Team Leader Splash

Mentors, Guides, Friends

Team Leaders, known as TLs, are volunteers serving in an entry-level leadership position. TLs serve as mentors for new students attending BGR. In the spring, we recruit and select team leaders, who attend trainings through April. TLs return to campus early and attend a two-day training to prepare for new students’ arrival. Team Leaders have a huge impact on students as they guide them through their first week on campus. TLs connect students to campus resources, organizations and events and, most importantly, share their passion for Purdue! 

Team Leader International

The Team Leader International position is also a voluntary entry-level leadership role. Team Leader Internationals-TLis for short-assume the same duties as Team Leaders but work with international students specifically. The goal is to help these students settle in to life in the US and Purdue. BGR International is a supplemental program that occurs the week before BGR. During BGRi, students open bank accounts, activate cellphones, and acclimate to American customs and culture. TLis keep their BGRi students in their groups for the week of BGR and gain domestic students as well.

Application Process

The application to become a Team Leader opens each year in January. The BGR Student Orientation Committee hosts three days of callouts to share information about the position. Students may then apply online and attend an interview as they move through the application process.


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