College Ambassadors Program

The mission of the College Ambassador Program is to facilitate opportunities and accessibility to tools for students in the College of Social Sciences as active and empowered members of campus, local, and global communities; to develop and foster a vibrant student community within the College; to connect and strengthen relations between students and college leaders; and to support the College and its initiatives. Each academic year the program is staffed by five diverse student leaders, who are provided with hands-on leadership experiences to prepare them to be leaders in the changing global world.

Qualifications

  • 3.00 Cumulative GPA or higher
  • Enrolled in at least 12 credits
  • Declared undergraduate major in the College of Social Sciences
  • Able to serve for the entire academic year
  • Leadership Achievement

Benefits of Membership

  • Development and refinement of leadership and communication skills
  • Hands-on experiences, while networking with professionals to advance careers in a variety of fields
  • Networking with prospective students, current students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community
  • Knowledge about CSS and its programs
  • Lasting friendships and associations
  • An achievement award

Responsibilities

  • Attend and assist with College events, represent the College on and beyond campus, and support recruitment activities
  • Positively portray the College to the University and outside communities 
  • Provide CSS students with information about career opportunities through events and Social Mānoa podcasts 
  • Provide student professional development events, including hosting talk-story sessions with alumni and other professional and social leaders 
  • Encourage and promote student clubs and honor societies
  • Maintain a high activity level of the Registered Independent Organization SLAM (Social Leaders at Mānoa)
  • Provide opportunities for connection and collaboration between student clubs, through maintaining the administration of the CSS Presidents’ Council, including convening regular meetings of CSS student club presidents and College leaders
  • Encourage student engagement in campus events 
  • Encourage student interest and participation in opportunities such as internships, scholarships, and mentorships
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings
  • Conduct group or individual campus tours and other activities for visiting international and national students and scholars, supporting Short-Term Programs and other College programs
  • Abide by UHM Student Conduct Code and Academic Policies