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SIB (Now called Orientation Mentor) Applications Now Avaiable

Orientation Mentor Application (formally the SIB Position)
Office of Student Life and Leadership

Position Description:

The Orientation Mentor (OM) position (formally known as the SIB position) is an outstanding opportunity for any student interested in gathering leadership skills and enhancing his/her marketability for future positions. The OM assists with implementing all orientation events and plays a vital role in facilitating the adjustment of new students to the campus and community. In addition, an OM conveys information to new students and their families about programs and services.


The OMs will facilitate small group discussions and activities with new students, provide assistance to help direct new students to a variety of activities; setup, execute, breakdown and participate (in some cases) all orientation events; acquaint new students with campus services and building locations; assist with new student move in process; and discuss sensitive issues. In addition, OMs will attend ALL training sessions.

Orientation Dates: August 21-24 (training), August 25-27 (Orientation Weekend)


There are a variety of qualities that an OM must have: leadership potential; positive communication skills; a desire to work with students, families, faculty and staff; integrity; a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA; good social standing; problem solving abilities; sensitivity to diversity in all of its forms; and a positive work ethic.


There are many benefits for outstanding students who pursue an Orientation Mentor position. Most importantly, OMs will gain significant leadership experience and skills in effective communication. In addition, OMs will have opportunities to develop relationships with faculty, staff and students. Additional remuneration includes the ability to move in to your Fall residence early, meals during all Orientation trainings and Orientation Weekend; t-shirt and nametags.

Application Process:

Applications are available in the Student Life and Leadership Office in Scandling Center starting on March 23rd and ending on April 7th.

Applications along with a picture of yourself are due to Student Life and Leadership no later than 5:00pm on April 7th (good academic and social standing will be confirmed by the respective Dean's Office). The picture will be used in identifying candidates and used in Orientation related marketing if the candidate is hired.
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