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College of Humanities & Fine Arts

About our HFA Ambassadors

THE COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS (HFA) STUDENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

The HFA Student Ambassador Program provides students majoring in one of the college’s seven
departments--Art & Art History, Comparative Religion & Humanities, English, History, International Languages,
Literatures, & Cultures, Music & Theatre, and Philosophy--with leadership and networking opportunities.
As the first point of contact, ambassadors serve and represent the college by sharing their experiences as
students in HFA with new, continuing, and prospective students, their families, community members, faculty,
staff, and administrators; assisting with special events; and supporting the college’s efforts to increase
recruitment, student engagement, and retention in HFA.

Are you interested in becoming an HFA Student Ambassador? If so, chat with your department chair.
Ambassador Qualifications:

● Be a student majoring in one of HFA’s seven departments
● Be in good academic standing
● Possess a minimum 2.5 GPA
● Must have excellent communication skills; bilingualism is encouraged
● Must have completed a minimum of 12 units at Chico State
● Be available to serve both Fall and Spring semesters
● Reliable, enthusiastic, and friendly

Ambassadors are expected to devote two to three hours a week to the following activities:

● Participating in outreach and recruitment efforts (e.g., Preview Day, Choose Chico, Graduation,
Wildcat Welcome, HFA Symposium, tabling during high volume times--beginning and end of
semester, before registration opens, etc.)
● Attending monthly Ambassador meetings as well as best practices trainings with representatives from the Office of Admissions, The Success Studio and/or HFA faculty and staff
● Assisting with HFA special events (e.g., HFA Scholarship Reception, HFA Graduation Celebration)
● Peer support in collaboration with the HFA Success Studio
● Assisting with student retention efforts and GI 2025 initiatives (closing achievement gap, improving 4
& 6 year graduation rates) (e.g., acting as peer mentors to first-year, transfer, and students at risk for
disqualification)
● Using social media to communicate with prospective students
● Undertaking a leadership project
● Appearing in video interviews/testimonials for internet and social media use
● Providing tours for prospective students and their families

Participation affords student ambassadors the opportunity to:

● Enhance their public speaking, leadership, and teambuilding skills
● Build their resumes and receive a letter from the dean of HFA upon successful completion of service
● Network with leaders in the college, on campus, and in the community
● Provide crucial service to the college and their respective department

Compensation:

● HFA Student Ambassadors will receive a stipend each semester