u-LEAD is a comprehensive student leadership program offered through the Office of Student Life. Students may participate in any combination of the u-LEAD program components.

Leadership Training

Emerging Leaders Summit | ELS graduates have gone on to hold significant campus leadership positions.

Baker University Leaders

Student Leader of the Month | Students are honored for their contributions to campus and the community.


Download the pdf Student Organization Manual, your guide for leading and participating in clubs and organizations.

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Want to Be an Orientation Leader?

Serve as a Baker University ambassador to new students and their parents and family members.

Apply by Feb. 23, 2018


Orientation leaders are responsible for a wide range of activities. However, because of the nature of orientation, OLs should be prepared to perform additional duties that will help the program run smoothly. Below are initial tasks that all orientation leaders are expected to assist with:

  • Serve as a resource for new students and their parents and family members
  • Lead groups of new students and parents and family members on campus tours and through question-and-answer sessions covering a variety of topics
  • Facilitate panel discussions or take part in skits on a variety of topics
  • Set up and take down events for new-student orientation
  • Attend all OL training sessions and orientation programs, including arriving early to each of these activities
  • Exhibit a positive attitude toward new-student orientation programs and Baker University

Desired Skills

  • Desire to assist new students and their parents and family members during their transition to Baker University
  • Effective communication skills with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds in both small- and large-group settings: administrators, faculty members, parents and family members, students
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Ability to improvise and think under pressure
  • Ability to act in a professional manner in all situations, including handling confidential issues and records
  • Positive attitude toward Baker University and new-student orientation


  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Maintain full-time Baker University student status (enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours)
  • Be involved in at least one on-campus student organization or program
  • Submit application by deadline
  • Attend training and meeting date listed in addition to the dates that will be announced for orientation


Summer Orientation

  • Free T-shirt and polo shirt
  • Meals during orientation program
  • $150 stipend paid after Wildcat Welcome

Wildcat Welcome

  • Free T-shirt and polo shirt
  • Meals during orientation program
  • $100 stipend paid after Wildcat Welcome

Student leaders serve as co-instructors with full-time faculty or staff members for the 1-credit First Year Salon (SN/HN 101) course. Student instructors are responsible for class preparation, leading out-of-class meetings with students, and in-class facilitation.

Applications will be available in the spring.


Randy Flowers
Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Student Life
Office: Long Student Center 18