Undergraduate Admissions

Orientation Team Leadership Description

Be a Part of the Summer Program Assistant Team

Assist with Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR) programs,
New Student Registration programs, and Fall Orientation


  • Assist new students and their families in their Western Illinois University transition.
  • Join other selected student leaders for a fun, challenging, and memorable experience.
  • Gain valuable career-enhancing leadership experience.
  • Receive compensation along with room and board during SOAR programs.
Orientation Team


  • Serve as a guide and resource person for incoming students and families during SOAR.
  • Present and facilitate small group sessions and discussions.
  • Lead campus tours.
  • Assist with physical set up and tear down of programs and activities (capable of lifting up to 50 pounds).
  • Guide and direct students and their families to various campus locations.
  • Live in an assigned Western Illinois University residence hall during SOAR with the new students.
  • Observe and address student behavior to enforce all rules, regulations, safety, and discipline in the residence hall.
  • Facilitate emergency plans and procedures.
  • Be confident and assertive in addressing students and their families.
  • Play an active role in Fall Orientation.

Application & Selection Process

Please visit bit.ly/WIULeader for information about 2020 Summer Program Assistant application process