Each new academic year, New Student and Family Programs selects enthusiastic, qualified and resourceful students to serve as Orientation Leaders. During Orientation, Orientation Leaders serve in various capacities to assist students and families, conduct administrative work and oversee the student experience.

Orientation Leaders are considered Peer Leaders at VCU. A peer leader is defined as a student who has been selected and trained to serve in a leadership role that supports student success. This is a paid position on campus that provides students the opportunity to gain valuable leadership skills, lasting friendships and deep connection to the VCU community. The Orientation Leader role also qualifies as a REAL experience for students.


Apply today! Applications close on Sunday, Oct. 17.

Meet the team

Our Orientation Team consists of our professional team as well as undergradate peer leaders including Orientation Leaders and Operations Assistants supervised by Student Coordinators.

Student Coordinators

Jordan James (She/Her/Hers)

Caitlin Williams (She/Her/Hers)

Kelley Muanya (She/Her/Hers) 

Alex Posey (They/Them/Theirs)

Summer 2022 Orientation Leader Recruitment

Applications are now open to become an Orientation Leader for Summer 2022.

In order to be considered for an Orientation Leader position, you must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA by the start of the Spring 2022 semester and a satisfactory conduct check.

APPLICATIONS EXTENDED! The deadline for your application is Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 11:59pm. After the applications have been reviewed, individuals have the opportunity to be invited to our two step interview process taking place from Monday November 29, 2021 - (Round 1) & Wednesday, December 1 - Thursday, December 2, 2021 (Round 2).

Each applicant must have one reference that they can list, either from a professional (ex. VCU Faculty, VCU Staff Member, athletic coach, paster, past teacher, etc.) or from a current VCU student. The student can be a leader you have gotten to know like an OL or RA or even just a friend or roommate who can speak to your strengths.

You can view the 2022 Orientation Leader position descriptions for more details.

If you have any questions, please contact us at newrams@vcu.edu!

Apply now!