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Be An Orientation Leader

Returning Orientation Leaders

Important Dates:

  • Applications Available – Monday, September 25, 2017
  • Applications Due – Friday, October 13, 2017
  • Interviews – Wednesday, October 25 – Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • New OL Group Interviews – Wednesday, January 31 & Thursday, February 1, 2018
  • New OL Individual Interviews – Monday, February 5 – Friday, February 9 (Snow Date – February 10) 

Returning Orientation Leader Training:

  • November 1, 2017   4:30pm-5:30pm
  • November 8, 2017 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • November 15, 2017 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • November 29, 2017 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • December 6, 2017 4:30pm-6:00pm

New Orientation Leaders

Important Dates:

  • Applications Available – Monday, November 13
  • Applications Due – Friday, January 26, 2018
  • Group Interviews – Wednesday, January 31 OR Thursday, February 1, 2018
  • Individual Interviews - Monday, February 5 – Friday, February 9 (Snow Date – February 10)

Orientation Leader Training

  • OL Retreat -  February 23 – 24, 2018
  • February 26, 2018 – OL Training #1 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • March 5, 2018 – OL Training #2 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • March 19, 2018 – OL Training #3 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • March 26, 2018 – OL Training #4 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 2, 2018 – OL Training #5 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 9, 2018 – OL Training #6 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 16, 2018 – OL Training #7 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 23, 2018 – OL Training #8 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 30, 2018 – OL Training #9 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • August 18 - August 22 - OL Summer Training - 8:00am-8:00pm

Orientation Leader Position Description 2017-2018

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 18, 2018. Orientation Leaders living on campus will move in Friday, August 17, 2018. Must be able to attend Spring Orientation Leader Training
  • Must be able to attend all of Orientation which will take place from Thursday, August 23 - Sunday, August 26.

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 70 Orientation Leaders and the 6 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 semester2018 such as serving as a peer leader for the evoLUtion Seminar
  • 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 a one-of-a-kind Orientation Leader gear
  • Lots of FREE food
  • NEW FRIENDS!
  • A life changing experience

 

Apply to be an Orientation Leader!