We want YOU to be an Orientation Leader! 

Information Session Sign-Up - here!

November 28th at 11 a.m., DIGS 221

November 30th at 5 p.m., DIGS 221

January 8th at 11 a.m., DIGS 221


What is an Orientation Leader?    OL pic with signs

Orientation Leaders are student leaders who welcome new students to campus during New Student Orientation, and play a vital role in helping facilitate the transition of new students and their families to Winthrop University. They work as a team to provide inforamtion about university programs, services, and engagement opportunities for students.


OL Responsibilities

  • Attend all Winthrop University scheduled Orientation sessions for 2024.
  • Present, and facilitate small group discussions and activities with  new students.
  • Serve as a resource for family members,while escorting them to their breakout sessions.
  • Participate in orientation skits, and weekent retreat.
  • Participate in weekly training sessions with Team Leaders beginning in March.
  • Register for LEAD 120C- class starting March 1, 2024.
  • Assist with Family Day Octoer 5, 2024.
  • Assist with Orientation check-in and sessions as needed.

OL pic Digs








Orientation Leader Qualifications                 De'Ja's group

  • Applicants must attend and Information Session.
  • Completed 12 credit hours at Winthrop by end of fall semester.
  • A minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Be in good academic and judicial standing with the University.
  • Applicants must be returning to Winthrop University for Fall 2024.
  • Able to attend all required dates.
  • Must receive at least a B- in the LEAD 120C class.                                                                     

Compensation and Benefits

  • $1,200 leadership stipend.
  • Housing and meals during summer training and Orientation sessions.
  • Access to the West Center during the summer.
  • University gear, including but not limited to Orientation staff polos, name tags, back pack, and t-shirts.
  • DSU Event Pass for Welcome Week 2024.
  • Professional development opportunities, mentorship, traninings and hands-on experiences.
  • Networking opportunities with university faculty, staff and student leaders.
  • Opportunity to apply the following year as a returner OL, or to be selected for one of three paid student Orientation Leader Coordinator (SOC) positions.

Family Orientation


How to Apply

  1. All OL and TF candidates must attend one Information Session held starting in November and early January to learn more about each position and to gain access to the application. For updates, keep an eye on our Instagram. Info Session Dates and Times are listed below. Please sign-up for an information session day/time here.
    • Tuesday, November 28 at 11:00 a.m. ET (in-person -DIGS 221)
    • Thursday, November 30 at 5:00 p.m. (in-person- DIGS 221) 
    • Monday, January 8 at 11:00 a.m. (in-person - DIGS 221
  2. Read all requirements and mandatory dates (given at Information Session) to ensure there are no conflicts. All dates are required.
  3. Complete your online application and portfolio. Access to the online application and portfolios are only given to Information Session attendees. There are multiple parts, so please prepare carefully.
  4. Submit your application and portfolio by the deadline, and prepare for the interview process.

Please direct all questions and concerns to OrientationStaff@winthrop.edu.


Recruitment Timeline

  • November: Information sessions begin  
  • December/January: Applications Due
  • January: OL 1st Round Interviews
  • February: OL 2nd Round Interviews; OL Decision Notification; OL Contract Signing
  • March: LEAD 120 Class begins on March 1, 2024


Eagle Experiences

"As an incoming student to Winthrop, I always looked at involvement as a way to elevate my Winthrop Experience. Of course, my main focus is academics, but that wouldn’t be the full 'college experience' I wanted. I turned to many clubs and organizations to try to find my fit, and luckily I found it in the Office of New Student & Family Programs (NSFP). This office allowed me to gain a newfound connection to my institution that I never thought was possible"


Please direct questions to OrientationStaff@winthrop.edu.


2023 Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders 2023
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