Lincoln Memorial University

RAILS Program


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Be Great. Be a RAIL.

The "Recruitment & Interactive Leadership Student" (RAILS) leadership program provides LMU students the opportunity to be actively involved in the recruiting process of prospective Railsplitters.

Students are selected for this position because they exhibit important qualities of a student leader—professionalism, integrity, friendliness, perseverance, leadership skills, and more! By agreeing to become a RAIL, you are agreeing to be one of the first faces and personalities that prospective Railsplitters, and their families, will associate with LMU.

This is all accomplished through performing daily tasks for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (e.g., Individual & group campus tour experiences, writing postcards to prospective students, mailing informational packets, etc.) and the planning, implementation, follow-up, and support of admissions recruitment events.

The opportunity to serve as a member of the RAILS team is an honor that will pay dividends throughout your academic and professional career! As a RAIL, you will be an official representative of the University, representing the President, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. In keeping with this, your actions-- both in and out of uniform-- should reflect the highest esteem for yourself and the organization at all times.

Who can be a RAIL?

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA must be maintained
  • Must be a current full-time Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior
  • Must be in good standing with the University
  • Be willing to work up to 6 hours per week in Admissions office
  • Work special events (minimum of 2 nights/weekends per
  • semester)
  • Lead a minimum of 3 tours per semester
  • Adhere to the dress code
  • Comply with the RAILS Student Leadership Handbook
  • Sign the RAILS Letter of Commitment
  • Must be available at either 9 am or 2pm once per week (M-F)

How do I apply to be a RAIL?



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