Loyola University Chicago

New Student Programs

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Become a NSP Student Leader

New Student Programs is supported by outstanding student leaders who serve as Orientation Leaders (OLs) and UNIV Peer Advisors (PAs). Read more about these paid positions below, and hear what current OLs and PAs have to say about their experience!

Interested candidates should attend an Information Session November - January to be eligible to apply for a student leader position in NSP. Info Session dates will be announced in fall 2021 semester as we begin recruitment for 2022.

Orientation Leaders (Orientation@luc.edu)

Orientation Leaders (OLs) serve as student ambassadors for Loyola University Chicago Orientation (LUCO). OLs are instrumental in assisting first-year and transfer students and their families during this important time of transition to academic and student life at Loyola. The OL position is a paid position that provides free housing, and ongoing leadership development.

Peer Advisors (PeerAdvisors@luc.edu)

Peer Advisors (PAs) serve as a resource and mentor for all first-year students enrolled in UNIV 101 and 201. PAs co-teach the UNIV class with a University faculty or staff member, and are available to students inside and outside the classroom as they transition to academic and student life at Loyola. The PA position is a paid position and includes ongoing leadership development opportunities. 

Recruitment for these positions begins annually in November. Applications are due in late January, and applicants are notified of their status by mid-February. Training begins in the spring and continues through the completion of the role. For more information, please contact the appropriate group.

Read what current Peer Advisors and Orientation Leaders have to say about the role!