Become a Student Leader
Join the elite team of student leaders that bring the MU in comMUnity to our campus! You’ll have the opportunity to grow and sharpen your leadership skills, bring diversity and programming to your teams, and help your fellow marauders meet new heights!
Learn more about each position by clicking on the name and attending an information session.
1/31/17 at 8 P.M., SMC 113
WHO IS AN ORIENTATION LEADER (OL)?
An Orientation Leader is an exceptional student, passionate about being a MARAUDER, serving others, and educational opportunities at the ‘Ville. The OL plays an important role in welcoming incoming students – freshmen and transfers – to the MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY community. OL’s GUIDE and MENTOR new students. OL’s MODEL the behaviors and attitudes of successful students. They are a select group of STUDENT LEADERS trained to serve as ACADEMIC and SOCIAL resources for incoming students. Orientation Leaders gain for themselves a UNIQUE and meaningful experience based on SERVING others and being part of a high-functioning team.
You are required to have a personal interview. Personal interviews last approximately 15 minutes and will be conducted by staff and members past and present of the Orientation Planning Committee (OPC). You will be contacted regarding scheduling a personal interview should you move past the Group Interview stage.
If you are selected, you must be available to participate in spring and summer training as well as select summer orientation programs and the fall arrival orientation program. This specifically includes Saturday, April 15 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 16 through Sunday, August 27. If you have external employment during the summer you will need to inform your employer that you will not be able to work between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. during OL Training and Arrival Orientation Weekend. If you have not already done so, you will be required to complete the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment (online).
OL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
- Greet students and families as they arrive at Millersville.
- Be available to answer students’ questions regarding social/academic concerns.
- Acquaint incoming students with campus services and building locations.
- Facilitate activities during orientation programs that assist incoming students transition to Millersville.
- Conduct small group icebreakers and activities.
- Serve as a positive role model for all students by demonstrating a commitment to a healthy balance of academics and social life as well as engagement in learning and commitment to becoming a lifelong learner.
- Be alcohol and substance free for the entire Orientation period (training - Arrival Orientation Weekend).
- Abide by and enforce all university rules and regulations.
- Attend formal training sessions prior to Arrival Orientation Weekend.
- Distribute schedules and other materials.
- Attend orientation meals with incoming students.
- Attend orientation social events scheduled for incoming students.
- Aid with any emergencies that may occur.
- Attend meetings as scheduled by the Office of Orientation & Transition Programs or the OPC throughout the year.
BENEFITS OF BEING AN OL
- A $1,000 stipend paid in installments during fall 2017.
- All meals and lodging during OL training through the start of the semester meal and housing plans.
- Housing during training for all students living on campus in University-managed housing during fall 2017.
- Gain resume-worthy leadership experience.
- Develop professional relationships with faculty, staff, and other students.
- Gain a sense of satisfaction in giving back to the university community.
- Improve self-confidence, communication skills, and teamwork abilities.
Candidates will be notified of the committee’s selections prior to March 24, 2017. All candidates will be notified in writing of their status.
1/26/17 4-5 P.M., SMC 202
1/27/17 3-4 P.M., SMC 202
1/31/17 Noon-1 P.M., SMC 202
2/2/17 10-11 A.M., SMC 202
Peer Educators offer important resources and information regarding mental, emotional, and physical health to their fellow Marauders. Peer educators are hired and trained to work in a specific group by topic:
ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG PEER EDUCATORS-provide education to their peers about high risk drinking and drug use, risk reduction strategies, provide accurate information on the use of substances among MU students, and the implications of use on a student's personal and academic success.
BODY AND MIND PEER EDUCATORS-provide education to their peers about stress and time management, anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses as well as information on healthy body image.
KARLIE'S ANGELS PEER EDUCATORS-provide education to their peers about dating violence, domestic violence, relationships, stalking, and sexual assault. Programs include information on consent, bystander intervention, risk reduction strategies, the role of alcohol, and reporting options.
SEXUAL RESPONSIBILITY/HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS PEER EDUCATORS-provide education to their peers about contraception, sexually transmitted infections, and healthy relationships.
GREEK LIFE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE EDUCATORS-students involved in fraternities or sororities provide education to their fellow members about alcohol and other drugs, dating violence, domestic violence, relationships, stalking and sexual assault.
CHOICES STUDENT-ATHLETE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE EDUCATORS-student-athletes provide education to other student-athletes about alcohol and other drugs, dating violence, domestic violence, relationships, stalking and sexual assault.
Pre-Scholar Summer Institute (PSSI):
1/25/17 during common hour (12:05-1:10) in SMC 204
1/26/17 during common hour (12:05-1:10) in SMC 204
The Pre-Scholars Summer Institute is a five week summer opportunity program for students of promise. The focus of the Pre-Scholars Summer Institute is on the holistic development of the student and establishing a set of core values that are consistent with higher education. PSSI leaders maintain contact and support from undergraduate and graduate staff that specialization in academic, interpersonal and community-building skills.
PSSI students face a challenging schedule: A typical day begins in the early morning and ends late in the evening. Big responsibilities come with big rewards: PSSI students earn six college credits, are involved in leadership and values development, participate in diversity and mathematics workshops and get insider-experience with the various campus resources available at Millersville.
1/26/17 8-9 P.M. SMC 24
2/1/17 during common hour (12:05-1:00) in SMC 18
The Resident Assistant (RA) is a student leader who lives within the residence hall and is responsible for the health, safety, and developmental experience of a floor or wing of students. RA’s are available to assist with the personal and academic concerns of the students and to help mediate any group conflicts that may arise. The RA also serves as a facilitator to encourage a cooperative and considerate group living environment. The RA is expected to help build a sense of togetherness and community by initiating and organizing floor/wing or hall activities and programs. The RA serves as an informational resource about the campus and the residence hall. Most of all, the RA is expected to be a person who cares about people and attempts to make the residence hall a worthwhile place to live.
Students Helping Admissions Recruiting Program (SHARP) Team are undergraduate students who serve as an integral part of the Admissions Office. In an effort to increase awareness, application, and enrollment of prospective students, SHARP Team members are student ambassadors who engage with prospective students and families, providing a positive first impression of Millersville University. SHARP Team members help facilitate campus visits, tours, and help create prospective student and families’ first impressions of MU!
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