Apply to be on the Orientation Team

Become an Orientation Leader

Do you want to welcome the next generation of Chants to the University you love? If you’re ready to learn, lead, be challenged, grow, and serve… apply to be an Orientation Leader! Being a part of the Orientation Team (O-Team) is a rewarding experience that provides opportunities for personal and professional growth.

How will being an Orientation Leader benefit me as a student at CCU?

Making connections throughout the University is critical for your success as a student. As an Orientation Leader, you will have the opportunity to make and enhance connections with faculty, staff, and a variety of students from the CCU community. In addition, you will benefit from learning detailed information about University services and programs. Finally, you will be participating in an intense leadership learning experience. If selected, your time on staff will ask you to develop and strengthen your understanding of leadership, and you will be seen and treated as one of the pre-eminent student leaders on our campus.

How will the Orientation Team experience benefit me after graduation?

The Orientation Team experience will be intentionally designed to enhance your leadership skills and abilities. Orientation Leaders will develop skills in group problem-solving, conflict resolution, interpersonal communication, multicultural understanding, and team building. Being an Orientation Leader will provide you with the unique opportunity to mentor new students. Throughout the year, you will have opportunities to use your skills in hands-on situations, thus providing experiences upon which future employers look favorably.

Becoming a member of the O-Team is highly competitive. We seek to put together a diverse staff, full of various experiences, backgrounds, strengths, and challenges. We encourage all interested students to apply for these prestigious leadership positions on our campus. 



Student Coordinator

Student Coordinators are a small group of the most outstanding Orientation Team Members who are selected to be a part of the Orientation staff for a second or third year.  Student Coordinators have specific responsibilities to assist professional Orientation, Transition & Family Programs staff in planning and implementation of any/all CCU orientation related events, as well as create training plans for O-teamers (retreat, class, Intensive Training, etc.)

As a Student Coordinator, you will assist the professional staff members in identifying areas of improvement with the program and staff. Student Coordinators are involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of all components of the Orientation program. The Student Coordinator position is now a full year position, beginning in the Fall semester. 

Student Coordinators take the place of student staff administration. They serve as the liaison between student staff and OTFP professional staff. Student Coordinators will attend SROW in 2024 as official Student Representatives of Coastal Carolina University, as well as partake in other professional development experiences.


Pay Rate - $13.00 per hour

Professional Development Trainings

SROW 2024

Graduation Cord



Team Leader

Team Leaders are a select group of outstanding Orientation Leaders (OLs) who are selected to be a part of the Orientation staff for a second year! Team Leaders have specific responsibilities to mentor, guide, and motivate new OLs throughout their training and development in the spring semester and summer orientations.

Team Leaders will be assigned a group of new OLs to mentor throughout their experience. As a Team Leader, you will assist the Student Coordinators in identifying areas of improvement, providing communication updates, and facilitation of specific/more complex OL duties, etc.  Team Leaders are involved in the planning, facilitation, and evaluation of all components of the Orientation program, Specifically intensive training.  

Team Leaders are also required to successfully complete a 3 credit course in Peer Leadership  & Service Learning (UNIV 205) in the Spring Semester.


Pay Rate - $12.00

Free 3 Credit Elective Course

SROW 2024

Professional Development Trainings

Leadership Development Opprotunity


Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders are one of three student leadership positions in Orientation, Transition, & Family Programs. OLs are responsible for welcoming and helping new students and their families acclimate to campus during Orientation Programs, Teal Nation Welcome, Family Weekend and all other office programming throughout the academic year.

Orientation Leaders play a vital role in helping facilitate the transition of new students by providing leadership, support, and information about University programs and services and much more! Orientation Leaders have the power to make a positive and lasting difference in the Coastal Carolina University community by working to create an inclusive environment that enhances growth, development, and empowerment of new students.  

The position of Orientation Leader is a great resume builder, and provides real world peer education, service learning experience. Being a part of the CCU Orientation Team is a wonderful way to find community and network on campus. OL's as part of their training requirements will enroll in UNIV 100, a course on Leadership Development. 


Pay Rate- $11.00

Free 3 Credit Course

Leadership Skill Development

Being a valued CCU Student Representative

Campus Publicity & Promotion



Click HERE to Complete a 2024 Orientation Leader Interest Form

Questions? Please email Marisa Canarick, Coordinator for Orientation, Transition and Family Programs: