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									Orientation Leader Application - Please keep this sheet for your records!
JOB DESCRIPTION
40 plus Orientation Leaders will be chosen to assist with the Fall 2012 V-Hawk Orientation Days. Orientation Leaders assist new
students during move-in, orientation weekend, welcome week, and through the overall transition to college. There are many
responsibilities that go along with being an Orientation Leader but also many rewards.

TIME COMMITMENT
    Attend the 3 mandatory training sessions on:
          o Thursday, April 26 at 5:30-7:30 p.m.
          o Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – TBD
                   Organize and lead a fellowship event on Wednesday evening
          o Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

        Participate and help with all orientation activities starting on Friday, August 24, 2012 through Sunday, August 26, 2012.

        If you will be living on campus come Fall 2012, you will be allowed to move into your residence hall on the morning of
         Wednesday, August 22, 2012.

        Attend and invite your team of new students to attend the Welcome Back Bash on Thursday, August 30 anytime during 2-4
         p.m. in the Mathy Center.

        Hold a team reunion activity during the month of September.

Being able to uphold the time commitment is a requirement to be an Orientation Leader and no exceptions will be made.
Please make sure, before you interview, that this will not conflict with any of your other extracurricular activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES
       Welcome new students and families
       Serve as a positive role model for new students
       Abide by all campus policies & federal/state laws
       Help new students become familiar with campus resources and facilities
       Facilitate all small group activities
       Establish a fun, caring, enthusiastic, and accepting climate in small groups and throughout orientation sessions
       Maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at Viterbo University

BENEFITS
        Meet new people and build friendships
        Build experiences and skills such as serving as a role model and leader on campus, group facilitation, and working as a
         team member
        Earn 30 hours of community service
        Move in early if you’re living on-campus
        Receive two free t-shirts
        Free food and activities during all of your contracted time commitment

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS
Applications and reference letters are due no later than Thursday, March 30, 2012 at 5 p.m. to Dodie Marriott, Administrative
Assistant for Campus Activities in the Office of Residence Life or email to campusactivities@viterbo.edu. Upon turning in your
application, please sign up for an interview, in person. Interviews will be in a group setting. Your options for an interview are:
       Tuesday, April 10 from 5-6:30 p.m.
       Wednesday, April 11 from 8:30-10 a.m.
       Thursday, April 12 from 4-5:30 p.m.
 If you can’t make a group interview time due to class, you may make a request for an individual interview with Kari Reyburn.
This exception will only be made for class conflicts.
Orientation Leader Application - Please complete and turn-in upon signing up for an interview.
□ Check the box if you have ever been an Orientation Leader in the past
□ Check the box if you applied to be a Resident Assistant
□ Check the box if you would be interested in overseeing a team of new students who are commuters and may have a different
    orientation schedule than the rest

□ Check the box if you would be interested in working with non-traditional new students
Full Name: __________________________________                            Preferred Name: ______________

Year in College: _____________________________                           Viterbo ID #: _________________

Major: _____________________________________                             Current GPA: ________________

Current Address: ______________________________________________________________________

Email: _____________________________________                             Cell Phone #: ________________

Fall Address: _________________________________________________________________________

Application Questions – Please attach answers on a separate sheet; typed is preferred

    1. Why do you want to be an Orientation Leader?

    2. What qualities, skills or experiences do you posses that would help you as an Orientation Leader?

    3. Describe one stressful or difficult situation you experienced during your first weeks at college. As an Orientation Leader, how
       could you help someone in this type of situation overcome a similar situation?

    4. If a new student asked you, “How do I make friends?” What would you say?

REFRENCES
Please list two references who qualify as (1) a Viterbo University Faculty, Staff, Administrator, or Resident Assistant and (2) a current
or recent employer. Please have your references fill out the reference form on the next page and send the Campus Activities Office,
900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601 or email to campusactivities@viterbo.edu by March 29, 2012.

         Name                                          Email and/or Phone Number                              Position

1. ___________________________________________________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________________________________________________

By completing my application and signing below, I hereby waive my right of access to the confidential statements on the Orientation
Leader Recommendation Form submitted to Kari Reyburn.

My signature also authorizes Kari Reyburn to collect my reference form(s) and verify my cumulative and semester grade point average
with the Registrar’s Office.



Signature __________________________________________ __________________________________ Date
                                       VITERBO UNIVERSITY
                           ORIENTATION LEADER RECOMMENDATION FORM
                          (CONFIDENTIAL-CANDIDATE WILL NOT SEE RECOMMENDATION)



(NAME)__________________________________________has applied for a position to be an Orientation
Leader at Viterbo University for August 2012. In this capacity, she/he will be responsible for assisting new
students and parents during move-in and orientation weekend. Orientation Leaders are asked to be positive role
models for new students, facilitate small group activities and discussion, and create an atmosphere of respect
and community. The purpose of this recommendation form is to get a sense of the candidate’s potential for the
Orientation Leader position. Your honest and confidential appraisal of the applicant is appreciated and will
help us determine the quality of the potential candidates. If you have any questions, please call the Office of
Campus Activities (Kari Reyburn or Dodie Marriott) at (608) 796-3060 or email campusactivities@viterbo.edu.


High                      Medium                              Low                  Unable to Rate

5               4                      3                       2           1                            U

Peer leadership ability                                                        5   4   3   2   1    U
Observed maturity and stability                                                5   4   3   2   1    U
Responsibility and dependability                                               5   4   3   2   1    U
Has a positive attitude, energy and influence on others                        5   4   3   2   1    U
Uses good common sense and judgment in making decisions                        5   4   3   2   1    U
Ability to relate and communicate well with peers, students or staff           5   4   3   2   1    U
Would support and abide by Viterbo policies and the law                        5   4   3   2   1    U

OVERALL RECOMMENDATION: (Please circle)

Highly Recommend          Recommend          Recommend with Reservations       Do Not Recommend

Additional comments are welcome on the personal qualities of the candidate that you may feel are
pertinent to the assessment of his/ her Orientation Leader potential:

Name of Reference: _________________________ Signature: ____________________

Title/Position: ______________________________ Company/School: ______________

How long have you known the applicant? ______________________________________

Please return to the following address by Thursday, March 29, 2012:

Campus Activities Office
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601

Email campusactivities@viterbo.edu
Fax 608-796-3050
                                       VITERBO UNIVERSITY
                           ORIENTATION LEADER RECOMMENDATION FORM
                          (CONFIDENTIAL-CANDIDATE WILL NOT SEE RECOMMENDATION)



(NAME)__________________________________________has applied for a position to be an Orientation
Leader at Viterbo University for August 2012. In this capacity, she/he will be responsible for assisting new
students and parents during move-in and orientation weekend. Orientation Leaders are asked to be positive role
models for new students, facilitate small group activities and discussion, and create an atmosphere of respect
and community. The purpose of this recommendation form is to get a sense of the candidate’s potential for the
Orientation Leader position. Your honest and confidential appraisal of the applicant is appreciated and will
help us determine the quality of the potential candidates. If you have any questions, please call the Office of
Campus Activities (Kari Reyburn or Dodie Marriott) at (608) 796-3060 or email campusactivities@viterbo.edu.


High                      Medium                              Low                  Unable to Rate

5               4                      3                       2           1                            U

Peer leadership ability                                                        5   4   3   2   1    U
Observed maturity and stability                                                5   4   3   2   1    U
Responsibility and dependability                                               5   4   3   2   1    U
Has a positive attitude, energy and influence on others                        5   4   3   2   1    U
Uses good common sense and judgment in making decisions                        5   4   3   2   1    U
Ability to relate and communicate well with peers, students or staff           5   4   3   2   1    U
Would support and abide by Viterbo policies and the law                        5   4   3   2   1    U

OVERALL RECOMMENDATION: (Please circle)

Highly Recommend          Recommend          Recommend with Reservations       Do Not Recommend

Additional comments are welcome on the personal qualities of the candidate that you may feel are
pertinent to the assessment of his/ her Orientation Leader potential:

Name of Reference: _________________________ Signature: ____________________

Title/Position: ______________________________ Company/School: ______________

How long have you known the applicant? ______________________________________

Please return to the following address by Thursday, March 29, 2012:

Campus Activities Office
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601

Email campusactivities@viterbo.edu
Fax 608-796-3050

								
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