Undergraduate Admissions

Become a Welcome Week Leader

    **Applications now available**


  • Gain valuable leadership experience for a lifetime benefit
  • Help new students benefit from your own experiences
  • Gain experience in public speaking for small group settings
  • Develop self-confidence and pride
  • Be an active citizen in the campus community
  • Meet many new people and make new friends
SOS Leaders


  • Attend orientation training workshops prior to Fall Orientation
  • Welcome new students to campus
  • Assist with fall orientation activities
  • Lead small group orientation sessions with new students at the beginning of the fall semester
  • Help new students adjust to WIU life
  • Share experiences with new students and offer guidance and support
  • Show new students the campus layout
  • Assist in the new student fall orientation evaluation process
  • Follow up with student groups throughout the academic year

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be enrolled at WIU in the fall semester
  • Be in and maintain good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Possess general knowledge of WIU resources
  • Have strong interpersonal communication skills

Application & Selection Process

  • Complete and return the Welcome Week Leader application; Applications will be available Spring 2015.
  • Contact Orientation at (309) 298-3157 or orientation@wiu.edu for any questions.