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Colonel Crew Leader Application

Looking to give back? Work with first-year students? Love EKU swag? Apply to be a Colonel Crew Leader or Intern today!

***Apply by May 3rd, 2021***

Apply for Big E Welcome 2021 Today! 
Step 1: Complete the Engage Application HERE
  • This is where you will tell us all about your passion for helping our incoming students love EKU just as much as you do! 
Step 2: Complete the background check through EKU Human Resources HERE.
  • This step will only take a couple of minutes, and is neccessary to process your application.
***Both steps are required to apply.***
If you have any questions, please call us at 859-622-3855 or email

What is a Colonel Crew Leader?

Colonel Crew volunteers are responsible for helping all new first-year Colonels positively connect, transition, and build excitement for their Eastern college experience within their first week on campus. Colonel Crew volunteers will partner with a small group of first-year students as they engage in dynamic programming, discussions, and experiences during the Big E Welcome.
Colonel Crew Volunteers support the participation of Big E Welcome events and programs. Volunteer responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Assist small groups of first-year students through activities and discussions designed to build their connection, excitement, and knowledge of EKU
  • Assist with on-campus move-in to residence halls
  • Maintain open and respectful communication with Big E Intern and first-year students within group
  • Share tips, experiences, and resources from personal EKU experience
  • Promote the pillars of Exchange, Excite, Excel of the Big E Welcome experience
  • Create a positive and welcoming environment at all Big E Welcome events
  • Participate in a mixture of virtual and in-person events and activities
When do I volunteer? 

Colonel Crew Leaders are expected to volunteer during the entirety of Big E Welcome. There are also some trainings that take place before Big E Welcome that Leaders must attend. Being available for Big E Welcome and trainings is a requirement. 
  • Big E Welcome 2021 will be August 7th-15th (for leaders)
  • Training will take place between March 15th-Auguts 7th (Don't worry, we will make sure trainings are at date/times where our leaders can make it)
Why should I apply?
  • Build relationships with first-year students, and help them love EKU as much as you do! 
  • Get service hours and experience to help build your resume
  • Free EKU swag
  • Have fun! You get to participate in some of your favorite Big E Welcome events again!
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