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ALPHA Orientation Leaders




What's an ALPHA Orientation Leader (AOL)?

Think back to your first weeks as a student here on campus. Remember the one or two people assigned to your FYS group as helpers during Orientation? Those students were part of the ALPHA Program! 


Apply Now for 2018!

Want to help with Freshman Retreats? Want to help incoming first-years through their orientation week? Be an ALPHA Orientation Leader!

Read more about required criteria and/or apply below:

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Apply by March 14, 2018.


Our Mission 

The ALPHA Program strives to provide a support system that makes adjusting to college life as seamless as possible through mentorship of incoming first years, while also assisting FYS Instructors with the Orientation process.


Types of Alphas

There are several different types of ALPHAs. A student can be a Teaching Fellow in addition to being either type of ALPHA:

  • ALPHA - An AOL assists with Preview Days, one Freshman Retreat, Move-In Day and Orientation/Welcome Week.

  • ALPHA ORIENTATION LEADERSHIP CORE - From the group of AOLs we select individuals to serve on the AOLC committee. In addition to their regular AOL duties, these students will assist in the final planning and compile the many materials and folders that advisors and first-years need. They will also serve as leaders to the other AOLs. 

**You must have a 2.0 GPA to be eligible and have full availability during the week of Orientation for the Fall Semester.**


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