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Orientation Council

2017-2018 Orientation Council 

Belmont University Towering Traditions New Student Orientation Programs are planned and facilitated by a dedicated group of students called the Orientation Council. This group of ten students shares a desire to serve you during your transition to the Belmont community. The Orientation Council serves one full year and plans all the programs you will experience as a new student at Belmont. 

2017-2018 Orientation Council Applications

The Orientation Council is comprised of two student directors and eight orientation assistants.  These executive level positions serve one full year starting in November and ending the following October Throughout the year, the Orientation Council:

  • Implements, plans, and executes orientation for over 2,000 new students
  • Recruits, selects, hires and trains approximately 175 Tower Team leaders
  • Serves as the face of Belmont to countless parents and family members

If you are interested in applying for this transformational student leadership experience, please review all of the information below.

Job Descriptions
Multiple Student Leadership Policy

As we aspire to be exceptional at engaging and educating students, the Division of Student Affairs believes that in order to maximize the student’s potential and to ensure the success of each organization, a student may hold only one concurrent executive leadership position as defined by the Division of Student Affairs. 

Executive leadership positions as defined by the Division of Student Affairs include the following positions within the following organizations: 

  • Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Board
  • Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) Executive Board
  • Orientation Council
  • Greek LIfe: Interfraternity Council (Executive Board), Panhellenic Council (Executive Board), and All Chapter Presidents & VPs of Recruitment.
  • Fitness and Recreation Student Coordinators
  • Bruin Recruiter President
  • Note: Resident Assistants who wish to participate in an executive leadership position listed above must first receive approval from upper administration in Residence Life.
Application Process & Timeline

The Orientation Council Application opens on October 4, 2017

Phase 1: Online Application: 
The online application opens on Wednesday, October 4 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17.

Click here for the online Orientation Council application: Orientation Council Online Application

Phase 2: First Impressions/Customer Service: 

In the Orientation Council application, candidates will select 1 of 2 times to attend a live customer service simulation. More instructions will be given once candidates arrive at the session. Applicants will need to bring a laptop computer for this portion of the application process. Feel free to wear casual clothes. Here are the times:

  • Thursday, October 19 | 3:15 - 5:00 p.m. | Beaman A&B
  • Friday, October 20 | 3:15 - 5:00 p.m. | Beaman A&B

Phase 3: Formal Interview. October 23-27: 
Candidates will need to sign up for a 30 minute 1 on 1 interview with the director. Time slots will be posted outside of the New Student Orientation Programs Office starting on October 18. Time slots are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Casual attire is appropriate.