Freshman Connector

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Freshman Connector

To be eligible to serve as a Freshman Connector, you must:

  • be a full-time student in the spring 2021 and fall 2021 semesters
  • maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • enroll in and successfully complete OR 1100:  Orientation Leader Skills Training
  • actively participate in all Freshman Connection retreats, training sessions, and reflection activities
  • be available for all sessions of Freshman Connection
  • reside in university housing during Freshman Connection programs
  • uphold the NSU Student Code of Conduct
  • be willing to handle high levels of responsibility

As a Freshman Connector, you will be expected to:

  • demonstrate enthusiasm and passion for Northwestern State University
  • be knowledgeable of Northwestern State services, resources, policies and procedures
  • work effectively with a diverse group of team members, students, parents, faculty, and staff
  • perform all responsibilities in a punctual, reliable and conscientious manner
  • exercise mature judgement, flexibility, and patience
  • act with integrity, behave ethically, and display appropriate behavior and decision making

As a Freshman Connector, you will be responsible for:

  • creating an open and welcoming campus environment for new students and their families
  • serve as a positive representative of the University to new students and their guests
  • promote interaction among groups of new students during small group discussions, get acquainted activities, meals, and events
  • explain academic advising and course registration procedures
  • facilitate small group interactions on various topics, including course enrollment and campus life issues
  • facilitate social activities for new students through direct involvement and participation
  • participate in the creation and production of various orientation performances, presentations, and evening activities such as Opening Session and the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop (SROW) events
  • provide administrative support for the Freshman Connection and Parent Connection programs, including preparation of orientation materials

Important Orientation Dates

  • OR 1100-01N for spring 2021 semester (MWF 11:00-12:00 PM)
  • Assist with New Student Orientation for the Spring 2021 Semester on: January 7, 2021
  • Spring Retreat, January 7-8, 2021
  • Leadership Retreat at Dry Creek, LA, May 10-12, 2021
  • Freshman Connection Work Weeks, May 16-19, May 23-26, May 31-June 2, July 5-7
  • Freshman Connection
    • Natchitoches Sessions: May 20-21, May 27-28, June 3, July 8-9
    • Alexandria Session: June 22
    • Leesville Session: June 24
    • Shreveport Session: June 17
  • Assist with New Student Orientation for the Fall 2021 Semester on: August 12, 2021

Deadline: Applications must be submitted to Katarina Haymon, Assistant Director of First Year Experience and Leadership Development, in the Office of First Year Experience and Leadership Development (First Floor – Student Services Center) or emailed to by October 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm

*Do not forget to submit a Reference Form and Resume along with your application.

Freshman Connector Forms