How to Get Involved

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Residence Hall Activities

To help make your campus experience a memorable one, your CA will plan regular programs for you and your fellow hall mates. From structured activities to spur-of-the-moment informal gatherings, hall programs span a variety of topics. Some examples of residence hall activities include:

  • Battle of the Buildings
  • Study Skills Sessions
  • Pizza/Video Nights
  • Faculty Involved Programs
  • Ice Cream Socials
  • The Roommate Game
  • Game Nights
  • Talent Shows
  • Résumé Writing
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Volleyball Tournaments
  • Safety Week
  • Alcohol Responsibility Week
  • Health and Wellness Awareness Week
  • Tutoring Hall Association (RHA)

RHA Mission Statement  

The Residence Hall Association of Rider University shall act as the community government for and within each residence hall. RHA will promote a healthy, clean, and safe environment where athletic, cultural, social, and intellectual development can occur for all students, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, national origin, religion or political affiliation. In doing so, the Residence Hall Association shall represent and advocate for the rights and well being of all resident students, provide programming that will engage and benefit all resident students, and strive to build a greater sense of community among all residents at Rider University.


All enrolled, full-time undergraduate students residing in a Rider University residence hall shall be members of the Residence Hall Association. As members, students have the ability to vote in Resident Hall elections and appear at hall government meetings.


The Residence Hall Association shall be a subordinate government of the Student Government Association (SGA) and shall consist of the elected Executive Board and General Council. In addition to these two main branches, the Residence Hall Association will also consist of individual Hall Councils.

Executive Board Positions and General Council

The President, Vice President, Director of Programming, Secretary, Chief Financial Officer and Public Relations Chair shall be recognized as the executive branch of the Residence Hall Association.  Each residence hall will have 3 representatives that advocate on behalf of their respective buildings while also providing educational and interactive programming for the residents.  

Traditional Events: (Executive Board) 

  • Renting out Movie Theatres 
  • Eastern State Penitentiary 
  • Professional Sporting Events
  • Barbecues 
  • Relay for Life 
  • Family Weekend 
  • Attending Regional and National Conferences 
  • Many More

Hall Council Events: 

  • Movie Night
  • Poyda Stock
  • Block Parties 
  • Hall Competitions
  • Advocacy Events
  • Fundraisers
  • Community Service

RHA Advocacy initiatives

  • Updating lounge spaces
  • Purchasing building board games 
  • Procuring building recreational items (ping pong tables/paddles, foosball tables, updating      billiards tables surfaces
  • Upholstery (furniture updates)
  • Kitchen supplies

What is a Bronc Buddy?

The Bronc Buddy component of the Orientation Program was established to assist new students and their families with the transition into college. Bronc Buddies help new residents move into their assigned residence halls, escort new students to opening weekend events, and facilitate various activities for the new students. Bronc Buddies serve as liaisons to the new students through their first few days in the Rider Community.

Special Note:
Bronc Buddy Captains will be contacted in early August if selected. Thank you to the many of you that applied for this role!
Please read the following requirements to make sure that you are able to fully participate as a Bronc Buddy.

  • Attend facilitator training on Saturday, September 3, 2011 from 2pm - 3pm (Captains)
  • Attend the training session on Saturday, September 3, 2011 from 3pm- 4pm (Sign-in Starts at 2:45pm)
  • Move into the Residence Halls or Greek Houses on Saturday, September 3, 2011
  • Assist with New Student Move-In on Sunday, September 4, 2011 from 7:30am-1pm
  • Adhere to all guidelines as set by the University regarding early move-in. (Campus is dry until classes begin)
  • Share your Rider pride and enthusiasm by being a great role model, guiding and assisting new students in their acclimation to campus.
  • Check the website and your campus e-mail prior to arrival for the most recent Bronc Buddy Information.

Complete the Bronc Buddy Application

We are excited that you want to be part of welcoming new students to Rider!