New Student Orientation Leaders

We need YOU to be an Orientation Leader!

Each academic year, the New Student Orientation Program will select a group of mature and dedicated undergraduate leaders to assist with implementing orientation programs during the summer, fall, and spring. Orientation Leaders serve as guides for new students, who are making the transition to The University of the District of Columbia (UDC).

As you consider your interest in this position, we want to share the competencies that we will be evaluating throughout the process:

Communication: Can you communicate your ideas clearly and concisely? Do you know when to speak up and when to listen?
Team Work: Can you balance the need to accomplish tasks within a group of team members?
Leadership & Maturity: Do you take initiative?  Are you a strong peer role model?
Critical Thinking: Are you able to see issues from multiple perspectives?
Cultural Competency: Are you supportive toward others’ cultures, identities, and beliefs?
Time Management: Do you know how to realistically manage your time for your academic, work, and personal commitments?

If you believe you got what it takes…Join the team and become an Orientation Leader TODAY!

Make sure you read the Orientation Leader Application Information Sheet (pdf) before applying: it has tentative training and work dates, information on the application and selection process and general information about qualifications and expectations.


Application Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2016 at 4:00pm


2016-2017 Selection Timeline

Application and Reference deadlineFebruary 5, 2016 by 4:00pm
Notification of individual interviewsFebruary 10, 2016
Individual interviewsFebruary 16-18, 2016
Selection announcementFebruary 25, 2016
Acceptance deadlineFebruary 29, 2016 3:00pm

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Sharleeta Dunlap, Student Orientation Coordinator at


What will your responsibilities be as an Orientation Leader?

  • Welcome new Firebirds and their family members to UDC
  • Assist in the preparation, organization and presentation of orientation activities, materials and programs
  • Attend all scheduled training
  • Lead Campus tours to acquaint new students and their families with campus services
  • Share your UDC experience

What are some of the benefits of being an Orientation Leader?

  • Expect to grow, learn, and enhance your leadership & communication skills
  • Opportunities to network and make connections with UDC faculty, administrators, and staff
  • Most of all: Have Fun!

Join the team and become a volunteer Orientation Leader by applying here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 202.274.5354 or by e-mail at

We look forward to working with you!

New Student Orientation Committee


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