University of Southern Indiana

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassador with tour group

What is the Student Ambassador Organization?

The Student Ambassador Organization (SAO) is a group of individuals that features the very best of what USI has to offer.  Although each member of the SAO is unique regarding personality, interests and background, all members share one common thread - pride and enthusiasm for the University of Southern Indiana.
 
Student Ambassadors serve as University representatives, recruiters, hosts, tour guides, and leaders.  The purpose of the organization is to provide guests with University information and a current student's view of campus life at USI.  The goal of the SAO is to promote USI to prospective students, current students and alumni.

Ambassadors have an opportunity to serve in the following capacities:

Student Ambassador (general member)
Commit to approximately 38 volunteer hours per semester including:

  • Weekly office hours providing tours to daily visitors
  • Two Open Houses per semestesr (Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • General meetings (an average of two per month on Mondays at 5 p.m.)
  • One retreat each semester (2 hours)

Student Ambassadors also have opportunities to earn reward points by assisting with extra tours as needed throughout the school year. Student Ambassadors' primary audience includes traditional prospective students and their families, but they may also occasionally interact with students going through the transfer process.

Bi-lingual Ambassador
Bi-lingual Ambassadors can speak Spanish fluently and commit to approximately 15 volunteer hours per semester including:

  • Lunes de Latinos (3 events per semester on Mondays)
  • Groups that request tours in Spanish
  • Bi-lingual Ambassador meetings (approximately 3 per semester)
  • One retreat each semester (2 hours)

Transfer Ambassador
Transfer Ambassadors assist with events designed for transfer students and commit approximately 12-15 volunteer hours per semester including:

  • Transfer Visit Days (2 per semester on Fridays)
  • Transfer Ambassador meetings (2-3 per semester)
  • One retreat each semester (2 hours)

All Ambassadors participate in a training program upon selection. Ambassadors also receive priority registration after completing training to avoid class times that conflict with Ambassador responsibilities

Application and Selection Process

  • Complete and submit the Student Ambassador application by deadline of January 26, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Applications are available at the beginning of each semester.
  • Applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • After applications are reviewed, select applicants will participate in an interview with the Student Ambassador Advisor.
  • New Student Ambassadors will be announced at the conclusion of interviews and will attend new member training throughout the semester.
  • New members will complete all required training including tour shadowing, a written test and a practice tour given to a member of the executive board before performing official duties as a Student Ambassador

Want more Information?

Contact Student Ambassador Advisor:
Koryn Parsons
knparsons@usi.edu
812-464-1765

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