Engaged Learning Experiences form in Bronc Nation.
After you submit the experience form in BroncNation, a designated faculty or staff member will review it. Sometimes an experience will be denied and returned to you with suggestions on how to improve your reflection. You have the opportunity to make edits and resubmit it for another review. If you feel your experience meets the requirements needed to earn points but it was denied you may appeal that decision with your academic dean.
By the end of each semester a report of all approved experience points earned is sent to the Registrar to be uploaded onto your Engaged Learning Transcript.
There are several pre-approved organizations listed below that you can work with, but you are not limited to only those on the list. If you volunteer for an organization not listed in the Civic and Community Engagement (CCE) category below, you need to record those service hours in Bronc Nation.
About Reflection Sessions
Once your 20+ service hours are approved you will be contacted by the Office of Service and Civic Engagement to participate in a reflection session. This is an informal meeting of your peers where a leader will ask you to share insights on your experience, in order to receive your points.
- Your service hours may be submitted and approved in one or more semesters and the reflection session you attend could be in a different semester.
- You are not required to attend a session that takes place in the same semester that your hours were served, but until you attend one you will not earn the points.
- If you submitted 20 hours of service and attend a reflection session, you will not earn another service hour point or attend another reflection session until you reach a total of 50+ service hours, then 100+ service hours.
- As you continue to accumulate hours over the years, the maximum number of reflection sessions you must attend is three, one session for each point earned up to 3.
- There is no limit on the number of service hours you can submit. The organizations you serve will continue to be noted on your Engaged Learning transcript each semester.
- Distance Learners: When you are contacted by the Office of Service and Civic Engagement you will need to make them aware that you will need special accommodations (i.e. a conference call, or Skype) in order to participate in the reflection session that meets your schedule.
Church Choir Participation
Church Music Director
Coordinator of Student Recitals
Editor of a Rider Paper or Online Publication (The Rider News, Venture, The Shadow)
Music Computing Lab Monitor (WCC)
Musical Dance or Theatrical Performance - not for credit
Radio or R.U.N. Show Host or Producer
Rider Choir or Music Group Member or Director
Student Accompanist (for WCC class or studio)
Tapestry Media Learning and Teaching Opportunities
Westminster College of the Arts Outreach
Other Experiences not listed above can be submitted for consideration by selecting this experience type (AMC:Other) in Bronc Nation
NOTE: The following community service activities involve an on-going commitment from participants totaling at least 20 hours of service. Submit your hours in BroncNation using the experience form name below.
If your volunteer organization is not listed below, or if you are volunteering at one or more organizations for less than 20 hours each, see To Earn Points for Community Service above.
Bonner Community Scholar
Community Service Event Coordinator
Community Standards Board Member
MSLI Ambassador (Multicultural Student Leadership Institute)
MSLI Participant (Multicultural Student Leadership Institute)
MSLI Peer Leader (Multicultural Student Leadership Institute)
Music in Prisons Volunteer
New Student Engagement Experience
Petey Greene Program
Professional Association Committee Member
Service Trip Coordinator or Participant
Trenton Schools Music Program
Unified Special Olympics Bowling Team
University Committee Participation
Womanspace Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocate Training
Innovation to Market (I2M)
Lab Assistant (including TV Studio Lab)
McNair Summer Research Program
Public Musicology Special Events
Regional/National Conference Presentations
STEM Summer Science Institute and Seminar
Student Co-Editor of Online Journal (Music or Research)
TJBot Tech Club Workshop
Other Experiences not listed above can be submitted for consideration by selecting this experience type (GRS:Other) in Bronc Nation
Admissions Tour Guide (Summer)
Aspiring Accounting Professional Program
“Calling All Broncs” Phonathon Campaign
Career Development and Success Professional Series
CLAS Career Development Series
Professional Co-ops or Fieldwork That Do NOT Receive Academic Credit
Teaching Experience or Internship That Does NOT Receive Academic Credit - College of Business Administration
Teaching Experience or Internship That Does NOT Receive Academic Credit - College of Continuing Studies
Teaching Experience or Internship That Does NOT Receive Academic Credit - College of Education and Human Services
Teaching Experience or Internship That Does NOT Receive Academic Credit - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Teaching Experience or Internship That Does NOT Receive Academic Credit - School of Fine and Performing Arts
Teaching Experience or Internship That Does NOT Receive Academic Credit - Westminster Choir College
Steps to Career Success Program
Other Experiences not listed above can be submitted for consideration by selecting this experience type (ICF:Other) in Bronc Nation
Academic Success Center Content Tutor or Tutor Mentor
Academic Success Center Supplemental Instruction Leader
Academic Success Center Writing Consultant
Admissions Ambassador - Bronc for a Day
Admissions Tour Guides
Admissions Open House Volunteer
Admissions Admitted Student Day Volunteer
Cheerleading Team Member
Collegiate Leadership Competition
Community Assistant in Residence Hall
Datafest Student Mentors
EOP Summer Institute Peer Counselor
Emerging Leaders Program
Freshman Seminar Peer Leader
International Student Mentor
Lambda Pi Eta Mentor
Leadership Enrichment and Development (LEAD) Camp Mentor or Participant
Learning Community Mentor (i.e., Science Living and Learning)
Milestone Scholars Mentor
NCAA Division 1 Student Athlete
Note: Division 1 athletes will automatically earn 3 points when the Athletic Department submits the official NCAA roster to the Registrar each semester. Athletes should not submit this experience in BroncNation
Officers in Student Chapters of Professional Societies
P2P Mentoring Program Mentor
Psychology Learning Community Mentor (PLC Mentor)
SAAC Officer (Student Affiliates of the American Chemistry Society)
SAP ERP Extra Credit Project (available only to students enrolled in GSC 385
STEM Summer Science Institute Mentor
Student Government Association (SGA) Officers
Student Lab Facilitator for Biology
Student Club or Organization Officers or Executive Board Members
Study Abroad Ambassador or Mentor
Westminster College of the Arts Summer Camp Counselor
Other Experiences not listed above can be submitted for consideration by selecting this experience type (LM:other) in Bronc Nation
Study Abroad and Cultural Exploration (SACE)
Innovation Intensive at Oxford University
International Student Experience at Rider University
Sanda Rider Student Intercultural Partner Program
Sanda Student Worker Shadowing and Career Workshops for Sanda Students
SFPA Trenton Arts Initiatives
Other Experiences not listed above can be submitted for consideration by selecting this experience type (SACE:Other) in Bronc Nation
To Learn More
For information or assistance with BroncNation contact Allie Koury, Coordinator of Student Involvement, at 609-896-5000 Ext. 7106 or [email protected].
For information or assistance with Engaged Learning contact Sandra Ober, Engaged Learning Coordinator, at 609-896-5000 Ext. 7055 or [email protected].
Always include your Bronc ID in all correspondence.