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2018 Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders (OL)

Last updated on May 17, 2021

Orientation leaders (OL) play an integral role in helping students transition to college life.

  • They introduce new students to the campus and guide them through myriad academic, social, and artistic opportunities offered at CCA.
  • They serve as positive role models for new students, offering friendly assistance and answering questions from students and parent alike.
  • They communicate CCA's mission, policies, and procedures, as well as ensure students uphold appropriate conduct.

Learn more about New Student Orientation.

What do you learn?

OLs will participate in a week long training prior to the start of fall new student orientation to help prepare them to welcome new students.

You will:

  • facilitate interactions among new students during small-group discussions, icebreakers, and social activities.
  • learn public speaking skills for small and large groups.
  • become familiar with key resources and services essential for a new student to succeed in their first year at CCA.

Skills you will learn according to the 2016 PayScale Workforce-Skills Preparedness Report:

  • Critical thinking/problem solving
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal skills/teamwork

How do you join?

A student must be a returning, full-time student, as well as remain in satisfactory academic and disciplinary standing through the spring semester.

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Good academic standing, with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of team members, students, and parents
  • Desire to learn about all aspects of the college life, from academic studies to policy and procedures
  • Demonstrated record of flexibility, responsibility, and willingness to assist others.

Students interested in joining OLs should apply by completing the following steps:

  1. Complete the Chimera Leader Application Form
  2. If selected, students will be invited to a group interview, typically during mid-spring semester

For more information, please email