Owl Team

What is an Owl Team Leader?

Owl Team Leaders are Temple University‚Äôs orientation leaders. Each year, a group of Temple undergraduate students are selected to serve as Owl Team Leaders.

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What do Owl Team Leaders do?

Owl Team Leaders work with University staff, new students, and each other to create a positive, welcoming, and inclusive atmosphere for new students and their family members during summer orientation programs and beyond.

Each Owl Team Leader works closely with small groups of new students to facilitate group activities and discussions to assist students in their transition to Temple University.

In this position, Owl Team Leaders will learn and practice group facilitation and teamwork strategies, build interpersonal and intrapersonal competence, develop critical thinking skills, learn more about their own leadership style, and serve as positive role models and representatives of Temple University.

Owl Team Leaders are required to participate in a training course in the spring semester. Owl Team Leaders are also required to work all summer orientation sessions in June, July, and August, and assist with other New Student and Family Programs initiatives, including Homecoming and Family Weekend, Owl Team recruitment, and Welcome Week Activities.