I. Length of Position
The Orientation Leader position commitment is from January 2018-January 2018
Orientation Leaders will be required to attend the mandatory training during the spring 2018 semester. If there is a conflict with attendance that should be communicated in advance and the orientation leader will need to make up the training missed.
- There will be a mandatory off-campus retreat from January 27 to January 28, 2018.
- From January 26, 2018 through May 4, 2018 the Orientation Leader Training Course will be held from 3:00pm-5:00pm on Fridays. It is the expectation that Orientation Leaders will be on time, present, engaged, and prepared for these training’s. There will be an exam at the end of the training that orientation leaders will need to pass with an 90% or higher to be eligible to continue with the position.
- Additional training may be added as necessary at the discretion of the Coordinator for New Student & Parent Programs or Director of the Student Experience Center.
III. Academic Standing
Orientation Leaders must remain in good academic standing throughout their commitment.
- All Orientation Leaders will maintain a UA Little Rock grade point average (cumulative) of at least 2.5 from the time of application and throughout the duration of the position. Students who apply before completing 12 credit hours will be hired on a conditional basis until final grades are posted.
- All Orientation Leaders will not commit any academic offenses as outlined in The Student Handbook.
Orientation Leaders will refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages or any illegal substance during all orientation sessions, training, or related activities when specifically representing UA Little Rock. Orientation Leaders must abide by all University Policies that are stated in The Student Handbook including both University Policies, Rules and Regulations, Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Behavior and Terms and Conditions of the 2018 UA Little Rock Orientation Leader Position. Any Orientation Leader is subject to disciplinary action by the Student Experience Center or the University and may be removed from the Orientation Leader position.
V. Orientation Sessions
Orientation Leaders are required to participate in all sessions for traditional first-year students, transfer students, non-traditional students, parents, and guests held during their period of employment. A session’s duration is defined as beginning 1 hour before check-in and ending after staff debrief which occurs after check-out/clean up has finished. Orientation Leaders are expected to report on-time for each session and remain until dismissed. Orientation Leaders are not permitted to leave campus during sessions without permission.
- Traditional First-Year Orientations: 5 one-day sessions from June 2018-August 2018.
- Transfer/Non-Traditional Orientations: 4-6 half-day sessions from June 2018-January 2019.
- Trojan Daze-Welcome Week: Orientation Leaders will be encouraged to participate and volunteer with Trojan Daze activities that take place during the first week of classes.
Orientation Leaders will be permitted to take courses as long as the classes do not interfere with orientation sessions.
Each orientation leader will be paid a stipend amount. The amount will be paid on paydays from June 2018 to August 2018. Additional compensation will be provided for additional work, if necessary. Orientation Leaders will need to complete all duties and responsibilities assigned to receive the complete remuneration amount
Orientation Leaders will always represent UA Little Rock in a positive image by dressing appropriately for all sessions. Orientation Leaders will receive a uniform shirt and will be required to have their own khaki shorts, pants, or skirt, belt, and closed-toed shoes. To create a professional image, shirts and polos will be tucked in at all times, the appropriate name tag must be worn at all times, and shorts or skirts must be fingertip length. All attire is at the discretion of the Student Experience Center Staff and Orientation Leaders will be asked to change if they do not meet the standards.
IX. Absences and Tardiness
During all training and orientation sessions, Orientation Leaders will be expected to be on time, prepared, and available for the entire time scheduled. Time off, therefore, is limited and will be excused on an emergency permission basis only. Orientation Leaders should notify the Coordinator for New Student & Parent Programs of absences in order to be considered for an excused absence. Orientation Leaders will be responsible to make up any missed information or work. Unexcused tardiness or absences will result in a verbal warning, written warning, reduction of pay, or loss of job.
X. Fraternity and Sorority Affiliation
Orientation Leaders who are affiliated with a fraternity or sorority organization will be allowed to remain as affiliated and active members of their organizations during orientation sessions that occur May-August and January. Orientation Leaders will be able to discuss their involvement within their organization and disclose their affiliations. They will not be permitted to pressure incoming students to joining specific organizations and should be able to talk generally about the Greek life experience on campus. In addition, orientation responsibilities will take precedence over sorority or fraternity obligations.