First Year Experience

Become a Leader

Are you a leader? Do you want to get paid, have fun, meet new people and build your resume? If so, Missouri Western offers two leadership opportunities that could be perfect for you! We are looking for energetic students to be both Griffon Edge Leaders and Registration Leaders. 


Griffon Edge Leaders
Griffon Edge Leaders are students who help guide groups of new freshman through a three-day orientation program prior to the fall semester. 

Registration Leaders
Registration Leaders assist new students during the one-day summer registration programs in June and July. They also serve as Griffon Edge Leaders.

STEP 1 – Apply for STEP

If you are interested in becoming a Griffon Edge or Registration Leader, you must first apply for Missouri Western’s four-week leadership program, S.T.E.P. Students must be certified through this program to hold a variety of leadership positions on campus, including Registration Leaders, Griffon Edge Leaders, Resident Assistants and Student Ambassadors. 

When: March 1 – 31 (Classes will not meet during Spring Break)
Time: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. | Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • Registrations Leaders
  • Griffon Edge Leaders
  • Resident Assistants
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Full-Time Student
  • 2.3 Cumulative GPA
  • Who am I?
  • Communications & Team Collaborations
  • Networking
  • Servant Leader (Community Service)
Apply: Applications can be found online and submitted in Blum 210.
Application Deadline: February 12
STEP 2 – Attend an Informational Session & Apply

In order to apply to become a Griffon Edge or Registration Leader, you must first attend one of our information sessions (required). Applicants must then create a Griffonlink account. After your account is created, you will be able to see all of the University job postings, including Griffon Edge and Registration Leader positions.

Contact Marissa Steimel for more info: 816.271.4265 |

  • Wednesday, Feb. 24Spratt 203 @ 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 25Spratt 203 @ 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 29 | Spratt 203 @ 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 1 | Spratt 205 @ 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 2 | Spratt 203 @ 4 p.m.
  1. Attend an informational session
  2. Download the Griffonlink setup guide 
  3. Create a Griffonlink account
    1. Submit a resume to Griffonlink; wait for approval
    2. Set up a Griffonlink username and password
  4. Apply to be a Leader
Contact the CSI for Griffonlink questions – 816.271.4292