Welcome Week Leaders are expected to:

  • Create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all new students
  • Maintain a high energy level, enthusiasm and stamina when working long hours
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Possess the ability to represent the University of Southern Indiana in a positive manner
  • Facilitate activities with small groups of students
  • Encourage attendance and participation at Welcome Week activities
  • Assist with housing check-in and new student move-in
  • Support and assist with all Eagle Experience-related programs
  • Assist with set-up and take-down on Welcome Week events
  • Maintain professionalism when working with new students
  • Complete miscellaneous duties as assigned


  • Confidence when leading a group of peers
  • Knowledge of campus resources and services
  • Leadership experience
  • Opportunity to be part of welcoming new USI students
  • Meet new students and fellow student leaders
  • Move in early to campus housing
  • Welcome Week T-shirts
  • Some meals provided


  • Must be a full-time, undergraduate student in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Must have a 2.3 cumulative G.P.A. or above
  • Must be available for training prior to Welcome Week and entire Welcome Week program (August 21 - 27, 2014) 
  • Students who hold the following positions are ineligible to apply (due to conflicting time commitments and overlapping responsibilities): Resident Assistants and AMIGOs

Welcome Week Leader applications will be available Monday, February 10 and are due by noon on Friday, March 21, 2014.  Staff will review all applications and notify applicants by Monday, March 24 as to whether or not they have been selected for a group interview.  Group interviews will be held April 7th- April 11.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Student Development Programs at (812) 465-7167 or