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3 College Sophomore

Administration: If you dont get caught youre fine. However getting caught brings a whole new level of strictness. There are certain staff members that are worse than others. The rules arent bad so if you follow them there isnt anything to worry about. Academics are very strict about cheating in class and on papers. Attendance depending on the professor and the department isnt to bad. Just get the grades and do the work and it is easy.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: They are not as strict on somethings that they should be and very strict on things like parking, but overall they do what they need to.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Drugs are a big no here. Alcohol rules are lenient especially if you have a lax RA. No reason to drink half the time though since their are just as many parties here as Patrick star has brain cells. Tickets for parking are constant and that pretty much sums it up.

4 College Junior

Administration: i feel they are great, they know what they are doing.

4 College Freshman

Administration: There aren't really any policies that affect academic or social lives


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Rider University’s Department of Public Safety and the Resident Advisor (RAs) can really get on students’ cases for drinking. The University’s first priority is keeping its students safe, so they are really strict about underage drinking, drinking games, and doing illegal drugs, and with good reason. In 2007, an underage Rider student died after drinking excessively at a party. His parents sued the University, and a settlement was reached. Rider has since raised the fines it gives to anyone caught underage drinking or providing alcohol to underage students. So, while some students feel that the school can be too strict at times, the whole goal is to keep everyone safe.

Every other violation on campus is assigned a level of 1 through 5, and punishment is determined by the level. For example, a student charged with a Level 1 violation could be expelled, while a Level 5 punishment is a small fine or written warning.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being too loud
  • Committing a parking violation
  • Drinking
  • Smoking pot
Visitation Policies
Students can have guests stay for two nights; it doesn't matter if the guest is the same or opposite gender.
Guests need to be signed in with the RA, and all guests need to carry a pass so the residence staff knows they are not a Rider student. If a guest gets into any kind of trouble while here, it's on the student host.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 89 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 103 responses

  • 42% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 50% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 9% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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