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Registration and Orientation Leaders

Apply to become a 2023 Registration and Orientation Leader!

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What do Registration and Orientation Leaders (ROLs) do?

Registration and Orientation Leaders (ROLs) are responsible for welcoming new first-year and transfer students to Linfield, and assisting them in their development in four key areas: Sense of Belonging, Community Building, Navigating College, and Academic Success. For information about getting involved in student leadership opportunities read about student life at Linfield.

Why should I become a Registration & Orientation Leader?

As a ROL, you will not only be making a difference in new students’ lives, but you will also be part of an incredible student leadership team that can help you grow and develop essential leadership skills.

As part of this goal, we have articulated highly valued Student Learning Outcomes that each ROLshould meet.

As a result of serving as a Registration & Orientation Leader, you will be able to…

  • Build relationships with people who are different than you.
  • Communicate clearly through a variety of modes (e-mail, text, phone, public speaking).
  • Develop a greater sense of confidence in your role as a leader on campus.
  • Explain the Linfield Curriculum requirements.
  • Facilitate engaging classroom discussions.
  • Support new students in their transition to the Linfield community.
  • Communicate the value of Academic Advising.

Individualized goal setting and growth

In order to accurately measure and document that you have achieved the above learning outcomes you will be assessed in a variety of ways.

  • You will complete a student leadership Core Competencies rubric in the spring after being hired.
  • You will complete the same document when you've concluded your time as a ROLin order to see how your leadership skills have grown over time.
  • You will meet individually with Academic Advising staff three times over the course of your job to articulate and track the learning outcomes you'd most like to develop and improve upon.

Cumulatively, this intentional leadership development approach will help you be a more competitive applicant for jobs, internships, and future schooling after you graduate from Linfield! Who knows, perhaps you will even discover a hidden passion for teaching, student affairs, or leadership!

What do past ROLs have to say?

"I think that one thing that has been rewarding for me from being an ROL is the friendships that come with it. I've done it for 2 years and I still keep in contact with some of my students and I help them where I can, and it gives me a sense of belonging to Linfield!"  - Melissa Little '24 

"The most valuable part of being an ROL was being a part of new students’ first connections within Linfield. I really enjoyed helping everyone discover what kinds of classes they wanted to take while also getting to know each other. I also made new friends with some of my ROG students! 

I have learned a lot of new communication skills while being a ROG that I know will be beneficial to me forever. " - Alexandra Sandfort '23 

The most rewarding part about being a ROL is that I get to help the Linfield community. I love getting to see the transformation of timid and shy first-year students into confident and knowledgeable Linfield students. I've gained a lot of perspective and skills from becoming a ROL. I've learned a lot about patience and humility. I have also been able to share perspectives and learn new ways to approach things from things first-year students have told me.” 

Becoming a ROL has made me consider being a teacher or working in the future with students because I have enjoyed it so much!” - Lizzy Harms '24 



Contact Academic Advising:

Melrose 010
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.