Orientation Leader


What's an Orientation Leader?

New student orientation is the intentional process of assisting first-year and transfer students in making the transition to the academic and cultural environment of Calvin College. Orientation Leaders play an integral role in this process by helping new students successfully navigate their first semester on campus; participating with new students in all orientation activities; being an enthusiastic and positive role model; distributing important information in a timely manner; supporting Calvin's mission in day-to-day contact with new students; and assisting in the teaching of the First Year Seminar class during first semester. Each year the Campus Involvement and Leadership Office hires approximately 50 Orientation Leaders.

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Who can apply?

Any Calvin student with the following characteristics may apply to be an Orientation Leader:

  • Interest in and commitment to helping new students make a smooth and successful adjustment
  • Willingness to exercise gifts of creativity, hospitality, and service
  • Possesses general understanding of Calvin's campus environment (current or previous experience in orientation, a student organization, student leadership, or campus office is highly desirable)
  • Demonstrates confidence and maturity in interpersonal relationships
  • Strives to manifest Christian commitment in thought, word, and deed
  • Has a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Maintains full-time student status at Calvin and fulfills the college's eligibility requirements for participation in campus activities as reflected in the Student Handbook.