Become an Orientation Leader

You remember them from your first days on campus. The energetic, welcoming crew of students rocking the signature polo—our Orientation Leaders (OL).

New Student and Family Programs is recruiting new OLs for next year. Spencer Watt ’22 shares reasons why you should join the OL team.

1. You’re a student’s first welcome

“As an Orientation Leader, you are a first-year or transfer student’s first introduction to Syracuse University. We are their first welcome, mentoring them the moment they step foot into their residence hall as they begin this new phase in their life.”

2. Making an impact

“Once they have found their home here, nothing is better than seeing them on campus in the days, weeks and months after Syracuse Welcome or Winter Welcome. It’s even more gratifying when they come up to you, gushing about all of the amazing opportunities they have had since the last time they saw you.”

3. The polo and what it means

“There is an inside joke between Orientation Leaders that we never take the polo off, that this role follows us throughout our time at Syracuse. The excitement we feel when watching our students thrive in their passions is proof of that.”

4. Orange Pride

“There’s a sense of pride in being an Orientation Leader, but it isn’t pride in yourselfit’s pride in the students you connected with.”

Interested in learning more and applying? Visit the Orientation Leaders webpage or attend one of the virtual information sessions happening Feb. 2, Feb. 3, Feb. 11 and Feb. 13. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 18.