Apply to be a Spring 2021 Orientation Leader

Application Deadline: Tues., Dec. 1, 5 p.m.
Individual Interviews: Interviews and notifications will occur on a rolling basis.

GS Student Life invites students to apply to serve as Orientation Leaders for the Spring 2021 New Student Orientation Program (NSOP).

October 23, 2020

Orientation Leader Responsibilities & Time Commitment:

  • Orientation Leaders will guide a cohort of incoming students (OL Group):
    • Send new students an introduction email and highlight meetings throughout the week
    • Offer a 1 on 1 meeting to each incoming student
      • Completed by Sunday, January 10
  • Orientation Leaders will be assigned to a crew of OL's with a Crew Captain as a mentor:
    • Attend a crew introduction meeting to occur before Orientation Week (scheduled with Crew Captain)
    • Attend one crew check-in meeting during Orientation Week (scheduled with Crew Captain)
  • Orientation Leaders are required to attend all of the following programs:
    • Orientation Leader Training
      • Tuesday, December 22 or
      • Wednesday, December 23 
    • Orientation Week: Monday, January 4 - Sunday, January 10
      • View New Student Welcome Ceremony on Monday, January 4 from 9 - 10:30 a.m.
      • Attend advisor session on Monday, January 4 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., if assigned
      • Host two OL Group Social on Monday, January 4 & Wednesday, January 6 from 6 - 6:40 p.m.
      • Attend the New Student Virtual Social on Tuesday, January 5 from 6 - 7 p.m.
      • Sign up for at least three additional Orientation events during the week, including one evening or weekend program

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 

  • Must be an enrolled General Studies student
  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Must have excellent communication skills and a desire to work with incoming students

Students who have any questions regarding the Orientation Leader position or about the application should contact

Apply by Tues., Dec. 1, 5 p.m.