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Student Leader Recruitment

Each year New Student Programs (NSP) selects two groups of mature and dedicated undergraduate student leaders to assist new members of the pack with their transition to NC State.

  • Orientation Leaders (OLs) represent NC State during Orientation programs and assist new students and their families with their transition into the NC State community.
  • Summer Start Mentors build relationships with incoming students participating in the Summer Start Program, which is an academic and co-curricular experience before their first fall semester.

Information Session

If you were unable to participate in our in person information sessions, we have recorded a session that you can watch at your convenience. We highly recommend you review this information session. Potential applicants can hear from a panel of former Orientation Leaders & Summer Start Mentors from 2023 to learn more about their experience in the role.

Recorded Information Sessions

Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are a team of dedicated undergraduate students whose primary responsibility is to assist new students and their families with their transition into the NC State community and Wolfpack family. They serve as resources, facilitators, and official representatives of the University during Orientation and transition programs.

Orientation Leader Information and FAQ’s

Summer Start Mentors

A Summer Start Mentor is a caring and responsible student leader who serves as a guide to incoming first-year and transfer students participating in the Summer Start program. Summer Start Mentors work collaboratively with the Summer Start professional staff to help students develop important academic and social skills, participate in new opportunities, and learn about a wide array of campus resources.  They also develop close individual relationships with each of their mentees through weekly one-on-one meetings and participation in program events, such as cookouts, sponsored weekend trips, and study groups.

Summer Start Mentor Information and FAQ’s


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