President's Office

  • Presidential Student Ambassador

    Worcester State University's Presidential Student Ambassadors promote the University at select on- and off-campus functions throughout the academic year.

  • What Are Ambassadors?

    The purpose of Student Ambassadors is to:

    • Serve as student representatives of the University before a variety of important constituent groups as requested by the President.
    • Represent the University on- and off-campus and online positively, professionally and accurately at all times.
    • Represent and promote the Worcester State student body at special events both on- and off-campus.
    • Represent Worcester State in the surrounding community and actively participate in community-service projects.

    The goals/responsibilities of Student Ambassadors are to:

    • Enhance the reputation of the University and present ideas and suggestions that will improve the campus for generations to come.
    • Attend social functions, provide tours with visiting dignitaries, and speak about student life and academic experiences.
    • Inform prospective students, parents, and visitors about Worcester State’s mission, campus resources, and campus life.
    • Give campus visits credibility by being genuine and sincere with visitors. Make campus visitors feel welcome, comfortable, and well-informed.

    The commitments of Student Ambassadors include:

    • Develop a connection with Worcester State to strengthen engagement as an alumnus or alumna
    • Attend mandatory bi-weekly meetings
    • Attend mandatory special on- and off-campus events
    • Lead campus tours
    • Demonstrate a willingness to learn historical and general interest information about the University
    • Show active campus involvement
    • Work as a team member and actively participate in all Ambassador events
    Benefits of an Ambassador

    Student Ambassadors benefits include:

    • The opportunity to learn from and work with the Worcester State University President, Board of Trustees, Worcester State Foundation, and Alumni.
    • Networking with University and community leaders to enhance interpersonal and group communication, as well as professional and social skills.
    • Networking opportunities with distinguished alumni, donors and friends of the University.
    • Gaining confidence and HAVING FUN working with other talented student leaders.
    • Members will be provided with official WSU attire for their personal use when representing the University.
    • Compensation. Participation should be viewed as an honor, but as this position is first and foremost a job, Student Ambassadors will be paid.
    • Developing a lifelong, rewarding and reciprocal relationship of service and giving with their alma mater.
    • Student Ambassadors will receive training in the following areas:
      • Professionalism
      • Etiquette
      • Leadership
      • Philanthropy
      • Public Relations
      • WSU history and current University priorities
    Expectations and Eligibility

    Students must:

    • Be a currently enrolled undergraduate at Worcester State
    • Maintain at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA
    • Have at least twelve (12) completed credits at Worcester State
    • Maintain good judicial and academic standings
    • Be available to start this program in the Fall of 2019, Full Academic Year Commitment 2019-2020
    Responsibilities and Expectations: 

    Mandatory Bi-Weekly Meetings
    Attend all regularly scheduled bi-weekly meetings during the academic year which will be held at a time TBD. You are allowed one excused absence per semester, however you must notify the coordinator in advance. This does not include class schedule conflicts.

    Attend all Mandatory Events
    If you sign-up for an event, we expect you to be there on time and stay for the entire assigned shift. Leaving early or coming late for any reason other than class schedule will not be allowed.

    Meet the Minimum Event Requirement per Month
    Hours will vary depending on the time of year, and events can take place during evenings and weekends.

    Respond to all E-Mail Communications!!

    Be Part of the Team
    Active participation in the group is expected. Our team will not function effectively without every one's cooperation. You should always display a positive and cooperative attitude at all events and meetings.

    Demonstrate Professionalism
    Conduct all Ambassador business in a professional manner in-person and online. Wear Ambassador clothing and name tags to all events, unless otherwise specified by the coordinator.

    Have a Favorable Semester Performance Review
    Each Ambassador will meet with the staff coordinator at the end of each semester to review their performance.

    Failure to adhere to these responsibilities and expectations will result in either a reduced semester salary or your termination from the program.

    Becoming an Ambassador

    There are a few simple steps to follow to become a Presidential Student Ambassador. Please refer to the information below. Also, please review the student ambassador description of responsibilities before you submit your application.


    • Students seeking selection must meet the qualifications and submit a completed application.
    • Selection will be made by review of the applications and interview by a selection committee.
    • Selection will be made in the spring semester.

    Application Process
    Begin the application process by filling out the Student Ambassador Application. Once you complete the online application, it will be emailed to the selection committee. You will receive an email within 48 business hours notifying you that your application has been received.

    • Applications are due March 1, 2020
    • Interviews will be March 3-13, 2020
    • Acceptance letters will be sent out April 3, 2020
    • Tentative meeting will be May 6, 2020

    Please provide the name of 2 faculty or staff members you would like to use as a reference, they should each submit a letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation can be submitted via email to or by interdepartmental mail to Julia Demkowicz in the President's Office. Letters of recommendation should answer the following questions:

    • How has this student displayed initiative?
    • What would you consider this student's key strengths?
    • Explain how this student is a team player.
    Resources for More Information
    If you have any questions, please contact us:

    Presidential Student Ambassadors

    Nikki Kapurch

    Patrick Hare