Orientation

Orientation 2021 Team Selection

This page is intended for current Hendrix students hoping to join the 2021 Orientation Team.

Coordinators

A paid position, Coordinators work directly with the Director of Student Activities to administer all aspects of the Orientation Program. Candidates will be expected to believe in and support the Hendrix College Student Affairs philosophy. Candidates must possess a positive attitude and service philosophy geared toward helping new students and become acclimated to Hendrix College. Candidates must be available to begin full-time work beginning May 24, 2021.  Office hours are M-F, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. The coordinator position is a pre-approved Odyssey credit in the Professional & Leadership Development category!

Peer Leaders
A volunteer position, Peer Leaders serve as the peer-to-peer leadership team during Orientation. One Peer Leader is selected per Orientation Trip. These volunteers help throughout the Spring Semester in selecting Orientation Leaders, developing the Orientation theme, and planning Orientation Trips. Peer Leaders arrive on campus one week prior to Orientation for continued training and preparation. The peer leader position is a pre-approved Odyssey credit in the Professional & Leadership Development category! Note: previous experience as an Orientation (OR) Leader is preferred.  It is not required.

OR Leaders
A volunteer position, "OR" (Orientation) LEADERS, together with Peer Leaders, serve as the interactive powerhouse during Orientation. Three OR Leaders are selected per Orientation Trip. These volunteers participate in a Spring Retreat in April, and they also arrive on campus several days before Orientation for continued training and preparation.

The Process

Both Peer and OR Leaders are selected through application processes which consist of an application form, several short essays, a resume, two references (including one current Hendrix Faculty or Staff member), and an interview process. These processes are explained more clearly in the application packets.

Selection Timeline

New Student Orientation Coordinator (pre-approved Odyssey credit in PL category)
2 Positions

  • Selection has already taken place

Orientation Peer Leader (pre-approved Odyssey credit in PL category)
25 Positions

  • March 22: Peer Leader applications available
  • April 9: Peer Leader application due by 4 PM in the StuAct office
  • April 12 - 23: Peer Leader interviews
  • April 26: Peer Leader selection notification

Orientation Leader (OR Leader)
75 Positions

  • April 12: OR Leader applications available
  • April 30: OR Leader applications due by 4 PM in the StuAct office
  • OR Leader applicant interview dates TBD
      

Mandatory Fall Training and OR Week Dates

  • Fall training for peer leaders begins Wednesday, August 11th and for OR leaders, Saturday, August 14th.  All leaders must be present when their training begins and through the end of the OR week, which is Monday, August 23rd. 

Additional dates relative to training and other expectations are detailed in the application packets.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may reach Tonya Hale via orientation@hendrix.edu or by calling 501-450-4575.

Application Packets

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2021 ORIENTATION LEADER APPLICATION