Patriot Leaders

Thanks for your interest in applying to be a Patriot Leader! The Patriot Leader position is a leadership development experience like no other offered at George Mason University. Have specific questions before applying? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, and if you still find yourself with any unanswered questions, please contact Julianna Napiecek, Assistant Director of Orientation at

The 2023–2024 Patriot Leader Application
is now available! APPLY NOW!

APPLY below via the button! If you have previously served as a Patriot Leader, please do not submit this application. Email Julianna, to learn about how you can reapply! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates.
Patriot Leader 2023-2024 Application

November 1Application Opens at 10 AM EST
January 22Application Closes at 10 AM EST
January 22-31Application Review
February 1Interview Sign-Up for Selected Candidates. Emails will be sent to your Mason Email
February 5-13Individual and Group Interviews will take place. The date and time are selected from a set of options provided in the email sent out on February 1
February 23First Round Hiring Decisions Sent to Candidates
February 28Welcome Event from 5 PM- 7 PM EST
March 16Required Leadership Training All trainings are required and in-person.
April 6Required Leadership Training All trainings are required and in-person.
May 30Summer Training BeginsAll trainings are required and in-person. If you have concerns about these dates, please email Julianna Napiecek at

George Mason University is committed to providing equal opportunity and an educational and work environment free from any discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, military status (including veteran status), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, pregnancy status or genetic information. All are encouraged to apply! If any accommodations are needed for the application process, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Assistant Director of Orientation, Julianna Napiecek, at: