First Year Experience

Student Leadership

Student Orientation Team

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The student Orientation Team (O-Team) is a group of high energy Berea College students whose goal is to help first year students make a smooth transition to their new home. Members of the O-Team help students move into their residence halls, lead orientation sessions throughout the week, provide guidance and mentorship to incoming students, and make sure new students are making the connections they need to be successful at Berea College.

Interested in joining the Orientation Team? Contact firstyear@berea.edu for more information!

Teaching Assistant/Peer Leader Team

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Student TA/Peer Leaders work with incoming students in their GSTR 110 course, which is taught by the incoming student’s first year Academic Advisor. TA/Peer Leaders assist new students with their academic development, such as writing and critical thinking, and also serve as a peer advisor for students working with them on issues such as transition to college, major exploration, course registration, connecting to campus resources, and more.

Office of Academic Services & First Year Programs Student Staff

From the moment you receive your acceptance letter, the student staff in the Office of Academic Services, which includes First Year Programs, is available to help you begin planning your transition to Berea College. No matter the question, the staff in Academic Services/First Year Programs is available. On campus you can find us in Lincoln Hall Room 110, or contact us by email at firstyear@berea.edu, or call toll-free at 1-888-481-2678. We look forward to hearing from you!

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