Student Ambassadors

About the ambassadors

The ambassador program began in 2015 as a way to involve student representatives at recruitment and alumni events. Each year 18 students are selected to spend the academic year attending school and campus activities—speaking to alumni, friends, and current and prospective students of the school.

What it means to join the ambassadors

We look for individuals who are willing and eager to genuinely share their SHHS stories with a diverse group of audiences. To be a student ambassador you must be an admitted student to the school and have a cumulative IU grade point average of at least 3.0. Also, an ambassador must be committed to representing the school for one full academic year and meet the minimum number of obligations. As long as you maintain good standing with the program, you can return each year until graduation. 

At the end of each semester, ambassadors that meet the requirements of the program receive the SHHS Ambassador Leadership Scholarship, a $250 award for their service to the school. 

Each ambassador has an important role to play in sharing with others the student perspective of SHHS academic programs and student life at IUPUI. Ambassadors commit to volunteering and training a minimum of 15 hours each semester. They must meet this requirement to be qualified for the ambassador leadership scholarship and retain their position in the program. Those 15 hours include:

  • Participating in visits and events with prospective students and alumni throughout the academic year.
  • Attending monthly ambassador meetings and training activities.
  • Completing 1 office hour per month—three times a semester—in the Office of Student Engagement & Success (OSES) to work on outreach for prospective students, manage SHHS Ambassador email account, social media, and assist with other OSES projects as needed.

  • Have an IU cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Have a clean conduct record with the university
  • Abide by the IUPUI Student Code of Conduct
  • Be a fully admitted student to the school and have completed at least one full semester at IUPUI by the fall semester following acceptance into the program
  • Be genuinely eager to share your IUPUI and SHHS story
  • Actively seek to meet the minimum number of required volunteer hours

  • Candidates submit an application and required application materials by the deadline.
  • After applications have been reviewed and eligibility has been determined, qualified candidates are invited to participate in a 15-minute interview with a small committee consisting of outgoing ambassador(s), faculty and staff of the school, and ambassador program advisors.