Saint Louis University’s First-Year Experience leaders help students through their transition to college by serving as resources and role models. In addition to serving incoming students and their families, these positions are a great leadership development opportunity for you and are, of course, fun.
SLU 101 Summer Orientation Leaders
SLU 101 leaders are a select group of students who assist incoming freshmen, transfers, and their families during summer orientation. SLU 101 leaders facilitate small group discussions, share information through presentations, assist in the advising and registration process, serve on panels for students or parents, coordinate evening activities and much more. Applicants must be available for all training and program dates.
Oriflamme Fall Orientation Leaders
Oriflamme Leaders help create a successful Fall Welcome experience for first-year students. Leaders
serve as mentors, assist with move-in and lead residence hall floor groups and freshman
commuter and new transfer students in activities such as the Spirit Competition and
other social and educational activities. They also facilitate peer group discussions
and serve as a resource to incoming students. Applicants must be able to attend all
aspects of Oriflamme training and Fall Welcome events.
Oriflamme Leader Position Description
University 101 Peer Instructors
University 101 peer instructors serve as student co-instructors with a faculty or staff member teaching “University 101: Enhancing First-Year Success” course (UNIV 1010 ). U101 is a one-hour course that meets for 14 weeks in the fall semester. Peer instructors assist with class preparation and facilitation, read student reflections and provide feedback.
U101 peer instructors also share their experiences at SLU and knowledge of campus
resources with new students. The average time commitment is approximately three to
five hours per week.
University 101 Peer Instructor Position Description
Commuter assistants provide educational and social programming for for students who are exempt from SLU’s residency requirement. Each mentor works directly with groups of approximately 60-80 freshmen, serving as a guide and mentor. CAs meet with students one-on-one, holding weekly office hours and answering questions.
Applicants must be or have been a commuter student in the past and be available for
all training dates. The average time commitment is 15 hours per week for a year.
Commuter Assistant Position Description
Transfer mentors connect transfer students to the SLU community through activities and initiatives in the first six weeks of the fall semester. Applicants must be full-time students who transferred to SLU prior to the spring 2018 semester. Transfer Mentors also serve as an Oriflamme Leader.
Transfer mentors are asked to serve approximately five hours a week for the first six weeks of the semester, with additional opportunities to serve in the first three weeks of the spring 2019 semester.
2018 First-Year Experience Leadership Selection Process
Applications for 2018 First-Year Experience leadership positions begin Nov. 10, 2017. If you are interested in applying, we strongly encourage you to attend an information session for additional information about each position and the selection process.
- Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at 4 p.m. in Sinquefield Stateroom, DuBourg Hall (4th floor)
- Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in Busch Student Center 256
- Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at 4 p.m. in Busch Student Center 253 A/B
- Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in Busch Student Center 253 A/B
Before you apply, read the above position descriptions carefully. Make sure that you understand the expectations and are available for all training and program dates. This is a general application for all five leadership roles. Attending an Info Session will assist in understanding the positions directly from students that have held the positions as well as understand the application and selection process. You are encouraged to attend an Info Session.
Application Steps: Complete the online application that includes uploading a one page resume. We encourage you to complete your resume prior to starting the online application.
Group interviews will be held on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. In your application you will select your group interview time preference, which will be confirmed with you via email. (Candidates applying for U101 or Commuter Assistant positions only will not be required to go through the Group interview process).
We will primarily look at your communication and interaction skills. Once you have been selected for a position, you will be invited to an individual interview with questions more specific to that role.
Application and Interview Timeline
- Nov. 10, 2017: Application is available
- Jan. 19, 2018: Applications are due at 11:59 p.m.
- Jan. 24, 2018: Email notifications sent about assigned group interview time
- Jan. 26, 2018: Group interviews
- Feb. 5-11, 2018: Individual interviews
- Feb. 15, 2018: Selection email notifications sent
Early Access for Study Abroad
Students studying abroad in the spring can apply early and take part in a special selection process held in November for Oriflamme Leaders, Commuter Assistants, and Transfer Mentors. (Candidates studying abroad spring 2018 are not eligible to apply for SLU 101 Leader or U101 Leader.)
Application and Interview Timeline for Study Abroad Students
- Nov. 10, 2017: Application is available on SLU Groups
- Nov. 27, 2017: Applications are due at at 11:59 p.m.
- Dec. 4 and 5, 2017: Individual interviews
- Feb. 15, 2018: Selection email notifications sent
Questions? Contact the Student Involvement Center at 314-977-2805 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Susan Fanale and Jackie Weber are the points of contact for the FYE Leader Selection Process.