Published on June 16th, 2022 | by University Communications


Calling all Pride Leaders!

Pride Leaders play a vital role in helping new employees with all things Saint Leo and it all starts on day one. Most employees can recall their Pride Leader, and many build lasting relationships that continue throughout their career here at Saint Leo. Pride Leaders are essential for creating the welcoming sense of community for the new employee and we need more of them! Not sure what’s involved in being a Pride Leader? We’ve answered the most common questions below:

What’s Involved with being a Pride Leader?

Pride Leaders meet with new employees on their first day. Usually, the meeting time is 10:30 a.m. on Monday mornings and includes a tour of the campus along with an overview of Saint Leo history, an introduction to our core values and how those play a key role in everything we do as a university. After the tour, Pride Leaders take new employees to lunch at 12:00 p.m. The conversation is an informal introduction to the University, and establishes you as an additional resource outside of their department. All duties on the first day conclude by 1:00 p.m. We are also asking our Pride Leaders to have an additional follow-up virtual conversation with the new employee later on in their first week.

What is the time commitment?

Each follow-up conversation should only take 30 minutes, but also consider the time it takes to schedule these meetings. When you are needed as a Pride Leader, Human Resources will reach out to ask if you can make the commitment for the following week. It is completely fine to refuse being a Pride Leader if time does not permit you to complete the Pride Leader duties that week.

I am a remote employee, so will I qualify to be a Pride Leader?

Yes, as a remote employee you are eligible to participate as a Pride Leader. Our Pride Leader program has expanded to include Pride Leading for remote and Center workers, or if you work close to campus you can perform the duties in-person.

If you are interested in becoming a Pride Leader or would like more information about the program, please contact Learning and Development Trainer, Iris Crawford at

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