Priddy Leader Hiring Information

New Student Orientation and Winter Start Orientation are integral parts of welcoming new students to campus and introducing them to their new home and making them feel welcome while upholding the integrity, mission, and values of the Colorado College Department of Outdoor Education and Priddy Experience. If you know you want to be a Priddy Leader, you can read on or apply at the links below!

This website was created as an overview of the NSO Priddy Leader Position. Please see the position descriptions below to read all of the expectations and requirements for being a leader. 

Apply to be a Priddy Leader:

NSO Priddy Leader (August 2024)

 WSO Priddy Leader (January 2025)

Hiring on a rolling basis, reviewing applications beginning March 1, 2024

  • Coming Soon!  Applications for WSO Priddy Leaders will be opening in the Fall 2024 Semester




Goals NSO/WSO and the Priddy Experience:

  1. Students will have a shared knowledge of Colorado College culture and develop a sense of belonging and connection to Colorado College.
  2. Students will learn the value of community service and the importance of community engagement throughout their time at CC and beyond.
  3. Students will be better prepared for life at Colorado College by learning about academic and student life support services and CC expectations.
  4. Students will begin to develop their leadership skills through experiential learning opportunities.
  5. Create a welcoming and inclusive environment and community.

Arctic Fritillary group - WSO 2023


What is a Priddy Leader?

Priddy Leaders are essential in making NSO/WSO successful. Incoming students are put together in groups of 8-10, and each “Priddy Group” has 2-3 Priddy Leaders who help guide the group throughout the week of orientation in events and evening discussions.


What are evening discussions?

During orientation, leaders will lead evening discussions to help new students become acquainted with Colorado College and all that it has to offer. Evening discussions are a place for new students to ask questions and have conversations about topics that include Academic Life at CC, Social Life at CC, and Planning Ahead and Goal setting among many more. Leaders are encouraged to share their own experiences during evening discussions and to answer questions in a way that best benefits and prepares students.


Do I have to be an Outdoor Education certified Trip Leader to lead?

We have created a curriculum specifically for Priddy Leaders and we will holding virtual trainings throughout the year for leaders who ARE NOT already Outdoor Education Trip Leader certified. If you are a certified Trip Leader already, you do not need to take the Priddy Leader Endorsement Training.


I am an RA. Can I lead?

Yes, you can! We are working closely with the Office of Housing and Residential Experience to ensure that trainings and required sessions do not overlap for RAs and Priddy Leader roles. 


Important details:

New Student Orientation (NSO) - August 2024 Winter Start Orientation (WSO) - January 2025
  • Program Dates: August 17-26, 2023
  • Working between 40-60 hours
  • Pay: $14.42 per hour, earning $575-$875

Priddy Leaders must be back on campus by 12pm on Thursday, August 15, 2024 for additional training.

  • Program Dates: TBD
  • Working between 40-50 hours
  • Pay: $14.42 per hour, earning $575-$725




Have any questions? Please reach out!

Rachael Abler
Associate Director of Outdoor Education

Kayla Shelley
Priddy Intern


Alondra Valdez
Priddy Intern 



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