We have many opportunities to be involved in recruiting and orientation at the University of Oregon.
Student Orientation Staff
Student Orientation Staff (SOS) members are an elite staff of current undergraduate students who represent the University of Oregon. They are the first to engage all new students as they enroll at the UO, and it is their job to facilitate these students in a smooth transition to life on campus. They are directly involved in IntroDUCKtion and Week of Welcome.
Application and Job Description
The application for the 2015 Student Orientation Staff is now open.
- 2015 Student Orientation Staff Application
- Job Description - New Applicants
- Job Description - Returning Applicants
Student Ambassadors and Multicultural Recruiter-Ambassadors (MCRs)
The Ambassador Program is the University of Oregon's primary student recruitment team. The program’s staff of current students recruits prospective students through campus tours, open house events, phone calls, and off-site fairs and receptions. Often serving as the first contact prospective students have with the UO, Ambassadors act as the UO’s public face, representing what it means to be a Duck to a large and varied audience.
Ambassadors will staff the Ford Alumni Information Desk, give campus tours to visitors, call admitted students and act as a student representative at off-site recruitment events when needed. Duties also include asking and answering questions, referring questions to appropriate departments, working Duck Preview and Duck Days events, ensuring the accuracy of information given, and other duties as assigned. Our program is in the process of constant change and growth. Ambassadors are expected to be comfortable with change. Hours and shifts will vary based on need and your class schedule.
While maintaining the same workload as all ambassadors, multicultural recruiter-ambassadors specifically focus their recruitment efforts on underrepresented students, especially in their close work and presentation of Connections open house events. These students have an in-depth knowledge of multicultural recruitment issues and a broad base of involvement with campus services and resources related to cultural diversity.
Applications and Forms
Recruitment for the 2014-15 Ambassador Staff is now closed. Recruitment for 2015-16 staff will begin in the spring term.
Week of Welcome Leaders
Week of Welcome Leaders serve as a small group leader for new students when they arrive to campus in the fall term. Students serving as WOW Leaders work closely with SOSer's and are chosen from multiple areas across campus. Recruitment of WOW Leaders will begin in late winter term.
While WOW Leader resposibilities will likely change a bit in 2015, you can check out what the WOW Leader responsibilities looked like in fall 2014.