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Orientation Leaders

Returning Orientation Leaders

Important Dates:

  • Applications Available – Monday, October 5, 2020
  • Applications Due – Monday, October 19, 2020
  • Interviews – Monday, October 26 – Friday, October 30, 2020
  • New OL Group Interviews – Wednesday, February 10 & Thursday, February 11, 2021
  • New OL Individual Interviews – Monday, February 15 – Friday, February 19, 2021 (Snow Date – February 20) 

Returning Orientation Leader Training:

  • November 5, 2020 – 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • November 12, 2020 – 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • November 19, 2020 – 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • December 3, 2020 – 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • Monday, February 8, 2021 – 4:30pm-6:00pm

New Orientation Leaders

Important Dates:

  • Applications Available – November 16, 2020
  • Applications Due – Friday, February 5, 2020
  • New OL Group Interviews – Wednesday, February 10 & Thursday, February 11, 2021
  • New OL Individual Interviews – Monday, February 15 – Friday, February 19, 2021 (Snow Date – February 20)

Orientation Leader Training

  • OFYE Staff Retreat – Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6, 2021
  • March 8, 2021 – OL Training #1 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • March 15, 2021 – OL Training #2 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • March 22, 2021 – OL Training #3 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • March 29, 2021 – OL Training #4 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 5, 2021 – OL Training #5 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 12, 2021 – OL Training #6 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 19, 2021 – OL Training #7 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 26, 2021 – OL Training #8 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • May 3, 2021 – OL Training #9 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • August 14 - August 18 - OL Summer Training - 8:00am-8:00pm

Orientation Leader Position Description 2020-2021

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 participate in summer training beginning Saturday, August 14, 2021. Orientation Leaders living on campus will move in Friday, August 13, 2021. 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 19 - Sunday, August 22, 2021.
  • Residential AND remote students are eligible.

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
  • Participate in other Office of the First-Year Experience programs as needed during the fall semester 2021, 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
  • NEW FRIENDS!
  • A life changing experience