Student Forms and Information

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Submitting Hours for an Experience

After you complete 20 hours or more in one experience you may submit it for review in BroncNation.

  • You cannot combine hours spent in different experience types into one submission; each experience type may be submitted using only hours spent in that experience.
  • If your hours span more than one experience type you would enter them as Service Hours.
  • Hours may be accumulated over more than one semester or academic year until you reach 20 or more

NOTE: All Division I athletes will automatically get three (3) points when the Athletic Director submits the official NCAA roster each semester.  You do not need to complete this form to earn those points!

  1. To submit an experience, select the circle with the first letter of your name or image in the top right corner of the Bronc Nation home page. 

    In the menu, select “Experiences

    Submit an experience
  2. Then Select  “Add Experience” and choose your experience name from the list.
  3. Complete the form.  There are prompts throughout the form to provide direction for completing the fields.  Once you have completed all fields, click Submit.

During the semester an approver will review your submitted experience.  Upon approval and by the end of the semester when possible, the experience will be listed on your Engaged Learning Transcript.

Submitting Hours for Community Service

Perform volunteer community service to receive points in the Civic and Community Engagement (CCE) category. To submit community service hours, select “Service Hours” from the drop down box as described in 1. above and complete the form.

  • Log hours in BroncNation as you complete them so you don’t forget to count them.
  • Do not enter service hours performed while not an active, enrolled student (i.e., the summer before the first term you attend.) They will be denied.
  • As you enter service hours, they will be reviewed and approved.
  • Hours may be accumulated over more than one semester or academic year until you reach 20 hours and can submit them.  They will not expire or go away at the close of a semester or academic year, but will continue to accumulate in BroncNation.
  • Once you have entered service for at least 20 hours you will receive an email directing you to sign up for a reflection session sponsored by the Office of Service and Civic Engagement. You will attend a reflection session that meets your schedule.  Until you attend a reflection session the points are not earned and will not be added to your Engaged Learning transcript.
  • Distance Learners: when contacted by the OSCE , please advise them that you will need special accommodations (a conference call set up, or Skype) in order to participate in the session that fits your schedule.

Upon completion of a reflection session your participation will be reported to the Engaged Learning Coordinator.   Towards the end of each semester the Coordinator will send a report of who has earned points to the Registrar.  The Engaged Learning points will then be placed on your Engaged Learning Transcript.  

You will continue to submit service hours in BroncNation, but will not earn another point or attend another reflection session until you reach a total of 50+ service hours (including the 20 you already submitted,) then 100+ service hours (including the 99 you already submitted.)  

  • There is no restriction on the number of service hours you can complete.
  • You will not be required to attend more than three (3) reflection sessions.

New Student Engagement Experience

Created as an opportunity for freshmen and first-year transfer students to become familiar with what events Rider has to offer, the New Student Engagement Experience encourages new students to attend a variety of on-campus events that they find interesting.  All campus events can be used to earn one point in the Community and Civic Engagement category (CCE).

How do you earn the point? Attend any six (6) campus events from the following categories, with a maximum of two (2) events per category:

  • Sporting Event/Intramurals
  • Lecture/Workshop/Teach-In/Shared Read Program Event
  • Art Performance
  • Health, Wellness & Spirituality Event
  • Diversity Event
  • Campus Tradition Event

After attending six (6) events, complete the New Student Engagement Experience form in Bronc Nation. From the list of "Experiences", select CCE: New Student Engagement Experience.  The review process is the same as for an Experience above. 

Points are reported to the Registrar at the end of each semester. You can earn this point once.  This opportunity is only available to freshmen and transfer students to complete during their first full year at Rider.

How can I see my progress towards completing the Engaged Learning graduation requirement?

DegreeWorks records progress towards graduation for all your academic requirements, including Engaged Learning.  Using your Rider key, log in to myRider to access DegreeWorks.

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.