Become an OrienTartan Leader

The 2022 Orientation (TARTAN) Leader Application is now OPEN!   Apply early as the review of applications begins on January 25. 

The Orientation (TARTAN) Leader is a volunteer student leadership position designed to serve others. Orientation (TARTAN) Leaders are an instrumental part of welcoming our newest Camels to Campbell University.

Orientation (TARTAN) Leaders are significant in helping new students find their way into our Campbell Community.  The Tartan is an extended orientation experience aimed at ensuring students are prepared with the tools necessary to navigate the first week and transition them into their Freshman Seminar while actively supporting their social integration into the Camily. To ensure the best possible experience we are selectin approximately 70 Orientation (TARTAN) leaders.

Orientation/Tartan leaders will need to attend or assist with any new student events, All Orientation Trainings, and be available to assist students and families on TARTAN Days.

Orientation/Tartan Leaders will answer student and family questions, assist others in navigating the university, and assist the Student Life and Admissions staff as needed.

Orientation/Tartan Leaders will be responsible for:

  1. Hosting events, Community Development, and Virtual Engagement
    1. Implement face-to-face events that create a sense of community and excitement within safe covid-19 guidelines.
    2. Implement and host live interactive events on virtual (remote/Social Media) platforms
    3. Coordinate all-community service project(s)
    4. Assist students, families, and Tartan groups in navigating campus and finding locations
    5. Provide quality customer service to all university visitors by welcoming, holding doors, answering questions, etc.
    6. Facilitate a campus feeling of welcome with spirit and tradition décor, paraphernalia, and energy.
  2. Group Facilitation, Individual Belonging, Welcome and Social Integration
    1. Lead a group of 10 – 20 students through the schedule of events.
    2. Lead a group of students through get-to-know you exercises, icebreakers, energizers and team building activities.
    3. Lead a group of students in informative conversations about campus resources and navigating Campbell University.
    4. Help students feel at ease with the transition to college by proving their own personal experiences.
    5. Assist students and families in navigating campus and finding locations
    6. Provide quality customer service to all university visitors by welcoming, holding doors, answering questions, etc.

Qualifications & Selection Criteria

  1. Successfully complete the written application and interviews
  2. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  3. Be in good standing with the conduct office
  4. Possess a desire to:
    1. Create an engaging campus culture
    2. Lead and motivate others
    3. Gain leadership and involvement experience
  5. Be familiar with campus resources
  6. Exhibit a commitment to Campbell University and the Tartan program as a whole
  7. Participate in all designated training and orientation sessions
  8. Skillfully Multi-task and effectively work with diverse groups of individuals, including peers, students, faculty, staff and parents.

Application Process

The application process for the 2022 Orientation (TARTAN) Leader is now open!

Apply here


  1. After submitting an online application, candidates may be contacted to confirm a group interview time. 
  2. Candidates successfully completing the group interview may be invited to an individual interview. 

Time Commitment

See Training & University Events Section below.


This position is a volunteer leadership position. Orientation (TARTAN) Leaders will receive a t-shirt and other Campbell paraphernalia as well as receive complimentary housing and meals during the orientation training and sessions.


Applicants will be notified of their selection status via email. 

Training & University Events

Training for the Tartan Leader position is MANDATORY. Tartan Leaders are expected to participate in all training sessions. Alternate accommodations may be arranged for time conflicts with academic classes only.

Dates subject to change in response to gathering protocols per Campbell University.

February 8:    Applications review begins

February 11, 12, or 13:   Large group interviews

February 18, 19, or 20:    Individual interviews

February 28:   Tartan Team Selections made

March 19:   Mini Tartan Training


Accepted Student Days:

March 31 & April 1

April 7 & 8

April 21 & 22


June 19 – 25, 2022

July 6 – 9, 2022


August 10 – 23, 2022





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