Student Leadership

NSTP prides itself in teamwork, which includes the professional development of students. Our office structure and programs provide opportunities for students to develop interpersonal skills ranging from customer service to diversity training to event administration and facilitation while working with a staff of professionals who enjoy mentoring students daily. For more information on how you can become a member of the NSTP team, contact our office at ext. 7000 or email

Office Assistants

An average of six Elon students are employed as Office Assistants for NSTP each semester. They serve as the main receptionists of the outer office providing customer service, knowledge about NSTP’s programs, and clerical assistance. They also develop personal skills based on assignments related to their academic areas of interest.

Orientation Leaders

New Student Orientation is made up of about 130 diverse and enthusiastic Orientation Leaders (OLs) with 18 of its members serving as the Head Staff, who plan and facilitate the orientation program under the direction of the professional staff. OLs learn skills in leadership, collaboration, event planning, and team building, while being trained to facilitate diverse and inclusive communities. After a week of intense training, OLs represent Elon hospitality at its best as they welcome new students to campus fall semester and continue to mentor students throughout their first semester.

First-Year Summer Experience Coordinator & Facilitators

FSE student leaders get the opportunity to meet new students before they arrive to campus in the fall. The FSE Coordinator primarily works year round with the NSTP professional staff to plan and administer the summer program while the Facilitators are chosen by the leaders of each week-long, bonding experience: Adventures In Leadership, Discovery and Innovation. FSE Facilitators learn a host of skills including team building, management, critical thinking and leadership.

Life Entrepreneur Program Coordinator & Facilitators

After getting your feet wet your first year of college, now you’re a sophomore ready to tread down challenging paths that lead to discovering your life passion and plan for success the next three years – and beyond. That’s the goal of the LEP. The Student Coordinator works with NSTP professional staff in the fall to recruit sophomore participants and plan the January weekend retreat. The Coordinator also works with the Student Facilitators who help mentor the program participants along with a faculty/staff instructor during the spring, weekly class meetings, until participants complete the program.