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Peer Leaders adopt freshmen during orientation
The Office of Student Affairs' Student Leadership Program (SLP) took an active role during new student orientation held on Friday, September 5, 2014. Peer Leaders adopted freshmen and will continue to orient them throughout the semester.
One of the main roles of the Peer Leaders during the orientation is to ease the transition of incoming students into university life. In addition, each peer leader is required to adopt three to five freshmen and mentor them on coping up with university life. Not only does this program help the peer leaders to develop and enhance their leadership skills, but also provides opportunities to freshmen and encourages them to join the Emerging Leaders Program.
"New Students Orientation was a great experience. It motivated me to be a good listener and communicator. SLP has given me a platform to meet new people and this is what I always yearned for. I have learned skills for understanding skills and for solving critical circumstances, in return," said Sana Ramzan, a junior student majoring in business administration¬ (finance).
"I am pleased to see the number of students in the Peer Leaders Program increase year after year. With more than 80 Peer Leaders, I am confident that new students will be assisted and guided to positively impact their transition into university. Congratulations to all the Peer Leaders for being selected to be part of this important program, and I look forward to working with them this year," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.