The Team Leader (TL) position is a voluntary entry-level leadership role. Team Leaders work in Residence Hall and Off-Campus groups to act as mentors and role models for new students attending the BGR program.  A TL is asked to attend retreat and training's in the spring semester.  Also, TL's get to come back to campus early and attend a two day retreat to be prepared for the new students.  When the new students arrive the TL's help them move in, acclimate them to campus, and serve as their guide to Purdue.


The Team Leader International (TLi) position is a voluntary entry-level leadership role. Team Leader Internationals assume the same duties as Team Leaders but work as mentors and role models for international students over the course of BGRi to get them settled in to life in the United States. They retain these students in their groups for the week of BGR and gain domestic students as well.


Applying to be a Team Leader but missed the callouts? Have no fear— all the information you need to know before beginning the application is contained in the packet below. Please read this information and complete the essay before applying!

Please complete the essay in a separate Word document so that you may copy and paste your essay response into the application. The maximum word count is 800. The essay prompt is as follows:

                Discovery is an important theme for BGR 2016. As a Purdue student, the act of discovering your inner self is an important part of your education. Please describe how you would like to grow as an individual throughout your college career, how Boiler Gold Rush relates to these individual goals, and your motivations for becoming a Team Leader.


If you have any questions about the application process, do not hesitate to contact David Pate ( or Reed Fansler ( 

Team Leader International volunteers must be back on campus by August 9, 2016. Team Leader volunteers must be back by August 12, 2016.

Team Leader 2016 Application 

Presentation from Spring 2016 Callout

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