Join the O-Team

Are you looking for leadership opportunities? Do you want to build lasting relationships with other students? Do you want to leave your mark at Barry University? If you're ready to learn, lead, grow and serve… Become an Orientation Leader!

Becoming an Orientation Leader is an exciting opportunity to not only build leadership experience, but to also become a role model for incoming students. You will provide some of the first experiences incoming students will enjoy during their first days at Barry.

Why Join the O-Team?

  • Become a student leader
  • Teambuilding experiences
  • Help new students
  • Make a difference on campus
  • Be a role model
  • Work with other leaders on campus
  • Network and build friendships
  • Enhance your résumé
  • Have fun!

Basic Duties

  • Assist new students and their families during orientation
  • Create a positive experience for students as they transition to Barry University
  • Serve as a positive role model for new students and their families
  • Act as a resource person at orientation
  • Become knowledgeable about the university through training sessions
  • Assist in preparation, implementation, evaluation, and follow-up of New Student Orientation
  • Serve as the interactive powerhouse during orientation

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • All applicants must have, and maintain, a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5
  • All applicants must have at least 12 semester hours of college course-work completed, preferably at Barry.
  • Applicants must not be on university probation before or for the duration of their term in any position
  • Applicants must be full-time enrolled students
  • Recommendation forms from two current Barry University faculty or staff members must be completed and submitted (student and/or peer recommendations are not acceptable)
  • Applicants must answer ALL questions on the application

Join the Orientation Hype Squad

Interested in welcoming New Students but don’t have the time to commit to the O-Team? Join the Orientation Hype Squad (OH’S) Participate in welcoming and guiding New Students on the Barry Campus. Show them what life at Barry is all about with enthusiasm and Barry spirit. Be a part of the welcome by participating in Orientation and the First Year Experience.

Contact Us

For more information about becoming an Orientation Leader or Hype Squad Member, please contact Taryn Wallon, First Year Experience and New Student Programs, at, twallon@barry.edu.