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To be an Orientation Leader, you must:

  • Currently be enrolled full-time as a undergraduate student at 51.
  • Be enrolled at least through Fall 2021.
  • Have good academic standing (GPA of 2.5 or better) prior to applying AND at the end of the spring semester before the orientation season.
  • Be available for an eight week long, 1-credit hour leadership practicum, LDR 396 (course meeting times and included office hours) and ALL training and preparation for the Northern Exposure programs throughout the summer.
  • Earn a MINIMUM of a B- in the for-credit LDR 396 training course.
  • Maintain a positive attitude during LONG days and late nights.
  • Be an excellent team player.
  • Have appropriate levels of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills (you will be representing 51).
  • Lead small groups and facilitate small group discussions.
  • Inhabit on-campus housing provided to you from May to August.
  • Be familiar with 51's resources, services, and academic requirements.
  • Be mature and demonstrate independent judgment.
  • Maintain appropriate levels of personal hygiene and living-space cleanliness.
  • Keep an open mind.