WOW assistants are an important part of the Delaware Valley College Office of First-Year Experience. As WOW assistants, you will act as the primary group of students to work with all new students. WOW assistants are the new students' direct contact with the WOW program and are instrumental to the adjustment of both students and parents during an important transition in their lives.
Becoming a WOW assistant in the Office of First-Year Experience bears a huge responsibility as well as a great amount of privilege. Through your work with the program, you will gain an immeasurable amount of experience with leadership development and communication. You will have the opportunity to meet a group of new and exciting people while serving as representatives for Delaware Valley College.
Wow assistants will be compensated a total of $200 for completing all listed events and preparation days.
- Attend and participate in all Office of First-Year Experience and WOW 2013 fall events. Required dates for WOW 2013 are as follows:
- Week of Welcome Events Schedule: Tuesday, August 20-Sunday, August 25
- Homecoming/Family day weekend: Thursday, September 26-Sunday, September 28
- *Dates are subject to change
- Other duties as assigned by the director of the Office of First-Year Experience
- Exhibit a commitment to DelVal and first-year experience
- Practice good communication skills.
- Exhibit energy and a positive attitude.
- Show respect for your fellow WOW assistants, OLs, new students, and their family members.
- As a WOW assistant, you are a representative of the Office of First-Year Experience at all times. You serve as a role model to both new students and your fellow WOW assistants. Your behavior is your responsibility. This could include your weekend activities, Facebook account, YouTube, other social networking sites, or direct Office of First-Year Experience and WOW activities. We understand that everyone has a life outside of these events, but you should consider how this reflects on you and your position. Proudly represent Office of First-Year Experience in all interactions by upholding College and program expectations.
- Alcohol use immediately before or during any Office of First-Year Experience and WOW events is unacceptable. If you smoke, it is expected that it will not interfere with your assigned duties. Having a cigarette is not an acceptable excuse for not being with your group or where you are supposed to be. If you are able to take a few minutes to have a cigarette, you must do so in an area where you are not visible to new students or their parents. It is also expected that you will refrain from illegal drug use.
- Office of First-Year Experience and WOW t-shirts are official uniforms. You must be very aware of your behavior when wearing your uniform. Under no circumstances should your uniform be worn to bars or parties. They should also not be altered in any way.
- Refrain from inappropriate relationships with new students during and immediately following Office of First-Year Experience and WOW events.
- During Office of First-Year Experience and WOW events and related training, your responsibility is first and foremost towards new students. You should be prepared to place this before friends or significant others (including those who are Office of First-Year Experience and WOW staff members), social activities, shopping, etc. during training and work days.
- You may be offered the opportunity to live in housing and/or move in early in August. This privilege is extended to you as a member of Office of First-Year Experience and WOW. As such, any misbehavior or disciplinary issues in housing during this time will reflect directly on Office of First-Year Experience.
- It is expected that you will follow all rules and regulations in housing during this time.
- During all events, you should have an overall neat and clean appearance, which includes being showered and wearing clean and unwrinkled uniforms.
- Vulgar language or speaking negatively about the college will not be tolerated. Examples of prohibited language include profanity, negative comments about a particular group or individual, or referring to “the way things were."
- Exhibit, as a representative of the College, openness to diversity of views and issues which current and future members of the College represent. This includes a willingness to respect individuals of different race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, disability, marital status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation or veteran status.
- Check your email on a regular basis (including over the summer) to assure that you are informed of important announcements.
- “Office of First-Year Experience and WOW time” is 15 minutes early. As such, it is expected that you will arrive 15 minutes before any scheduled meeting or activity.
- Bring your enthusiasm and expect to work hard and have fun doing it!
- Maintain good academic and good disciplinary status with the College. Maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.25 through September 2013.