Great Beginnings Leader

What Is a Great Beginnings Leader (GBL)?

The GBLs are the first people to make an impression on new students and their families. GBLs primary goals are to: (1) Welcome new students, (2) Advocate for Great Beginnings events, (3) Help students navigate campus and available resources, and (4) promote the Residential College System and the Murray State University community.

Required Qualifications

  • In order to apply, you must have a 2.3 cumulative GPA (including transfer hours) and be in good academic standing. Each GBL must also have at least a 2.3 cumulative GPA at the end of the spring semester of 2018.
  • Must have completed 24 hours by the end of the spring 2018 semester.
  • Must be returning to Murray State in the fall of 2018 as an undergraduate student.
  • Sincere desire to support Murray State's new students.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good sense of humor balanced by a sense of responsibility.
  • Willing to accept a challenge and to step out of comfort zone.
  • Strong internal motivation to succeed personally and in all Murray State/Residential College activities.
  • Recognition that being a GBL is a serious and rewarding summer and fall commitment.
  • Desire to achieve excellence.

Benefits to GBLs

  • Significant leadership training and experience.¬∑ Opportunity to develop professional and personal relationships with faculty, staff, and students¬∑ Free GBL and Residential College T-shirts.
  • Opportunity to represent your Residential College to new member of the Murray State family.
  • Opportunity to share your love of Murray State University.
  • Moving into Residential College early

If you have any questions, please contact: