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Thank you for your interest in becoming a Streak Week Assistance Team (SWAT) Leader for the incoming class of 2026! The primary goal of this program is to make our first year students’ transitions from home to JCU as smooth and enjoyable as possible. I’m sure most of you remember that starting college can be an incredibly exciting, but stressful, experience, and this program aims to help to alleviate some of that anxiety.

Please read the rest of the information below carefully before you complete an application. It is essential that SWAT Leaders are available during the dates and times listed below, so please consider your summer schedule when applying. It is especially important that you are available during the week of August 22, 2022, as this will be move-in week, training, and Streak Week (fall orientation). More specific information regarding dates and times will be sent to you during the summer. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me at Thanks again for your interest in being a SWAT Leader… I really appreciate your commitment to our campus and your future classmates!

** Please note that New Student Orientation leaders and Resident Assistants are not eligible to apply. Also, if you are selected to be a student leader for the Meet CLE guide on Living the Mission Day, you will not be eligible to be a SWAT Leader.

Thanks and have a great day,

Kyle O’Dell, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Student Engagement



  • Motivated, energetic, positive student who loves JCU
  • Hard-working with a customer service attitude
  • Previous co-curricular involvement is preferred



  • Attend and fully participate in the fall training meeting prior to Streak Week
  • Be present at all Streak Week activities during the week of August 22, 2022
  • Participate as a move-in crew member during the week of August 22, 2022


  • Respond to all communications from the Senior Director of Student Engagement in an appropriate and timely fashion
  • Maintain current, up-to-date contact information with the Senior Director of Student Engagement
  • Communicate professionally with incoming students, parents, JCU community members and other SWAT Leaders

Personal Attitude and Image

  • Maintain a positive spirit focused on the mission of John Carroll University
  • Be welcoming and accommodating while serving as a role model and ambassador of JCU
  • Dress appropriately for the activities taking place


  • Be available to work during from August 22 – 28, 2022
  • Attend Streak Week social events and activities during the week and weekend
  • Lead activities/ice-breakers/meetings for your small group of students
  • Be available for your small group during breaks and free time periods
  • Assist students with the move-in process
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Director of Student Engagement


  • Be allowed to move-in to your residence hall room early (value of $20 per day)
  • Receive complimentary meals during training sessions and Streak Week before meal plans start
  • Receive three free t-shirts

***PLEASE NOTE that all SWAT Leader applications are due by 11:59p on Wednesday, April 13.

Click here to access the 2022 SWAT Leader application!

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Kyle O'Dell, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Student Engagement