First Year Program

Loper Leader Information

2014 Loper Leaders click here (coming soon) for a copy of the training schedule!

  • Are you excited for Blue and Gold Welcome Week 2014?
  • Do you want to be surrounded by other UNK leaders?
  • Can you share your Loper Pride with incoming students?

Then we want YOU to apply to be a 2014 Welcome Weekend Loper Leader (applications are no longer being accepted)!

CLICK HERE for application! (PDF)
CLICK HERE for online application!

What are Loper Leaders?
Loper Leaders are a vital part to the success of all new students' as they transition to college life at UNK during Blue & Gold Welcome Weekend events. Loper Leaders are students who demonstrate leadership qualities, work as a team, and can engage in conversation with new students.

What will I do as a Loper Leader?
Loper Leaders are the definition  of what it means to be a UNK student and a Proud Loper. Loper Leaders are students who demonstrate leadership qualities, work as a team with others, can engage conversation with new students, and show Loper pride. Each Loper Leader will be partnered with other leaders and will escort new students to a variety of activities throughout the weekend. Loper Leaders will serve as campus guides, facilitate intentional interactions with new students, answer questions and engage each students in the planned weekend events. 

Application Information:
Applicants should have qualities ranging from good communication skills, a team-centered attitude, leadership experience, time management skills, and Loper pride! Applications are available at the First Year Program Office (MSAB 174) and online.

Position Expectations:

  • Attend a welcome meeting in April 16, 2014 at 4 - 5 pm in the Nebraskan Student Union - Ponderosa C&D room.
  • Leaders will be able and expected to move in to their residence hall/off-campus place on Thursday, August 21st, 2014.
  • Participate in a required training held on Thursday, August 21st 2014 from 3:30 - 7:00 pm.
  • Responsibilities start Friday August, 22nd, 2014 at 3:00 pm and will conclude Sunday August 24th, 2014 around 7:00 pm.
  • T-shirt will be provided for the students to wear during Blue and Gold Welcome Weekend.
  • Leaders are expected to be apart of the 2014 Move-In Crew.
  • Due to timing and job expectations Resident Assistants are ineligible to apply.