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2017-18 Orientation Leader Team
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Become an Orientation Leader!

What is an Orientation Leader?

An Orientation Leader (OL) is an ambassador for Syracuse Welcome to help incoming students transition to Syracuse University. They assist with move-in, help facilitate large scale events, and serve as a resource for all Orientation and Syracuse related questions. Orientation Leaders must work well in a team, possess strong communication skills, be responsible, punctual, and enthusiastic about SU. OLs cannot be Resident Advisors (RAs), Dean’s Team Members or Peer Advisors due to the conflicting time commitments. Orientation Leaders are also expected to come back to campus early to receive training.

Orientation leaders have to meet a minimum set of requirements in order to be offered a position. Each applicant must:

  • Be a full-time Syracuse University undergraduate student
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, which must be held through the Spring and Summer semesters
  • Be in good judicial standing

Questions? Email Lisa Chestney at

Spring 2017 Dates

Wednesday, January 18—Applications available online

Thursday, February 23—Application and reference form submitted online no later than 4pm

Saturday, February 25—Group Interview Process 1-4pm (mandatory)

Monday, February 27-Friday, March 3—Individual Interviews conducted (if selected)

Friday, March 10—Decision letters emailed to candidates

OL Recruitment Poster Spring 2017