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First-Year Experience Leadership Positions

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.

Applications for FYE positions are closed for the 2019-20 academic year. The hiring process for 2020-21 will reopen in November 2019.

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/families, coordinate evening activities and much more. Applicants must be available for all training and program dates.

SLU 101 Leader Position Description

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

International Ambassador

International ambassadors help to facilitate a successful international student orientation for spring, summer, and fall semesters by assisting with airport pick-ups, helping with move-in for international students, and leading orientation activities.  International ambassadors build relationships with international students throughout the year through a variety of activities and also serve as conversation partners to English language learners.  Applicants must be available for training and program dates and requirements.

International Ambassador Position Description

Commuter Assistants

Commuter assistants provide educational and social programming 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

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 2019 semester. Transfer mentors also serve as Oriflamme leaders.

Transfer mentors are asked to serve approximately five hours a week for the first six weeks of the fall semester, with additional opportunities to serve in the first three weeks of the spring semester.

Transfer Mentor Position Description

Questions? Susan Fanale ( and Jackie Weber ( are the points of contact for the FYE leader selection process.