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Welcome Week Leaders are expected to:

  • Create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all new students, encouraging attendance and participation at Welcome Week activities
  • Maintain a high energy level, enthusiasm, and stamina when working long hours
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and strong work ethic, and maintain professionalism when working with new students
  • Possess the ability to represent the University of Southern Indiana in a positive manner
  • Facilitate activities with small groups of students
  • Encourage attendance and participation at Welcome Week activities
  • Assist with new student move-in, New Student Convocation, and Welcome Week programming, including set-up and take-down.
  • Attend the Welcome Week Leader Welcome Event in April (date and time TBD), all Welcome Week trainings on August 12-13, 2024, and all Welcome Week activities from August 14-18, 2024.


  • Must be a full-time, undergraduate student in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Must have a 2.3 cumulative G.P.A. or above
  • Must be available for training prior to Welcome Week and entire Welcome Week program (August 14-18, 2024) 
  • Students who are 2024 - 2025 Resident Assistants or International Orientation Leaders are ineligible to apply due to conflicting time commitments and overlapping responsibilities.


 • Develop ability and confidence when leading a group of peers
 • Knowledge of campus resources and services
 • Opportunity to be part of welcoming new USI students
 • Move-in early to campus housing
 • Welcome Week T-shirts and other swag
 • Most meals provided

Welcome Week Leader applications are due by noon on Sunday, March 31.  Interviews will be held April 2-4.

If you have questions, please contact New Student and Transitional Programs at 812-465-1088 or