Go Team leaders are undergraduate volunteers that assist in coordinating Transitions Leaders.The Go Team provides them with the resources to educate and welcome our first year students. Go Team helps to train them in facilitating sessions for new students about the mission, vision, and values of the university. Go Team leaders use their personal experiences and their own transition to university life while teaching the Transitions Leaders about facilitating the educational sessions.

The staff varies between 8-10 students each year. Go Team is overseen by the Transitions Coordinator. If you are looking for an opportunity to step in your leadership responsibilities, then Go Team is for you.


A Go Team Leader will:


  1. Attend regular meetings with the Go Team and the Assistant Director of Student Life.
  2. Assist in the entirety of the hiring process of Transitions Leaders.
  3. Assist in and attend all trainings. 
  4. Be responsible to and for the Transitions Leaders assigned to their team and act as a “leader for the leaders.”
  5. Maintain regular communication with Transitions Leaders assigned to their team.
  6. Act as a resource person, a facilitator, and a mentor for Transitions Leaders.
  7. Assist the Transitions Leaders in effectively facilitating their modules.
  8. Troubleshoot issues, resolve conflicts, and promote the success of the Transitions Leaders.
  9. Execute the overall program in August.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Conduct and Behavior

  1. Uphold the mission and values of Grand Valley State University.
  2. Be a good role model of the Laker Values to the Transitions Leaders and the GO TEAM.
  3. Be a positive representative of the whole university and not endorse any one group or organization within it.


  1. Ensure that their assigned group of Transitions Leaders is completing each evaluation assigned to them.
  2. Complete an assigned evaluation of the whole Transitions Program.
  3. Ensure that all evaluations are returned to the Transitions Staff Assistant.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Be an existing Grand Valley State University student.
  2. Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) of a 2.500.
  3. Have previous experience serving as a Transitions Leader.

Ideal Traits

  1. Personal: Embraces diversity; outgoing; articulate; friendly; resourceful; takes initiative; responsible and organized; empathetic; conversational; creativity; team player
  2. GVSU Specific: demonstrates pride in GV; knowledgeable about GV
  3. Skills: Facilitation; public speaking; detail coordination; electronic communication; team building; vested interested in the success of the Transitions Program