Orientation Leader Selection

Students in front of West Hall

2020 Orientation Leader Applications: Currently Available!

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are selected based on their ability to work well with others, communicate effectively, and commit to an energetic and rigorous schedule.  OLs must display public relations skills and maturity of judgment.  OLs should also display patience, flexibility, strong organizational and communication skills, and be willing and ready to learn.  Candidates should be resourceful and capable of assuming a leadership position often with minimal supervision.

All Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a full-time degree seeking undergraduate student and completed 12 credit hours at Valdosta State University
  • Be in good academic and judicial standing with the University; minimum 2.5 GPA

Expectations of VSU Orientation Leaders:

  • Exhibit leadership potential
  • Possess a positive attitude
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and often with limited direct supervision
  • Demonstrate self-initiative, punctuality, maturity, and flexibility
  • Able to lift a minimum of 15 lbs

Commitments and Responsibilities of Orientation Leaders:

  • Attend and participate in weekly Orientation Leader training sessions February-April
  • Attend a team building retreat on campus during the Spring semester
  • Assist the Office of VSU Admissions as needed
  • Facilitate guided tours designated as VSU Visitation Days scheduled by the Office of VSU Admissions (dates TBA)
  • Welcome new students and families to the university and assist with the orientation check- in process at all orientation sessions (dates TBA)
  • Assist students with academic class registration at all orientation sessions
  • Orientation Leaders cannot take classes during May, June or July or be employed at another job that conflict with the orientation session dates

Application and Selection Process:

  • Applications for Orientation Leaders are posted in Blazer Briefcase
  • Complete and submit application in January semester of each year
  • Sign up for interview with Orientation staff and Orientation Selection Committee
  • New Orientation Leaders will be announced the month of February of each year