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Summer Orientation Counselors perform a skit at Washburn's Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center

Meet the SOCs

What is a SOC?

SOCs, or Summer Orientation Counselors, are current Washburn students who are here to make your orientation experience both worthwhile and memorable. SOCs are an excellent resource about Washburn student experience. Each SOC is unique, representing various different majors, hometowns, and involvement. They uphold the true character on a Ichabod, known for their spirit, enthusiasm, and helpfulness!

Current students: Are you interested in becoming a SOC for 2019? Please refer to the Washburn Student Employment website for the job description. Applications can be picked up in Morgan Hall 103H and must be submitted by Wednesday, October 31st, 2018. For questions regarding the SOC position, please contact Carissa Johnson at 785.670.1834 or

Washburn Summer Orientation Counselors at orientation in 2017. SOCs help students transition to college.
A Washburn Summer Orientation Counselor meets with students at a 2018 event.
Washburn Summer Orientation Counselor Zach riding a wave during Welcome Week.
A Summer Orientation Counselors posing with an art sculpture on Washburn's campus.
Washburn Summer Orientation Counselor Starla gives a thumbs-up on her birthday at an orientation.
Mr. Ichabod walks into Convocation with a Summer Orientation Counselor at Washburn.
Summer Orientation Counselor Caleb speaks with future Ichabods at an orientation at Washburn
Washburn Summer Orientation Counselors with the Ichabod statue at the alumni center.


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