College Republicans also active at Princeton University and TCNJ
It's been nearly three years but the Rider University College Republican club is back on campus. Thanks to Alex Solomon and some other student leaders at the Lawrenceville school, the club was restarted and received its charter with the state committee in the beginning of April.
"Our club is basically here to promote conservativism on campus, connect people with like interests who are part of a collegiate and generational minority, as well as help local and national Republicans get elected," said Solomon.
While much of the focus of the national media's attention when it comes to college campuses is on the more liberal leaning activities — such as the Bernie Sanders campaign and the University of Missouri protests — Rider as well as many other college campuses have experienced a pushback of conservatism in recent years.
The university hosted acclaimed writer and movie producer Dinesh D'Souza last winter and the rebirth of the Republican Club is just the latest sign that the political winds may be shifting. At Princeton University the College Republicans annually have a group of students that attend the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and recently hosted Heritage Action Executive Director Michael Needham. The College of New Jersey Republican Club is also active on the school's Hillwood Lakes campus.
"We're excited to be back on Rider's campus and we have a strong, young group ready to make a difference in and out of Lawrenceville," said Solomon.