Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders

What is an Orientation Leader?

Orientation LeadersStudent Life is looking for students who are interested in assisting new students in their adjustment to Penn State Abington. Orientation Leaders play an integral role in the orientation program and process. 

Orientation Leaders are charged with introducing new students to the campus community as well as sharing valuable information about campus life.

As an Orientation Leader you will be involved in one of the most exciting and rewarding programs on campus, you will have the opportunity to meet new people, to hone your public speaking and facilitation skills and to develop as a campus leader. 

Orientation Leader applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.50 and cannot be on disciplinary probation.

What is the time commitment?

If you apply to be an Orientation Leader, you will be required to commit a significant amount of time and energy to making the program a success. Orientation leaders are paid for their commitment. The time commitment includes the following tentative schedule:

  • Orientation Leader Luncheon during common break – March 22 
  • Summer Orientation Dates: May 23, June 21, 28; July 12, 19, 26, and August 9 
  • International Student Orientation:  August 19, 20 
  • New Student Day on Wednesday August 21

In addition to completing the application and reference form, you will register for interviews in person at the Lares Information Desk. You may not schedule an interview until you have turned in your application.

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Orientation Leader. Please be sure to submit your application no later than 5:00PM on Friday, January 18, 2013 via email to gxd22@psu.edu.  Late applications will not be considered.

Should you have any questions regarding the Orientation Leader Program, please do not hesitate to contact Gina Kaufman at gxd22@psu.edu.