Do you remember your first days on campus as an SIUE student? You were probably excited, nervous, overwhelmed, confused, eager, uncertain…the list goes on and on. But now, you are a “pro” at this successful college student thing. Which is why we need your help! YOU can make a difference for new freshmen by serving as a Cougar Guide for The SIUE Experience — a new campus-wide initiative spearheaded by the Office of Student Affairs.
We are looking for an elite group of students to serve as role models and leaders for the newest members of our community. The SIUE Experience brings together residential and commuter students and sets the tone for college life through activities which take place during the weekend prior to the beginning of classes, August 15-18, 2013.
Cougar Guides, faculty, and staff will lead students through The SIUE Experience. We will share the SIUE story through our values of Excellence, Wisdom, Openness, Citizenship, and Integrity. New students will explore the purpose and expectations of a college education, learn about learning and thinking, understand what it means to be a member of the SIUE community. Old and new traditions such as Playfair, Cougar Kick Off, and the Citizenship in Action day of service will bring the Class of 2017 and the campus together in exciting ways.
It’s a big commitment to serve as a Cougar Guide. Students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum of 24 semester hours at SIUE by the end of Spring 2013 semester. You will be asked to volunteer about 50 hours of your time, but you will receive some great benefits in return. Please note that due to the timing and hours required for the Cougar Guide position, Resident Assistants are not eligible to participate. Springboard to Success Student Leaders are eligible to serve as Cougar Guides. See below for the full position description and to apply online.
This is your chance to leave a legacy, show your Cougar spirit and pride, and positively impact new student success at SIUE. Be a part of this exciting new program and help us write the next chapter of The SIUE Experience! Questions about The SIUE Experience can be directed to SIUExperience@siue.edu.