The Counseling Center's Outreach efforts seek to improve the emotional and interpersonal well-being of Rider students through providing mental health and wellness programming. The programming we provide happens through a variety of different ways.  We do campus wide educational and awareness programming throughout the year.  Also, we are available to co-sponsor and develop programming for your organization, class, or residence hall.

To request an event call the team at 609-896-5157. When you call, say that you want to speak with the Outreach team about requesting a program.

Counseling Center staff makes presentations to students in classrooms, residence halls, and other student organizations on topics such as:

  • Stress management
  • Healthy Living
  • Body, mind, spirit connection
  • Relationship health
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Grief and loss
  • Body image
  • Performance anxiety
  • How to recognize depressive symptoms
  • Suicide prevention

We are eager to meet the needs of students, and, upon request, will plan specific programs of interest to particular organizations or groups. Annual mental health screening events are also offered throughout the year.

Regular outreach events include:

  • Suicide Awareness week
  • Get to know us at Awareness Day 
  • Stomp Out Stigma
  • Denim Day (raise awareness related to sexual assault)
  • Depression Screening
  • PS I LOVE YOU (Suicide Awareness)
  • Healthy and Unhealthy Eating Behaviors Screening
  • Pet Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Wellness Fair

Finally, the Counseling Center is available and responsive to requests for presentations, support, and other appropriate meetings and interventions needed within the university community.  Please contact us at 609-896-5157