Orientation Leaders

How Do OLs Make a Difference?

A successful Orientation Leaders is someone who...

  • Is open to meeting new people and is an effective communicator with peers, new students, faculty/staff, parents and guests
  • Facilitates peer discussions on several key topics with new incoming students
  • Energetically leads activities for students during each orientation session
  • Is informed and empowered to answer questions and serve as a resource for new students and their guests
  • Leads informative and engaging campus tours
  • Demonstrates flexibility, creativity, perseverence and dedication when faced with challenges
  • Displays a high level of maturity, critically thinks, and is able to use independent judgement in making decisions.
  • Has a good sense of humor, maintains a high level of energy and enthusiasm even on long work day!

Basically....they are awesome students who are proud to be a UNT Dallas Trailblazer!

Be a Leader

Every semester our office welcomes new freshmen and transfer students to UNT Dallas. Our New Student Orientation program is led and facilitated by current students who serve as Orientation Leaders (OLs). These diverse campus leaders assist our office in welcoming new students in an engaging and positive way.

Join Our Team

Do you have what it takes? Becoming a member of the New Student Orientation OL team is competitive and selective. We seek to assemble the best team that represents our diverse student population and who can connect with our newest Trailblazers. 

Applications for the 2021 Orientation Leader team will be available November 2020.

Meet Our Executive Orientation Leadership Team

The Exec Team is responsible for providing leadership and coordinating the new student orientation program at UNT Dallas.

Alma De Paz headshot 2019

Senior Orientation Student Executive

Alma De Paz
Classification: Junior
Major: EC-6 Bilingual Education
Hometown: Dallas, TX

Jorge Flores headshot 2019

Orientation Student Executive for Operations & Engagement

Jorge Flores
Classification: Senior
Major: Psychology
​Hometown: Dallas, TX

Gabriela Soto headshot 2019

Orientation Student Executive for Freshman Student Experience

Gaby Soto
Classification: Junior
Major: Human Services Management & Leadership
​Hometown: Guanajuato, Mexico

Truong Hoang headshot 2019

Orientation Student Executive for Transfer Student and Family/Guest Experience

Truong Hoang
Classification: Senior
Major: Finance
​Hometown: Irving, TX