Patriot Leaders


Thanks for your interest in applying to be a part of the 2018 Patriot Leader Team! 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 Rob Miller, Coordinator of Orientation & Student Leader Team, at

The application for the 2018 Patriot Leader Team is LIVE now through November 27, 2017 at 9am!

Patriot Leader Application

  • Thank you for your interest in the Patriot Leader position in Orientation and Family Programs and Services! Please be sure to fill out this application thoroughly and completely. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or difficulty in completing the application. The Patriot Leader application will close on Monday, November 27th at 9am. George Mason University and Orientation of Family Programs and Services are 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, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, pregnancy status, political affiliation or genetic information. Please enter "Yes" in the box above to confirm you have read all of this information.
  • If you like to be addressed by a shortened version of your given name, your middle name, or something other than your first name, please enter it here. Otherwise you may leave it blank.
  • Please enter in this format: MM/DD/YYYY
  • Please enter your complete email address including ""
  • Please provide your cell phone or local phone number in case we need to get in touch with you. Please enter in this format: (xxx) xxx-xxxx
  • This does not have to be your permanent address on file with Mason. Where do you consider "home"?
  • It is strongly preferred that you list your parent(s) or guardian(s).
  • Please enter in this format: (xxx) xxx-xxxx
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  • Please put "N/A" if this is not applicable.
  • Please put "N/A" if this is not applicable.
  • For freshmen and transfer students without an established Mason GPA, please provide an estimate based on midterm grades. There is a 2.5 cumulative GPA requirement for the Patriot Leader position - you must meet and maintain this requirement throughout the duration of employment.
  • If you are not a member, please put "N/A".
  • Professional Reference and Signature of Understanding

    PLEASE NOTE: The reference form CANNOT be filled out by members of the Office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services nor fellow Mason students including past/current Patriot Leaders, Resident Advisors, Peer Advisors or other student leaders. Your reference must be a current/past advisor, faculty member, coach, teacher or boss.
  • Please forward the PL Reference form ( to your reference.
    As part of your application, it is REQUIRED that you attend one of the five Selection Timeline Meetings offered after the application closes. This will allow you to receive additional information about the position as well as ask any last questions you might have before we move into the formal selection process. You will not move forward in the selection process without attending one of these meetings. Please select ALL dates you are available for - it makes scheduling these sessions and having equal attendance easier for our office. Thank you!
  • I acknowledge that the information contained in this application is factual and is a realistic assessment of my abilities. I recognize that being a Patriot Leader carries with it both privileges and responsibilities and I hereby give permission to Orientation and Family Programs and Services to obtain information on my academic and campus disciplinary status. This information will be used for the sole purpose of determining my eligibility for the Patriot Leader position. Please enter your G# (G########) in the box as your electronic signature of understanding for this application.

Selection Timeline:

October 1st - November 27thApplication Open
November 27thApplications and Reference Forms are DUE BY 9AM!
November 27th-December 1stAttend ONE Selection Timeline Meeting (required: see dates/times in application)
January 25th-26thGroup interviews are held for those invited.
January 26thIndividual Interview invitations emailed.
January 29th-February 2ndIndividual Interviews are conducted for those invited.
February 5th-9thHiring Decision letters emailed.
February 9thFirst Patriot Leader Training Course (Univ 300 - required).