Apply to be an Upperclass Counselor
UCC applications for 2013-14 are available here.
All applications require an updated resume to be considered complete. If you need help updating or creating your resume, contact the Career Development Office at x5165.
The deadline to apply is Friday, Febuary 15 at 4:00 p.m.
UCC Funds Reimbursement form (.pdf)
Purpose of the Program
The Upperclass Counselor's primary function is to assist Faculty Advisors and new students by providing first-year students with the experience and perspective which upperclass students have acquired through their time at Kenyon. Advising new students is a continuing process throughout the year. The UCC is also expected to serve as a representative of the College during Orientation, assisting with programs as needed and actively contributing to the Orientation process in academic, community, and social programming.
Responsibilities and Expectations
Before you leave/Spring 2013:
1. Meet with your assigned Faculty Advisor before leaving in the spring and again before arriving on campus in the fall before Orientation to make plans for working together.
1. Write to your new students in July introducing yourself and offering assistance to them (the Orientation Office is willing to provide postcards, if desired).
2. Familiarize yourself well with the Online Course Catalog , Student Handbook , and orientation materials and website (www.kenyon.edu/orientation). Call our office if you have any questions (x5760).
1. Attend the Upperclass Counselor Training Workshop on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 9:00 am.
2. Assist the Faculty Advisor in interpreting to new students the Kenyon curriculum as it is expressed in a) enrollment requirements, b) distribution requirements, and c) special College programs such as Integrated Program in Humane Studies, International Studies, Off-Campus Study opportunities, Pre-Professional Advising, etc.
3. Help your Faculty Advisor and advisees with the details of the registration process, both in August, October, and again in the following April.
4. Work at all assigned events throughout the Orientation program. Be on time to all events.
5. Introduce first-year students to upperclass students with whom they share similar interests and encourage them to get involved in campus activities.
6. Work cooperatively with the Faculty Advisor and with each student's Community Advisor during Orientation and throughout the academic year, and especially during the first three days of the formal Orientation Program.
1. Follow up on any questions or correspondence from your new students in a timely manner. If you don't know the answer, contact our office before answering.
2. Initiate conversation and meetings throughout the year about the advisees' progress and plans, assisting them in clarifying their expectations for the first year, both academic and social.
3. Remember that you are a representative of Kenyon and the Orientation program, both in your words and actions.
4. Have positive energy and a good understanding of and appreciation for the goals of New Student Orientation.