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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 extremely 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. 

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All applicants must attend an Information Session in order to be considered for the Orientation Team Member position.

Information Session Dates




Thursday, Oct. 17

6 p.m.

LJSU A-213

Wednesday, Oct. 23

4 p.m.

LJSU A-213

Tuesday, Oct. 29

6 p.m.

LJSU A-214

Monday, Nov. 4

5 p.m.

LJSU A-214

Thursday, Nov. 7

4:30 p.m.

LJSU A-214

Required Dates for 2020 O-Teamers

Congratulations Dinner (6 p.m., HTCC 207):
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2018

All-Staff Orientation Team Retreat (location TBA):
Friday, Jan. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020

Orientation Team Leadership Class:
Tuesday and Thursday 4:30 to 6 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union A-201

Southern Regional Orientation Workshop Prep-Meetings (5 to 7 p.m., locations TBA):
Friday, Jan. 24 2019 and Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

Southern Regional Orientation Workshop (SROW) in Bowling Green, Ky.:
Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15, 2020 (Meeting on Thursday, March 12 at 3 p.m.)

Estimated Intensive Training and “Live-In” Orientation Dates:
TBD 2020 (4.5 week)

CINO TIE, Late Orientations, Convocation:
Tuesday, Aug. 11 – Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020

Spring 2021 Orientation
Thursday, January 7, 2020

Questions? Please email Ashley Perry, assistant director of New Student and Family Programs: