Stephen F. Austin State University

Become an Orientation Leader

Who are Orientation Leaders?

SFA Orientation Leaders are student leaders who assume many responsibilities including helping in the preparation of all Lumberjack Orientation programs, providing information to future students and family members through small and large group settings, and most importantly, helping new Lumberjacks transition to SFA in a fun and comfortable atmosphere.

Orientation Leaders are a diverse group of students that represent various majors and student organizations on campus. Orientation Leaders are the faces of SFA!

Apply to be a 2019 Orientation Leader

Orientation Leader applicants must meet the following requirements:


Orientation Leaders are paid $7.25 per hour during trainings and work during summer Work Weeks and Orientation sessions. Additional compensation includes meals and lodging during Lumberjack Orientation sessions, as well as various SFA spirit items!

Mandatory Dates

Applications Available: January 25 - February 15

Individual Interviews: Applicants will sign up for a 30-minute time slot during February 18-22.

Spring Training Dates: March 6 | March 27 | April 17 | April 24 | May 1 | all trainings will be from 4:30-6 p.m.

Lumberjack Orientations: June 13-14 | June 20-21 | June 27-28 | July 18-19 | July 25-26

Lumberjack Orientation set-up and staff meetings: June 12 | June 19 | June 26 | July 17 | July 24

Transfer Lumberjack Orientations: April 26 | July 12 | August 2

Orientation Leader Retreat: May 23-24

Summer Work Weeks: May 20 - June 7

How to Apply

The application for 2019 Orientation Leader will be available in the Orientation Programs office (BPSC 2.402) beginning January 25. Applications should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, February 15. Once you have submitted an application, you will sign up for an interview with the Orientation Student Coordinators and Returning Orientation Leaders.

2019 Orientation Leader application is closed

Orientation Leaders

Returning Orientation Leaders

Returning Orientation Leaders (ROLs) have served on the Lumberjack Orientation staff for at least one summer prior to their return. ROLs serve as mentors and veterans on the Lumberjack Orientation team.

ROL Training

The purpose of ROL Training is to further develop the skills of the second and third year Orientation Leaders. Through additional trainings, ROLs are able to lead new students and first-year OLs as engaged team members by accomplishing the following: