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Be An Orientation Leader

Returning Orientation Leaders

Important Dates:

  • Applications Available – Monday, October 1, 2018
  • Applications Due – Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • Interviews – Monday, October 29 – Friday, November 2, 2018
  • New OL Group Interviews – Wednesday, January 30 & Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • New OL Individual Interviews – Monday, February 4 – Friday, February 8, 2019 (Snow Date – February 9) 

Returning Orientation Leader Training:

  • November 8, 2018   5:00pm-6:00pm
  • November 15, 2018 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • November 29, 2018 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • December 6, 2018 4:30pm-6:00pm

New Orientation Leaders

Important Dates:

  • Applications Available – Tuesday, November 27, 2018
  • Applications Due – Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Group Interviews – Wednesday, January 30 OR Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • Individual Interviews - Monday, February 4 – Friday, February 8, 2019 (Snow Date – February 9)

Orientation Leader Training

  • OFYE Staff Retreat -  February 22 – 23, 2019
  • February 25, 2019 – OL Training #1 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • March 4, 2019 – OL Training #2 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • March 18, 2019 – OL Training #3 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • March 25, 2019 – OL Training #4 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 1, 2019 – OL Training #5 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 8, 2019 – OL Training #6 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 15, 2019 – OL Training #7 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 22, 2019 – OL Training #8 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 29, 2019 – OL Training #9 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • August 17 - August 21 - OL Summer Training - 8:00am-8:00pm

Orientation Leader Position Description 2018-2019

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 17, 2019. Orientation Leaders living on campus will move in Friday, August 16, 2019. 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 22 - Sunday, August 25.

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 semester2019 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 one-of-a-kind Orientation Leader gear
  • Lots of FREE food
  • NEW FRIENDS!
  • A life changing experience

 

Apply to be an Orientation Leader!