Orientation Leader Selection

Students in front of West Hall


All Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a full-time degree seeking undergraduate student and completed 12 credit hours at Valdosta State University
  • Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average
  • Be in good academic and judicial standing with the University

Expectations of VSU Orientation Leaders:

  • Exhibit leadership potential
  • Possess a positive attitude
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and often with limited direct supervision
  • Demonstrate self-initiative, punctuality, maturity, and flexibility

Commitments and Responsibilities of Orientation Leaders:

  • Attend and participate in weekly Orientation Leader training sessions February-April
  • Attend a team building retreat on campus during the Spring semester
  • Facilitate guided tours at 3 designated VSU Visitation Days scheduled by the Office of VSU Admissions (dates TBA)
  • Welcome new students and families to the university and assist with the orientation check- in process at all orientation sessions (dates TBA)
  • Assist students with academic advising and class registration at all orientation sessions
  • Orientation Leaders cannot take classes during June that conflict with June orientation sessions

Compensation for Orientation Leaders:

  • Stipend for attending mandatory training sessions February-April
  • Stipend for working Blazer Beginnings Orientation sessions
  • VSU Bookstore gift card and meal for each scheduled VSU Visitation Day
  • Lunch provided at all orientation sessions

Application and Selection Process:

  • Applications for Orientation Leaders will be available on-line the Fall semester of each year
  • Complete and submit application by early Spring semester of each year
  • Provide one letter of recommendation (form will be provided)
  • Sign up for interview with Orientation Coordinator and Orientation Selection Committee Member
  • New Orientation Leaders will be announced the month of February of each year