Each year, the Orientation staff selects a group of dedicated undergraduate leaders to assist with implementing Orientation programs during the spring, summer and fall. Orientation Leaders serve as guides for new students who are making the transition from their previous environment to the diverse academic, intellectual and social culture of SWOSU.
Orientation Leaders are expected to possess a specific body of knowledge about SWOSU acquired through experience and training, and they sincerely must be interested and skillful in sharing this information with Orientation participants. Selection to the team of Orientation Leaders is a unique honor and rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth.
SWOSU Orientation Leaders are students who are well respected, academically successful and leaders in their community. Students are selected for this premier program because of their interpersonal skills, academic achievements and leadership abilities.
In addition to fulfilling the duties of an orientation leader, members of the advisory board will play a greater role in planning orientation and training sessions. The members will serve as liaisons between the OLs and Orientation staff.
Students interested in applying to serve as Orientation Leaders may begin the process by completing an application. (Applications are typically due in mid-September). Applicants then complete a group interview. New Student Orientation makes final selections after individual interviews.
The following is a summary of the significant expectations for which Orientation Leaders are responsible:
Assistance to Students and Parents
Orientation Leaders will be responsible for the following commitments:
Enrollment/Orientation Sessions - each session begins at 9 a.m.
|Friday, April 1, 2016|
|Thursday, April 7, 2016|
|Wednesday, April 13, 2016|
|Monday, June 13, 2016|
|Monday, July 18, 2016|
|Thursday, August 18, 2016|
Other Important Dates
|Fall Training 2016
||Tues/Wed, August 16-17, 2016|
|Move-In Day 2016
||Friday, August 19, 2016|
||Friday, August 19, 2016|
|Campus Tours||Saturday August 20, 2016|
||Saturday, August 20, 2016|
All Orientation Leaders will be paid $7.50/hour for events they participate in that are not considered community service requirements for Student Leadership Class. OL’s will submit signed time cards during the last class period of each month. Payment will be made to the Orientation Leader the 12th of the following month in whatever manner the Orientation Leader and Human Resources have arranged. Orientation Leaders will not receive payment for events they do not participate in. Events or meetings that are not organized by NSO staff must be approved by NSO staff prior to meeting time. All OL’s must use the time clock to record time. If an Orientation Leader has an error on their time card or fails to clock in or out, they must contact a New Student Orientation staff member to alter their time card, this staff member must initial any revisions on the time card. Orientation Leaders are not eligible for sick or vacation leave. All pay is subject to state and federal taxes. Orientation Leaders must adhere to all state and federal laws and the SWOSU Student Code of Conduct.
An OL’s employment may be terminated at any point in the year, if it is determined that he/she is not maintaining ethics befitting a paraprofessional, not performing satisfactorily, not able to work productively with others, or jeopardizing the success of the program. If termination occurs, the OL will forfeit his/her scholarship.