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Be an Orientation Leader

Orientation Leaders (OLs) at CSUF are a diverse group of students that are united by their passion to help.  The OLs assist and support incoming students and their family members as they navigate their new campus.  While they are serving new students, OLs develop leadership skills that help them stand out on campus, in their communities and in their future careers.

Educationally Related Learning Outcomes

Orientation Leaders will:
  • Increase communication skills (public speaking and interpersonal communication)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of campus resources and tailoring information to respective populations
  • Increase multicultural competency by learning how to work with diverse populations
  • Develop base level coaching and listening skills
  • Identify leadership style by articulating personal strengths and skills
  • Learn how to network and interact with campus partners and new students/guests
  • Be able to balance professional standards and expectations
  • Enhance time management skills
  • Learn how to manage large and small groups
  • Recognize and apply conflict resolution skills
  • Enhance critical thinking and problem solving

Position Commitments

  • Participate in weekly training meetings on Fridays throughout the Spring 2016 semester (9 am – 11 am) 
    January 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13
  • Participate in Orientation Leader training retreat
     January 2016 TBA (overnight)

  • Participate in “Welcome to Cal State Fullerton Day” training (April 8th, 2016) and staff “Welcome to Cal State Fullerton Day” (Saturday, April 9th, 2016)

  • Participate in ALL mandatory Summer Orientation Leader trainings
     May, June, July, and August 2016                (Transfer and New Student Orientation, Student Life Orientation)

  • Facilitate all Summer 2016 orientation program sessions
    May, June, July, and August 2016             (Transfer and New Student Orientation)
    August TBD                                                (Titan WOW)

Please note that all dates are subject to change.  The Orientation Leader staff will be notified of any changes.

Attention: Orientation Leaders cannot hold positions with Camp Titan or as Resident Assistants once selected.


Application/Selection Timeline

October 26, 2015                                 Applications available online at

November 6, 2015                                Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm

November 12 – 13th, 2015                  Candidate group interviews

November 17 – December 2, 2015      Candidate individual interviews

Applicants must be invited to participate in an individual interview (individual interviews will be scheduled for all invited candidates following the group interview process)

December 7, 2015                                Candidates will be notified of the 2016 Orientation Leader staff no later than                                                                   this date                                                                             

December 11, 2015                               Orientation Leader welcome reception (TBA)