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EIU New Student and Family Programs

Prowl Leadership Teams

2020 Prowl Leader Application deadline is April 5 and interviews will be held on during the week of April 13. Applications can be found here

Prowl Leader  

New Student & Family Programs is seeking well-rounded student leaders to participate in the development and implementation of EIU’s Prowl Programs (Orientation) as Prowl Leaders (PLs). Prowl Leaders will play a key role in the transition of nearly 1,500 new students and their families by guiding and leading new students through their first weeks at EIU. Prowl Leaders will have the opportunity to build relationships, interact with university staff and faculty, and lead a team of peers. Individuals selected will serve as mentors and role models and be responsible for making new students’ experience during Opening Weekend and Prowl fun, eventful, and informative.

General Qualifications of All Positions: 2.3 GPA, good judicial standing with university, ability to stand on your feet for long periods, positive attitude, motivation, open-mindedness, and passionate about EIU!!! 


  • Interview (week of April 13)
  • Prowl Training and Preparation (Sunday, Aug. 16 - Wednesday, Aug. 19)
  • Facilitate Opening Weekend (Thursday, Aug. 20 - Sunday, Aug. 23)
  • Attend events and enjoy the fun!


  • Staff Apparel
  • Move into residence halls, Greek Court, University Court, or University Apartments on Sunday August 16, 2020
  • Meals from August 16-23, 2020 (when Dining Services is open)
  • Opportunity to develop leadership skills, build effective teams, and make new friends
  • Be a part of an EIU tradition!


Please contact the New Student & Family Programs at 581-6435 or if you have any questions.


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New Student & Family Programs

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6435

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