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Orientation Team

2016-2017 Orientation Team Leader Applications are Now Available!

Apply Now for an Orientation Team Leader position. Students interested in applying as a returning Orientation Team Leader should use this application as well.

To recommend a student for an Orientation Team Leader position, please complete the Recommendation Form.

O-Team

Orientation Team Mission Statement
The Orientation Team (O-Team) is a family comprised of a unique group of student leaders who distinguish themselves on campus as a liaison between the University of Houston and new students/families.  The O-Team aids in each student’s success by beginning their integration into the academic, social and cultural aspects of the UH community.

  • Academic integration — We establish the academic commitment required to graduate through peer interactions and academic sessions.
  • Social integration — We create the social aspect in the student’s first interaction with their peers by facilitating student programming and encouraging the student to get involved.
  • Cultural integration — We shape the cultural acceptance by facilitating small groups that create exposure to cultural and peer dynamics.

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Meet the Director's Staff

Fatema Janoowala

Fatema Janoowala
Executive Director

Hometown: Cypress, TX
Classification: Junior
Major: Industrial Engineering

What I Love About UH
"The thing that I love about UH is the people I meet. Whether it is another student, or faculty and staff, all of the people I have met here have positively impacted my life."

Advice for Incoming Students
"Get involved and to have school pride. Love the University and it will love you back even more."

Ashley Rodriguez

Ashley Rodriguez
CREW Director

Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Classification: Junior
Major: Public Relations

What I Love About UH
"I love that around every corner there is somebody new to learn about. We have such a diverse campus and because of that I meet such interesting and intriguing people every day. It makes my experience here at the University of Houston that much more exciting and engaging."

Advice for Incoming Students
"Find what you love to do, no matter how long it takes, and pursue it. Embrace this opportunity to take chances and learn what the world has to offer."

Marc Parra

Marc Parra
CREW Director

Hometown: Alief, TX
Classification: Junior
Major: Sports Administration

What I Love About UH
"I love UH because everyone is able to find their place here on campus where they feel like they really belong. It's great to see that as UH continues to grow, everyone's pride for our University does as well."

Advice for Incoming Students
"Find something you're passionate about and get involved because it makes all the difference in your college experience. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there because all of your experiences help shape you into who you are."

Suzette Roldan

Suzette Roldan
Family Programs and Mentor Development Director

Hometown: Houston, TX
Classification: Junior
Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders

What I Love About UH
"What I love about UH is that I can stay close to home but still be able to have the college experience."

Advice for Incoming Students
"Never be afraid to ask questions and become involved on campus."

William Ashby

William Ashby
Family Programs and Mentor Development Director

Hometown: West Springfield, MA
Classification: Junior
Major: Computer Information System

What I Love About UH
"I love the diversity here and how everyone that I meet is a completely different person than the last."

Advice for Incoming Students
"Don’t forget to have fun! Grades are important, but you need to reserve some time for yourself."

Savana Velasquez

Savana Velasquez
Student Track and Marketing Director

Hometown: Houston, TX
Classification: Junior
Major: Marketing

What I Love About UH
"The Cougar Pride!"

Advice for Incoming Students
"Get involved, make new friends and have fun!"

Chris Bullock

Chris Bullock
Student Track and Marketing Director

Hometown: Houston, TX
Classification: Junior
Major: Sports Administration

What I Love About UH
"I love the overwhelming opportunities and the support and encouragement from your student body."

Advice for Incoming Students
"Meet people! They can directly help your academic and social life. You cannot do it alone."

Lorenzo Stiggers

Lorenzo Stiggers
Student Track and Marketing Director

Hometown: Spring, TX
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Computer Information Systems

What I Love About UH
"I love the campus environment as a whole and how much our student body is involved around campus. I also love that our football team has been doing a FANTASTIC job. We are a Tier One institution and it shows how prestigious we are. How could someone not love UH? Go Coogs!"

Advice for Incoming Students
"Open up and meet new people because you never know who you will encounter. College is the time to discover yourself as a person. So do not be afraid to join some organizations during your time here. It will make your college experience that much better"

C’Sia Singleton

C’Sia Singleton
Staff Training Director

Hometown: Crosby, TX
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Human Resource Development

What I Love About UH
"I love the diverse and spirited environment; there is something here for everyone."

Advice for Incoming Students
"Get involved and remember that no goal is too big to be achieved if you consistently work towards it."

CJ Dangleben

CJ Dangleben
Staff Training Director

Hometown: Houston, TX
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Music Education

What I Love About UH
"I love the diversity here at UH. You get the opportunity to experience so many different cultures, and that’s not something common in many communities."

Advice for Incoming Students
"Do not be afraid to be you. This is the perfect opportunity to take your cool cap off and grab what’s rightfully yours. Make those new relationships. Go to the games. Join organizations. Be the you that you’ve always wanted to be."