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Student Ambassador Program

Committed to the development of Leaders for Life, the Division of Student Affairs at St. Thomas University (STU) introduces the Student Ambassadors Program. The program’s focus is to identify a cohort of students that have shown leadership skills to further develop their potential as student and community leaders while representing the university. Once selected, these Student Ambassadors receive training in leadership skills with emphasis on oral communication before performing a variety of tasks.

With training, Student Ambassadors guide, direct, inform, and educate prospective students on what to expect from campus life and how to succeed academically. Student Ambassadors serve as special event facilitators, presenters and assistants, representing the student and broader communities. They engage in Welcome Week, orientation events, educational conferences, and serve as hosts for campus VIPs. Student Ambassadors will be the voice of STU students and act as the liaison between students and the various communities, both on and off campus, as leaders for life.

Eligibility

The Ambassador position will be a highly visible role. Ambassadors must meet the following criteria to participate in the program:

  • must have completed at least 12 credit hours at STU
  • must be enrolled as a full-time degree-seeking student for the academic year
  • must maintain good academic standing with the university (3.0 GPA minimum)
  • must be able to commit at least two full semesters to completing the program (about 4-6 hours per week)

Application, Selection and Training

Students interested in becoming ambassadors must complete an online application. Interviews, selection and training will take place immediately after. A total of 10 students will be identified annually. A welcome reception will be held for selected Ambassadors at the Students Affairs Awards function in April, 2017.

Responsibilities

Ambassadors will attend meetings, be exposed to presentations from community leaders and hand-on experiences in and outside STU. Ambassadors will provide information, support and guidance in an enthusiastic and welcoming manner to other students. They will collaborate with other university’s departments to provide campus tours and serve as STU representatives and performing other duties as assigned at community events.

Stipend

Each Student Ambassador will receive a stipend of $500.00 per semester.

Professor Referrals

To refer one of your students for the Student Ambassador Program, click here to complete the referral form.

For additional information, please contact:
Richard McNab
Associate Vice President
Student Enrollment Services
Student Affairs
305.628.6554
rmcnab@stu.edu