Crew Chief & Orientation Leader Information

Crew Chief

Crew Chiefs (CCs) are an essential part of NSOP because they are the liaison between the NSOP Committee and the Orientation Leaders (OLs). This makes them a direct influence on how OLs will work as a team to welcome new students. Each CC is assigned a crew of 6-10 OLs who they are responsible for managing throughout the duration of NSOP. They begin by training their OLs how to interact successfully with new students. Throughout NSOP, they manage the tasks assigned to their Crew by the NSOP Committee. This is accomplished by communicating with and delegating jobs to their OLs and then holding them accountable, usually through a detailed nightly email explaining the next day’s events. It is essential that CCs project a positive and excited attitude towards Columbia University and NSOP to new students and OLs at all times.

Crew Chiefs are expected to:

  • Always maintain a positive attitude towards Columbia University and NSOP
  • Respect and follow the directions of the NSOP Committee and the NSOP Staff
  • Attend the NSOP Study Break on Wednesday, May 7 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Move-in early for fall training
  • Be available at all times for training and assignments throughout the duration of NSOP, which concludes on Monday, September 1, 2014. Schedules and assignments will not be available until move in. Although there will be free time, CCs should expect to work every day of NSOP

Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are necessary for the smooth transition of new students into the Columbia community. OLs assist with everything from Move-In to staffing the Information Booth during NSOP. They may be assigned to staff events, tours, trips, or lectures. OLs also directly interact with new students through assigned groups of 8-12 students. OLs are responsible for communicating and meeting with these new students about NSOP events and for offering advice and encouragement during their transition to Columbia. It is essential that OLs project a positive and excited attitude towards Columbia University and NSOP to new students at all times.

Orientation Leaders are expected to:

  • Always maintain a positive attitude towards Columbia University and NSOP
  • Respect and follow the directions of Crew Chiefs, the NSOP Committee, and the NSOP Staff
  • Attend the NSOP Study Break on Wednesday, May 7 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Move-in early for fall training
  • Be available at all times for training and assignments throughout the duration of NSOP, which concludes on Monday, September 1, 2014. Schedules and assignments will not be available until move in. Although there will be free time, OLs should expect to work every day of NSOP

 

 

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