By becoming an NSO leader you will be able to grow as a leader, receive approximately a $300 dollar stipend, be the first to meet the new students and welcome our newest members of the grizzly community. There is also a mandatory 3-credit NSO Leadership Class that is offered in the Spring. This class discusses different leadership theories and will review information that is essential to be an orientation leader (all classes between the 12-20 credit range is the same price in terms of tuition).
The minimum expectations and responsibilities for NSO Leaders include, but are not limited to: • Attending and actively participating in the training program and a Spring semester course Must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA • Working as a team with other NSO leaders and ASU staff and faculty
Participating and assisting with the organization, planning, and implementation of orientation activities-- These tasks include:
o Assisting in check-in of students, parents, and guests as they arrive o Eating meals with studentso Conducting campus tours for parents and studentso Responding to student and parent questions o Making contacts with students before, during, and after orientation o Assisting with facilitating group discussions over issues that new students and parents may face during the transition to college
There are different types of NSO Leaders throughout the New Student Orientation experience. Each position has a specific set of responsibilities.
• Sleuth Leaders: Sleuth Leaders work directly with incoming students and parents. These leaders participate and lead new students through the new student orientation process. Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to:o Have a knowledgeable understanding of the NSO Schedule and Sleuth Rotationo Be able to answer general inquires about Adams State o Have a well rounded knowledge of resources on campus o Be able to effectively communicate with new students and parents o Prepare and execute group activities (i.e. Ice breakers and team builders)
• New Student Orientation Crew: The NSO Crew Leaders execute the events of New Student Orientation. These leaders ensure smooth event flow and event management. Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to:o Planning eventso Being a point person at events to ensure that event checklists are being completedo Resolve issues that may arise during eventso Set up and clean up after all events o Have a knowledgeable understanding of NSO scheduleo Have a knowledgeable understanding of event flow for NSO eventso Create and execute innovative ideas related to engagement and marketing o Work with entire NSO team to ensure a fun and welcoming NSO experience