Faculty and Staff: Here are some ways you can get involved in supporting first year student success.
For Faculty and Staff
FYE offers many opportunities for faculty and staff involvement. Learn more about IU’s New Student Orientation program, sign up to be an IU Guide and help new students find their way around campus, or volunteer to be a facilitator or advisor for FYE programs.
Plan to Attend the FYE Conference
At this daylong event, you’ll learn all about IU’s programs and resources for first year students, and get advice on helping your students make their first year a success. The 2016 FYE Conference was held at the IMU on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 8am to 4pm.
Conversations on First Year Student Success
Conversations affords a space for faculty and staff interaction and cross-departmental communication to strengthen existing efforts to positively impact the first year experience of Indiana University Bloomington students. Please join us for one or more of these sessions for a discussion over light refreshments.
Become a Trip Advisor or Chaperone, or Create a New IUBeginnings Trip
Our IUBeginnings program currently includes a dozen trips in tracks such as outdoor adventures, arts and culture, community service, exploration of majors and careers, and leadership and sustainability. If you’re interested in participating as a trip advisor or chaperone, or if you have an idea for creating a new IUBeginnings trip based on your research or teaching interests, contact us. We’re always seeking your ideas and support.
Volunteer to Be an IU Guide
Give new students a warm Hoosier welcome by volunteering to be an IU Guide. All you need is enthusiasm, a desire to help, and an IU username and passphrase so you can sign up.
Two or three IU Guides will be stationed at each of several campus locations on the first two days of fall classes, in 60 minute shifts between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. (We recommend arriving 10 minutes before your shift starts.) FYE team leaders will provide you an IU Guides T-shirt, campus maps, and any other materials you may need to support new students.
Volunteers can sign up the summer prior, and detailed information will be included in your registration confirmation.
Orientation to Orientation
Learn about IU’s New Student Orientation Programs
Every other year, the Office of First Year Experience Programs invites faculty and staff to learn about the key messages and program components of IU’s New Student Orientation programs. Orientation to Orientation is held in the weeks before the summer program starts in June. Attendees learn about new sessions and topics, see how their feedback and input from previous years has shaped the program, and are informed about what both freshman and transfer students will experience during their respective two-day and one-day programs.
Share Information with Students and Their Families at our Resource Center
During the summer New Student Orientation program, we open a resource center in the Herman B Wells Library for IU offices to connect with incoming students and their families. You can create a display, hand out literature, and tell students and their families about your office’s services. Participating offices are required to have staff available on site to answer questions. The resource center is open only to IU offices. Student organizations and clubs are invited to share their information with new students during the Student Involvement Fair held each fall.
Nominate a Student for OTeam
Send Us Recommendations for Students to Join the OTeam
The OTeam helps us introduce new IU students to our campus during New Student Orientation. As a faculty or staff member, you’re in a great position to tell us about excellent student leaders. Please contact us if you have recommendations for the OTeam.