Each summer, as a new group of students and family members prepare to join the Mason community, a group of students known as the Patriot Leaders work hard in preparation to welcome everyone to the Mason Family. The Patriot Leader team is established to make new students and their families feel at home here at Mason while sharing a glimpse of the Mason spirit.
A new group of students is chosen to become Patriot Leaders each year. These students demonstrate leadership qualities both inside and outside the classroom and are passionate about helping students and families get acquainted to the college environment. Patriot Leaders spend a lot of time assisting others in their transition to Mason, and should also have a desire to further their own personal leadership potential and individual growth.
At Mason, orientation is not just the product of one office’s work, but is a university-wide event that brings a variety of offices and academic stakeholders together. In this way, being a Patriot Leader is an amazing opportunity for students to network with individuals from across campus while developing key professional competencies like teamwork, collaboration, and communication.
Orientation and Family Programs and Services is looking for students who fit this description and are ready to grow professionally while assisting students and families with this important transition to Mason. The application to be a Patriot Leader, as well as more information about the role and expectations, can be found at greenpolo.gmu.edu. The deadline to apply is November 27. If you think your student would be a good fit for this role, encourage them to apply!
Coordinator for Orientation and Student Leadership Team
Orientation Family Programs and Services