Office of Community Standards

Offices Services / Office of Community Standards

Our Mission

The Office of Community Standards supports the overall mission of the University by fostering a commitment to social and ethical responsibility. The office serves the Rider Community by:

  • Fostering awareness of Rider University policy through oversight and promotion of the Student Code of Social Conduct.
  • Educating the Rider community by promoting the University's Statement of Community Values.
  • Providing a fair and equitable enforcement of the Code of Social Conduct through the involvement of students, faculty, and administrators.
  • Managing information in a confidential manner.
  • Acting as a competent team member of Student Affairs.

Statement of Community Values

In our endeavor to make Rider University a just community, we commit ourselves, as caring individuals, to the following principles:

  • That our rigorous intellectual life nourishes our minds and spirits;
  • That no person roam these halls as a stranger;
  • That integrity of word and deed forms the foundation of all relationships;
  • That we recognize that real leadership is derived from service to others;
  • That we celebrate our differences for they are our strength;
  • That we are proud of this special place, entrusted to us by past generations, nurtured by us for future ones;
  • That we share not on Truth, but respect our common pursuit for understanding;
  • And through the time we spend here, we are forever joined to each other and to Rider University.