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Welcome Week Leaders Program Launches This Fall

July 25, 2017
SHSU Media Contact: Tyler Pointer


UPDATED: July 31, 2017 - Applications are now closed.

Sam Houston State University’s Department of Student Activities will launch the pilot program “Welcome Week Leaders” during the upcoming Welcome Week to focus on ushering freshman students into a community that lasts during their time at SHSU.

Twenty-four leaders will receive a $300 scholarship for their commitment that will be awarded at the beginning of the fall semester.

“Each Welcome Week Leader will have about 160 freshmen assigned to them,” Director of Student Activities Brandon Cooper said. “Their job is to make contact and connection with these students and involve them with all of our activities for Welcome Week.”

To qualify, each potential leader must have completed 30 credit hours by the start of fall 2017, be a full-time student, have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA, be in good standing with SHSU, and must be accessible via email, phone and the app GroupMe.

“This is an extension of us to be able to continue to make a connection with students,” Cooper said. “We will be flexible with the academic schedules of our leaders, but they must be able to attend trainings and first meetings with their students and attend all Welcome Week events, unless there is an academic conflict.”

Welcome Week Leaders are required to attend both training sessions on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as attend their initial small group meetings with students on Monday, Aug. 21 from 2 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 22 from noon to 4 p.m.

The leaders will also receive polo shirts to wear during activities and other incentives.

For more information and to apply, visit the website or call Student Activities at 936.294.3861.


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