Patriot Leaders


Thanks for your interest in applying to be a 2019 Patriot Leader! The Patriot Leader position is a leadership development experience like no other offered at George Mason University. Learn more about the Patriot Leader Job Description. Have specific questions before applying? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or please contact Joseph Deluna, Assistant Director of Orientation at

The application for 2019 Patriot Leader is available now. Apply here!
The application for 2019 Returning Patriot Leader is available now. Apply here!

All applicants must submit a RESUME and LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION with their application.


Resume Guidelines
Letter of Recommendation Guideline:
A reference letter CANNOT be submitted neither by members of New Student and Family Programs nor fellow Mason students. This includes past/current Patriot Leaders, Resident Advisors, Peer Advisors or other student leaders. Your reference must be a current/past professional advisor, faculty member, coach, teacher or boss.

Selection Timeline:

September 26 - October 26Application Opens at 8:30am
October 26Applications due at 9:00am
October 29-November 2Attend ONE Patriot Leader Informational Meeting (REQUIRED)
All meetings will be held in HUB 1012

- Monday, October 29; 1:00-2:00pm, 4:00-5:00pm
- Tuesday, October 30; 1:00-2:00pm
- Wednesday, October 31; 1:00-2:00pm, 4:00-5:00pm
- Thursday, November 1; 1:00-2:00pm, 4:00-5:00pm
- Friday, November 2; 1:00-2:00pm, 4:00-5:00pm
November 16Group Interview Process (Must be offered a group interview)
November 19thIndividual Interview invitations emailed
November 26-29Individual Interviews are conducted for those invited
December 3-6Hiring Decision letters emailed
December 7Patriot Leader Welcome Event
January 25, 2019First Patriot Leader Spring Training Course (UNIV 331 - required)