Orientation Staff

Ready to Welcome You

Student Team

O. Directors

A team of 6 student directors work year round to prepare and lead New Student Orientation. This amazing group of leaders works hard to prepare great events and sessions to help you transition to JBU!

O. Leaders & Assistants 

There are 96 Orientation Leaders who are your link to the University. They are paired up and serve a group of 8-10 incoming students, which make up your O. Group. Orientation Leaders are chosen to inform, serve, care, and connect with you!

There is another group of students (Orientation Assistants) who help behind the scenes prepping for all the great events that you get to participate in! You may not see them but they are here to serve you! 

Coordinator of New Student Orientation

My name is Sarah Erdman and I am the Coordinator of New Student Orientation. It is my privilege to help in your transition into life here at John Brown University. I am blessed to work with such a great team of student leaders who work diligently and effectively to make this first step into college and JBU successful. We are excited to help you learn to thrive spiritually, emotionally, socially and academically here in this community!

I am an alumni of JBU (Class of 2008) with a bachelor’s degree in Natural Science and a master’s degree in Higher Education. I have worked at JBU for over 10 years in the College of Business, Residence Life [Mayfield RD] and Career Development.  

I am excited to be a part of your introduction to JBU, a place that is so dear to my heart. I have grown and developed during my years here and I am excited for you to do the same.