Orientation Leader Commitment
your commitment to training and development
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. Aside from the need to be available throughout the summer to work all of the orientation sessions, here is what prospective applicants should be prepared to commit to:
UNVS 199 Class: Orientation Leadership Studies
In the Spring semester, all new Orientation Leaders are required to enroll in this 3-unit, academic credit granting course. In the class, leaders learn about various departments and resources at SJSU to be a wealth of knowledge to Frosh Orientation participants. Additional topics include different student development and leadership theories, as well as topics on diversity and inclusion and health/wellness behavior in a college setting. By the end of the course, our leaders have formed a tight-knit, supportive community, well-versed in all things SJSU, and how to be encouraging and engaging leaders to our new Spartans!
The mandatory UNVS 199 class takes place on Tuesday evenings from 4:30-7:15pm.
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. Locations of past retreats have included the Bosch Baha’i retreat center in Santa Cruz, Four Springs near Napa, and the Marin Headlands in Sausalito.