Frequently Asked Questions
Ambassadors are a select group of students who serve Lamar University by building goodwill among alumni and community supporters at various university functions and represent the student body to visiting dignitaries. Ambassadors have a high level of involvement on campus and are well informed about the university and what it has to offer students, alumni and the community. Ambassadors provide a presence at executive level university events such as Regents meetings, City Council Proclamations, President's Circle Dinner, Scholarship Recognition Dinner, and President's Suite Pre-Game Receptions.
To be eligible, students must be undergraduates who have attended at least one full semester at Lamar University who are classified as sophomores or juniors. Students who plan to graduate Fall 2017 through Summer 2018 are ineligible. Students are also required to have and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
Ambassadors must be in good standing with the university and good disciplinary standing with the student code of conduct, must exhibit strong public speaking and interpersonal skills, involved at and informed about Lamar University, and have a flexible schedule and willing to assist during evening and weekend events. Ambassadors should strive to be role models within the university and community and exhibit ethical behavior.
Applications are available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, in the Alumni Office, located at the John Gray Center, Rudy C. Williams Building, Room 102 beginning January 23, 2017.
Applications are due by 12 Noon on Friday, March 3, 2017. Applicants should place their applications and all required materials back in the application packet and deliver to their college dean by the deadline.
Recruitment for Ambassadors is done once per year in the Spring semester. Those selected will begin their term the following Fall semester. Once selected, Ambassadors serve until they graduate with their undergraduate degree. Ambassador interviews will be held April 2017 and those selected will begin their term the Fall 2017 semester.
Ambassadors are trained on business and social etiquette; conversation and networking skills; university history, current events, and strategic plans of the university. Ambassadors get the opportunity to network with the LU Administration, community and business leaders, alumni, and TSUS Regents. Serving as an ambassador gives students the opportunity to become better informed and more involved on campus.
Once selected, Ambassadors are issued a polo shirt, red blazer, and magnetic nametag. To community service events, Ambassadors wear a Lamar University t-shirt and comfortable clothing; to casual social events Ambassadors wear their red polos and khaki slacks; to executive level events Ambassadors wear their red blazers, white button up shirt, and black pants or skirts; to training events Ambassadors wear business attire; to meetings Ambassadors wear their everyday wear they would normally wear to class; and to formal events Ambassadors wear formal attire which is provided for them.