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2014 Orientation Leader Selection Process


Thank you for your interest in being an Orientation Leader (OL)! Orientation Leaders are an extremely important in our efforts to support new students as they join the Philadelphia University community.  The OL position is filled with many challenges and rewards.

As an OL you will gain valuable experiences, build your resume, grow in your understanding of the complex issues that students are faced with, and learn more about yourself. Please take a moment to consider what you can bring to the position and what benefits you will gain from being an OL. The position can be challenging at times, with all the demands of prospective students looking to you for guidance and leadership.

The most successful OL's are ones who truly value the experience of new students taking their first steps down a four-year or five-year path of enlightenment, self-discovery, and purpose. They take their responsibilities seriously, and meet each new challenge with a positive outlook and continuing enthusiasm.



Students interested in serving as an OL are encouraged to attend one of two information sessions to be held on:

  • January 10th from 12:30PM-1:30PM in Kanbar 106

  • January 14th from 5:00PM-6:00PM in Kanbar 106



This website contains a lot of information regarding the OL position and the application process, as well as some tips for preparing for the interview process.

Please note that a complete file including your application, a personal statement, and two references should be returned to the Office of Student Engagement, located in the Kanbar Campus Center, suite 317 no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, January 17.

If your application is not complete, or if you fail to complete both an individual interview and a group process, you may be disqualified from the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the position, application, or interview process, please contact us at (215) 951-2634, of course, you can also send us an email at FYE@PhilaU.edu.

Good Luck!


Contact Information:

First Year Experience
Kanbar Campus Center, Suite 317
phone: (215) 951-2634
fax: (215) 951-2644

email: FYE@PhilaU.edu

Campus address:
The Kanbar Campus Center, Suite 317

Mailing address:
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497