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Join Our Team

Thank you for your interest in joining either the Student Orientation Staff (SOS) or the SOUL Camp Mentor Staff!  SOS and SOUL Camp are two of the premiere student leadership groups at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Selection to either staff is extremely competitive, and those selected represent the best and brightest of our university. 

The Student Orientation Staff works to facilitate our Orientation programs, welcoming over 5,500 new students & parents to campus each year and collectively volunteering over 15,000 hours each summer.

SOUL Camp Mentors facilitate SOUL Camp, our Extended Orientation program that supplements New Student Orientation. Camp is designed to provide incoming Freshmen with the skills and networks to help them develop leadership skills and Ragin' Cajun spirit.



Application Packet

Please thoroughly review the 2021-2022 Staff Application Packet (PDF). The packet contains the application link and important information about time commitments, qualifications, and benefits of the Student Orientation Staff and SOUL Camp Mentor experience.


Recruitment Timeline

Date Activity Time & Location
October 1, 2021 Online Application Opens Link located on the last page of the application packet.
October 5, 2021 Information Table 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Rex Street
October 5, 2021 Interest Session #1 4:00-5:00 PM
In Person: Student Union Vermilion Room OR
Online: via Zoom (see link below)
October 11, 2021 Interest Session #2 4:00-5:00 PM
In Person: Student Union Vermilion Room OR
Online: via Zoom (see link below)
October 20, 2021 Information Table 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Student Union Porch
October 20, 2021 Interest Session #3 6:00-7:00 PM
In Person: Student Union Vermilion Room OR
Online: via Zoom (see link below)
October 21, 2021 Interest Session #4 12:30-1:30 PM
In Person: Student Union Vermilion Room OR
Online: via Zoom (see link below)
Click here to join the Interest Sessions via Zoom
Meeting ID: 996 5147 7096, Password: 688573
October 21, 2021 Applications Due 11:59 PM - Applicants apply online (link located on the last page of the application packet)

Applications are time stamped upon submission. Applications submitted after the deadline WILL NOT be accepted. No exceptions!
October 24, 2021 Group Interviews** Ballroom A, located in the Student Union, Rm. 117
Group 1: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Group 2: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
October 25, 2021 Individual Interview Notification All applicants will receive an email notifying them of whether or not they have advanced to an Individual Interview.
November 1 - December 1, 2021 Individual Interview Online via Zoom
December 16, 2021 Staff Announcement Notification via email

**Candidates will only need to attend one timeslot for Group Interviews. Candidates are looked at equally; therefore, the timeslot they select for Group Interviews should meet their personal schedules.