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Leadership positions and opportunities are plentiful at SUNY Cortland through various offices, departments, clubs and organizations. The overviews below can help students identify the positions that best fit their goals and interests. 

Advisement and Transition Office:

  • Summer Orientation Assistant: Orientation Assistants (OAs) help new students adjust to life at SUNY Cortland during our summer Orientation program (June – July). During this time, OAs also develop leadership skills and build relationships with peers, faculty and staff while earning a $2000 stipend. As an OA, you lead small group discussions, answer questions, help with class registration, and coordinate activities. At the conclusion of the summer, Orientation Assistants often comment on a better understanding of themselves as well as the college. To learn more about the position, please visit
  • Transfer Buddy: Transfer Buddy: A leadership opportunity for returning transfer students to help assist new transfer students with the transition to SUNY Cortland.  By volunteering students gain confidence, get involved, meet new people, participate in transfer student welcome events, and support new students.  It’s a great way for students to share advice about Cortland and encourage new students to get involved on campus.  More information about the Transfer Buddy program can be found at

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP):

Recreational Sports:

Residence Life and Housing:

Student Government Association:

Student Conduct Office: