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Welcome from the President: Elayna Coleman

ESU Ambassadors

Emporia State University's Ambassadors are a premier campus organization.  The group has a long history of service to the university and strives for excellece in everything from campus tours to E-Zone to Senior Week.  They promote service, spirit, and success and with leaders from a wide variety of campus and community organizations, the ESU Ambassadors are setting the stage for years of future success. 

The Ambassadors strive to promote Emporia State University in many ways:

  • Serve as Emporia State University's official hosts.
  • Promote and support the Alumni Association and ESU Foundation.
  • Assist in recruiting students by giving campus tours.
  • Represent ESU on campus, in the community, and around the state and nation.

Competing against universities across the nation, the Emporia State Ambassadors are both district and national level award winners as recognized by the Affiliation of Student Advancement Programs (ASAP). Some of these awards and recognitions are listed below:

  • 2013 Outstanding Student Leader, Tayler Wash: District VI
  • 2013 Outstanding Advisor, Nikki Metz: District VI
  • 2011 Outstanding Student Leader, Drake Foster: District VI
  • 2009 Outstanding Internal Program, Fall Retreat: District VI
  • 2008 Outstanding Student Leader, Jessica Velazquez: District VI
  • 2008 Outstanding Student Leader, Jessica Velazquez: National ASAP conference
  • 2007 Outstanding Ambassador Organization: District VI
  • 2006 Outstanding Student Leader, Laura Myers: District VI
  • 2006 Outstanding Newsletter: District VI
  • 2006 Outstanding Advisor, Roy Mann: District VI

ESU Ambassadors, A Service Organization

"I loved giving campus tours to all the potential students and their families.  It gave me the chance to brag about ESU!" - Jackie (Urlich) Rokusek, '88

Emporia State Ambassadors is a service organization that promotes the university on campus, in the community, and throughout the nation. The members of this elite organization generously volunteer their time to enhance the ESU experience of both potential and current students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the university.

ESU Ambassadors are some of the finest students on campus and nation-wide.  Their dedication to serving the university as well as their passion for being involved in other organizations lays the foundation for the drive it takes to promote and enhance the University.

So, what exactly does an ESU Ambassador do?  

Purposes

  • Serve as Emporia State University's official hosts in promoting the University

  • Promote and support the Alumni Association and ESU Foundation

  • Assist in recruiting students by giving campus tours and representing ESU on campus, in the community, and around the state and nation

  • Provide an opportunity to enhance each individual Ambassador's educational experience

  • Serve as the ESU President's official representatives

Criteria for Membership

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

  • Be a full-time student (7 hours - graduate; 12 hours - undergraduate)

  • Have a good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Give three campus tours a month

Membership Selection

  • Student Ambassadors are selected in the fall and begin their service in the Spring.

  • New members will be required to submit the following information:

    • Completed Ambassador application form

    • Complete an Interview with the Advisor, President and Vice-President

    • At least one letter of reference from an ESU faculty member

Membership Requirements

Students selected as ESU Ambassadors will be required to participate in a two-day-long training session at the beginning of the spring semester. In addition, the group will have weekly meetings in which all members are required to attend.  Ambassadors should expect to spend approximately 3-5 hours per week on group activities (this will vary depending on certain events).  Members will be asked to join committees and participate in project/event planning as well.  Each Ambassador will sign a membership contract outlining the responsibilities of his/her position.

  • Attend all meetings unless excused by the Ambassador President or the advisor

  • Serve on at least one organizational committee

  • Participate in Homecoming and Senior Week activities - these two events are mandatory for all Ambassadors

  • Give three campus tours per month

  • Maintain a cummulative 2.75 GPA

Ambassador Benefits

  • Ambassador uniform - polo shirt, vest, jacket, and nametag

  • Dinners with the ESU President and prominent alumni

  • Opportunity to meet legislators, prominent alumni, Board of Regents members, and other dignitaries

  • More complimentary food than you can imagine

  • Travel to district and national conventions

  • The satisfaction of knowing that you have played an integral role in the success of Emporia State University

  • Develop public relation and communication skills

  • Chance to meet employers in your area of emphasis

Ambassador Activities

  • Alumni Gatherings

  • Ambassador Banquet

  • Ambassador Social Events

  • Board of Regents Meetings on Campus

  • Campus Tours

  • Commencement

  • Career Fairs

  • ESU Foundation Activities and Events

  • E-Zone

  • Family Day

  • Football Games: Parking, Watering Hole, President's Box

  • Founder's Day

  • Homecoming

  • Hornet Nights

  • Senior Week/Grad Blast

  • Student and Parent Panels

  • Tricycle Races