Become an Orientation Leader

Help out future Rams and represent Suffolk—lead the way for the next generation!

Orientation Leaders (OLs) play an integral role in the success of Suffolk's orientation program and are recognized leaders throughout the university community. They serve as group leaders, contacts between various departments, peer mentors/educators, and positive role models both during and after orientation.

They are actively involved in assisting new undergrad students with their transition to college, whether it’s from high school, the workforce, military, or another higher education institution. Orientation Leaders also work closely with family members of new students and support new student programs during the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

OLs are trained year-round in institutional information, group dynamics, leadership fundamentals, and student development. They receive financial compensation for work performed (during orientations conducted throughout the year) as well as room and board in an on-campus residence hall during summer orientation.

The application will open on November 18 and close on December 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. Apply Online!

Interested in becoming an Orientation Leader? Sign up here! Know someone who would make a great Orientation Leader? Recommend them here!

Information Sessions

Not sure about applying to be an Orientation Leader yet? Learn more about becoming an OL by attending one of our information sessions. Attending an information session is a requirement of the application process. You can also attend an information session if you're not sure about applying—it's a great way to learn more! You must be on time stay for the entire session. Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • October 29, 12:45pm
    Sawyer 821
  • November 3, 7 pm
    Smith Hall Basement
  • November 4, 7 pm
    1047 Commonwealth Lounge
  • November 5, 7 pm
    Miller Hall Function Room
  • November 12, 12:45 pm
    Sawyer 1019
  • November 14, 12:45 pm
    73 Tremont 5060
  • November 14, 7 pm
    10 West 2nd Floor
  • November 19, 1 pm
    Ridgeway 323
  • November 21, 7 pm
    Ridgeway 323
  • December 4, 4:45 pm
    Samia 315

Minimum Applicant Requirements


Enrolled as a full-time Suffolk University undergraduate student (and not plan to graduate before December 2020).

Grade Point Average

A cumulative Suffolk grade point average of 2.5 or higher at the time of selection and throughout tenure in the position.

Position Terms & Conditions For All Applicants

  1. Be in good academic and judicial standing with Suffolk University at the time of selection and throughout tenure in the position.
  2. Be available for all important dates, including participation in spring training workshops, orientation team retreat, summer training, and work all applicable orientation sessions/new student programs while serving on a diverse student leadership team.
  3. Understand, believe in and remain committed to the mission and goals of Orientation, New Student & Family Programs at Suffolk University.
  4. Remain flexible and engaged in assignments while demonstrating open and ongoing communication with staff and co-workers.
  5. Relate to and interact well with current and new students, family members, faculty, and staff at Suffolk.
  6. Adhere to all staff policies and training guidelines and positively support other leaders in the performance of their job duties and leadership development.