Frequently Asked Questions
What multicultural programs exist at Rider University?
Please visit rider.edu/cdi to view the list of several cultural programs on the Rider campus. You may also contact the respective clubs of interest through the information found on Bronc Nation.
How can I start my own cultural club?
Please find the information and form on Bronc Nation under SGA.
What groups may I join if I identify with the LGBTQ+ community?
You may join SPECTRUM Pride Alliance! They act as a safe space for members of the community, as well as discussing different aspects of the community.
I am very in touch with my Asian roots, are there any organizations that include others like me?
Yes, Rider University has Asian Students at Rider, also know as ASAR, which is dedicated to represent, promote and strengthen the awareness of Asian cultures in the Rider community.
As a black male on the Rider campus, how may I get connected socially?
For starters, the affinity group for black men, to whom you may connect right away, is Black Men Unified (BMU). Its main focus is empowerment, with the pillars of leadership, social justice, collaboration and service. It is an inclusive club, so all are welcome. The contact information for BMU may be found on Bronc Nation. Other cultural clubs and a link to Greek organizations may be found at rider.edu/cdi.
Is there an event where I can receive more information about cultural clubs and Greek life?
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion hosts an annual, A Diverse Welcome Reception, in the BLC Cavalla Room, in collaboration with cultural clubs and Greek organizations, where you will have the opportunity to meet with most cultural clubs/Greek Life orgs and their representatives. Join us on Monday, September 17, 2018 from 5 - 6:00 p.m. This is a perfect time to network and possibly join a club or two. This is also a great way to meet other first-year and transfer students. You may look at the cultural club of your choice on Bronc Nation. There you will find the contact information for each club or Greek Life organization.
I identify with the LGBTQ+ community and am an incoming first-year (or transfer student) but have a tough time finding other members on campus. Is there an event where I can make friends with others in the community?
You are invited to attend the first annual LGBTQ+ Dessert Reception in the BLC NJM Community Room (formerly Fireside Lounge) on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., where individuals who identify with the LGBTQ+ community, can have a safe place to meet others who have similar interests as you. Please bring your friends and your sweet tooth! We expect this to be an annual event the day before the first day of classes in the fall semester.
If you have any unanswered questions, please contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 609-895-5781.