Be An Orientation Leader

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Returning Orientation Leaders

Important Dates:

  • Applications Available – Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • Applications Due – Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Interviews – Monday, October 28 – Friday, November 1, 2019
  • New OL Group Interviews – Wednesday, January 29 & Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • New OL Individual Interviews – Monday, February 3 – Friday, February 7, 2020 (Snow Date – February 8) Orientation Leaders

Returning Orientation Leader Training:

  • November 7, 2019   4:30pm-6:00pm
  • November 14, 2019 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • November 21, 2019 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • December 5, 2019 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • Monday, January 27, 2020 4:30pm-6:00pm

New Orientation Leaders

Important Dates:

  • Applications Available – Mid November 2019
  • Applications Due – Friday, January 24, 2020
  • New OL Group Interviews – Wednesday, January 29 & Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • New OL Individual Interviews – Monday, February 3 – Friday, February 7, 2020 (Snow Date – February 8)

Orientation Leader Training

  • OFYE Staff Retreat -  February 21 – 22, 2020
  • February 24, 2020 – OL Training #1 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • March 2, 2020 – OL Training #2 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • March 16, 2020 – OL Training #3 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • March 23, 2020 – OL Training #4 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • March 30, 2020 – OL Training #5 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 6, 2020 – OL Training #6 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 13, 2020 – OL Training #7 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 20, 2020 – OL Training #8 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 27, 2020 – OL Training #9 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • August 15 - August 19 - OL Summer Training - 8:00am-8:00pm

Orientation Leader Position Description 2019-2020

Orientation Leaders are student role models who serve a vital role in the transition of our first-year and transfer students into the Lehigh community. OLs are dedicated leaders who possess strong communication skills, a desire to be part of team, and pride in Lehigh University. Orientation Leaders work with a small group of first-year students throughout the August Orientation program as well as the fall semester. This is a great way to get involved, meet new friends and make a difference!

Requirements

  • Must be a current full-time Lehigh University student
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and be in good standing with the University.
  • Must abide by all University policies
  • Must be able to return to campus for summer training, beginning Saturday, August 15, 2020. Orientation Leaders living on campus will move in Friday, August 14, 2020. Must be able to attend Spring Orientation Leader Training. (dates listed above)
  • Must be able to attend all of Orientation which will take place from Thursday, August 20 - Sunday, August 23.

Responsibilities of an Orientation Leader

  • Lead a small group of approximately 20 first-year students throughout Orientation
  • Facilitate conversations on transition issues
  • Role model appropriate academic and social behaviors to incoming students
  • Work with a team of approximately 80 Orientation Leaders and the 7 members of the Orientation Coordinator Staff
  • Read the selected book for the Summer Reading Program
  • Participate in other Office of the First-Year Experience programs as needed during the fall semester 2020 such as serving as a peer leader for NavigateLU
  • Communicate with parents and family members of new students
  • Have fun!

The Perks of being an Orientation Leader

  • Opportunity to mentor a group of first-year students
  • A chance to strengthen your communications skills
  • Participate in multiple teambuilding experiences
  • Work with numerous leaders on campus
  • Gain a better understanding of Lehigh University and its organizational structure
  • Network with various University faculty, staff and administrators
  • Receive one-of-a-kind Orientation Leader gear
  • Lots of FREE food
  • NEW FRIENDS!
  • A life changing experience