Deadline Near to Apply for Orientation Leader

Qualified Arkansas Tech University students who wish to make friends, become a better leader, learn more about their university and have fun are invited to apply to become an orientation leader during Go Bold new student orientation on the Russellville campus for the fall 2017 semester.

Applications are available in Doc Bryan Student Services Center room 233 weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Completed applications must be returned to Doc Bryan room 233 by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.

Responsibilities of an orientation leader include:

  • Serving as a critical link to entering students of Arkansas Tech
  • Facilitating group processes for new students
  • Making students, parents and families feel welcome and connected to Arkansas Tech
  • Speaking in front of large and small groups
  • Motivating students
  • Attending all scheduled orientation functions

Applicants must be full-time, degree-seeking students in good academic and disciplinary standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75. They must also possess familiarity with university policies and procedures, an ability to multi-task, strong communication skills, a positive attitude, customer relations skills, an ability to work with a variety of audiences, dependability, flexibility and responsibility.

Benefits of serving as an orientation leader include free meals during orientation programs, the ability to move in to residence halls early for the fall 2017 semester and a $450 stipend.

Applicants must be able to commit to attend training Aug. 16-18, opening weekend Aug. 19-20 and new student orientation Aug. 21-22.

Those applying for orientation leader positions may also note their interest in working during summer 2017 as a student ambassador. Individuals filling that role meet one-on-one with incoming freshmen to help acclimate them to campus after the freshmen complete their initial academic advising appointment.

For more information about becoming an orientation leader, contact Jenny Butler, assistant director of campus life, at (479) 968-0235 or send e-mail to