Student Transitions & Orientation

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Student Leadership Opportunities

The Office of Student Transitions & Orientation offers three leadership roles within student orientation: AARO Leads, Mustang Corral Leads, and Mustang Corral Guides.

AARO Leads (11) are selected each fall to help implement the two-step orientation process with a focus on the AARO program.  AARO Leads facilitate small groups during AARO and help prepare new Mustangs for life at SMU.  AARO Leads are members of the Orientation Leadership Team, complete the Orientation Leadership Institute, and live and work on campus from the beginning of June through the start of classes.


Mustang Corral Leads (4) are selected each fall to help implement the two-step orientation process with a focus on Mustang Corral. Mustang Corral Leads coordinate all aspects of the Mustang Corral, which encompasses everything from Move-In to Convocation. Mustang Corral Leads are members of the Orientation Leadership Team, complete the Orientation Leadership Institute, and live and work on campus from the beginning of June through the start of classes.

 

Mustang Corral Guides (200) are selected each spring to help implement Mustang Corral. Mustang Corral Guides facilitate various aspects of the Mustang Corral, which encompasses everything from Move-In to Convocation. Mustang Corral Guides participate in training programs to prepare them for small group leadership, educate them on SMU facts and incoming student questions, as well as provide them with an understanding of effective group facilitation.

What are we looking for?

The Office of Student Transitions & Orientation is seeking a diverse group of undergraduate students who are committed to helping new students transition into the University.  Orientation leaders must display excellent leadership skills as well as the ability to work well with faculty, staff, students, and parents.  Candidates must be in good judicial standing with the university and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.  Prior student leader experience is not required.

Leadership Application

We are currently accepting applications for Mustang Corral Guides. 

Applications:       

The application deadline is Sunday, April 5 at 11:45pm
The application should only take 5 minutes to complete.

Group Interviews:

Sign-up for a GROUP interview by Monday, April 6 at 5:00pm. 
Sign-up at the Suite 300 front desk in Hughes-Trigg.

Please direct any questions to the Office of Student Transitions & Orientation:  214-768-4560.