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.
If you are applying to be an Orientation Leader or Summer Start Mentor it is required to watch the recorded Information Session about both roles.
Applications for Orientation Leaders and Summer Start Mentors for summer 2021 are now closed. The 2022 application will be available in fall 2021.
Apply to be an Orientation Leader
Orientation Leaders (OLs) are a team of dedicated and diverse 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.
Apply to be a Summer Start Mentor
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.