Student Orientation team

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

OLs 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 OL role also qualifies as a REAL experience for students.

Meet the team

Our Orientation team consists of our professional team as well as undergraduate peer leaders, including Orientation leaders and operations assistants supervised by student coordinators.

Student coordinators

Brian Lilly (He/Him)

Kelley Muanya (She/Her)

Aarushi Patel (She/Her)

Work for us: Orientation leader recruitment

Applications to join the summer 2023 Orientation Team closed in early October and the formal fall application process has concluded. If you are interested in learning about any potential opportunities that may arise to still join this summer’s team, please complete our Summer 2023 Orientation Team Interest Form at your earliest convenience.

In order to be considered for any Orientation Leader position(s) that may become available, you must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA by the start of the Spring 2023 semester and a satisfactory conduct check.

To learn more about the Orientation Leader position, you can view the Summer 2023 Orientation Leader Position Description for more details.

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