Frosh Orientation Leader (OL) Recruitment

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Student Leaders Wanted for Frosh Orientation 2016/17!

We are looking for Spartans who are team players and are eager to be campus leaders. 

Benefits include extensive leadership training and opportunities to make connections with over 200 faculty and staff; three units of academic credit for completing the leadership training course in the spring semester; and the ability to affect the lives of over 3000 new students and their parents.  Check out the links to the left for more information about becoming a future Frosh Orientation Leader!

Attend an Information Session: Learn More About the Selection Process!

Information sessions are offered to give applicants unfamiliar with Frosh Orientation and the Orientation Leader interview process a chance to learn more in preparation for the Orientation Leader Selection Workshop. At this time, applicants can interact with professional and student staff from the Orientation program to get questions answered and learn firsthand about the many enticing benefits that come with being an Orientation Leader.

We provide attendees with information about the program, discuss the level of commitment and dedication needed to perform the duties of an Orientation Leader, and give tips on positive ways for applicants to stand out and make a great first impression in a large group setting.

This fall's interest sessions will be held:

  • TBH

Application and Selection Process

All new applicants are required to attend the Orientation Leader Selection Workshop, a large group interview in which applicants will be evaluated on a series of skills we look for in an Orientation Leader.  Selected applicants from the workshop will be invited to individual interviews.  

Applications are now closed!!!

Applications are due on

Professional Reference Forms are due on: TBH

Orientation Leader Group Interview Workshop: TBH

Individual Interviews will be held: TBH

2015 Orientation Leader Selection Announcements will be made by : TBH

Orientation Leader Commitments

One of the highest-rated components of our Frosh Orientation program is the interaction new students have with their Orientation Leaders. Our leaders go through an extensive, yet rewarding training process that helps prepare them for interactions with new students and parents. In addition to planning and facilitating orientation sessions, applicants should be prepared for the following commitments.

UNVS 199 Class: Orientation Leadership Studies

In the Spring semester, all new Orientation Leaders are required to enroll in this 3-unit, academic course. During this class, students learn details related to campus operations and specific resources designed to aid the orientation process. Additional topics include student development theory, diversity, health/wellness, teamwork, and interpersonal skills. Students will be given the opportunity to understand how their unique team will effectively operate and support the overall orientation process. 

Frosh Orientation Staff Retreat

Our overnight staff retreat usually held the first weekend of February provides the first opportunity for all Frosh Orientation staff to come together and get to know one another.

Final Training

Final training tends to occur a few weeks before the first Frosh Orientation session. Attending and being present at all components of Final Training is mandatory.

Frosh Orientation Program

All Orientation staff must be available for all Frosh Orientation sessions. This includes living in on-campus housing and being available from 10pm the night before each session through 5pm the second day of each session.