The UWA Orientation Leaders assist in the implementation of Tiger Trails Freshman orientation. Orientation Leaders play a vital role in helping new students make a smooth transition to life at UWA. This knowledgeable and spirited group of students is dedicated to helping each student find his/her place in the UWA community. Orientation Leaders provide a vital service to the entire university community. After extensive training, Orientation Leaders organize and run activities; conduct small group sessions with new students; and answer questions and concerns from new students and their parents. The time spent as an Orientation Leader is also considered a “try-out” to become a UWA Ambassador. More information about being an Ambassador is below. Benefits of being an Orientation Leader:
The University of West Alabama Ambassadors are the official student representatives for UWA. Their purpose is to promote and serve UWA. Ambassadors serve as student hosts and hostesses at a variety of University and community events. The Ambassadors provide tours for prospective students, families, and other distinguished University guests. Their main objective is to assist the Office of Admissions in recruiting prospective students and to assist the Office of Alumni Relations in strengthening the relationship between UWA students and alumni. Ambassadors are chosen from the pool of Orientation Leaders. As Orientation Leaders, they will constantly be graded on punctuality, attitude, teamwork, and other characteristics and skills.