Find your community, within our community
Our learning communities are an excellent way to connect with other students who share similar interests or academic majors with you. You’ll forge new and lasting friendships as you work together toward common goals with members of Rider’s faculty and the staffs of student life and residence life.
6 Living Learning Residential Communities
- Baccalaureate Honors Program (BHP)
- Communication and Journalism
- Fine Arts
- Norm Brodsky College of Business
- Westminster Choir College
Baccalaureate Honors Program (BHP)
This Freshman learning community in Ziegler Hall fosters intellectual growth and a social community among students who enroll in Rider's BHP-100: Great Ideas I - the gateway course in the Baccalaureate Honors Program (BHP). Students share challenges and opportunities with classmates who are studying with the same texts, doing similar assignments, and participating in some of the same co-curricular events.
NOTE: Freshman BHP majors are given pre-selection priority status for selecting rooms in the BHP learning community.
Communication and Journalism
This community in renovated Longstreet House brings academic and social programs directly to the place where our majors live - it is a hub for students interested in communication, TV & radio, graphic design, journalism, public relations and sports media. Activities are designed to bring students and faculty together outside of the traditional classroom through interesting films, guest speakers, trips and career-building workshops as well as informal social gatherings.
Events are also coordinated with dynamic and award-winning extracurricular organizations, including The Rider News, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), The Rider University Network (RUN), the Bronc Radio Station, Lambda Pi Eta communication honor society and the Tapestry, A Blending of Cultures program.
Membership: Open to freshman majors in the Department of Communication, Journalism, and Media
Lake House is the creative hub for freshmen enrolled in the School of Communication, Media and Performing Arts. State-of-the-art practice rooms and a keyboard lab also allow music instruction and mentoring to occur where students live and learn. Additional practice rooms are also located in Kroner Hall.
Norm Brodsky College of Business
The Norm Brodsky College of Business’s Learning Community incorporates cohort learning with community living in Ziegler Hall. Open to Freshman business majors, the Business LLC program fosters intellectual and social growth. The learning community incorporates the “Business in Action” program—a hands-on learning experience where students are provided starting capital to develop and execute a business concept. Read more information about the Business LLC.
Open to freshman psychology majors, this learning community in Poyda Hall (2nd floor) offers students the chance to interact with faculty and participate in psychology-related programming and activities that focus on student success. The RA is an experienced psychology major and upper-level majors will serve as mentors.
NOTE: First-year psychology majors are given pre-selection priority status for selecting rooms in Poyda Hall