Apply to be a Fall 2022 Orientation Leader

GS Student Life invites students to apply by Friday, June 17 to serve as Orientation Leaders for the Fall 2022 New Student Orientation Program (NSOP).

June 08, 2022

Orientation Leader Responsibilities & Time Commitment:

  • Orientation Leaders will oversee a cohort of Incoming Students (OL Group).
    • Send new students an Introduction e-mail, and highlight meetings through the week. (E-mail drafts will be shared with you).
  • Orientation Leaders will be assigned to a Crew of OL's with a Crew Captain as a mentor.
  • There will be 2 optional Orientation Leader Socials — one in mid-July and one in mid-August.

  • Orientation Leaders are required to attend all of the following programs:

    • Orientation Leader Training: Thursday, August 25, 1 - 5 p.m. & Friday, August 26, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    • Orientation Week: Monday, August 29 - Sunday, September 4
          - Mandatory Programs on Monday, August 29, 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. & Tuesday, August 30, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
          - Speed Meeting & Pizza Party on Tuesday, August 30, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
          - Joint Social Program on Thursday, September 1, 6 - 11 p.m.
          - In addition to the events above, OL's are required to sign up for at least 4 events during the week, 
             including 1 evening or weekend programs.

Position Description 

  • Serve as a representative of the Columbia University School of General Studies.
  • Support GS staff to aid in the execution of Orientation events.
  • Foster a welcoming community by sharing experiences about GS and Columbia with incoming students.
  • Serve as a mandatory reporter for instances of sexual violence during the week of Orientation.
  • Work with a diverse team of student leaders.

Position Requirements 

Students who have any questions regarding the Orientation Leader position or about the application should contact [email protected].

Apply by Friday, June 17.