The AFS Ambassador Program gives students the opportunity to pair their academic knowledge with professional development. The purpose of the AFS Ambassador Program is to provide majors who are enthusiastic about the African American Studies Program to communicate their pride with others, to meet professionals, and to receive mentoring from the Program's Director.
AFS Ambassadors assist with recruitment of potential students, help with the organization of events, and represent the majors' perspectives and experiences at special events, including those where alumni, administrators, and potential donors are in attendance. More specifically, AFS ambassadors assist with both on- and off-campus recruiting events. They also assist the Director by serving as a liaison between the Program and the students, providing ideas for ways to recruit students, and by assisting with the organization of a student-centered event. Ambassadors are often asked to take part in the AFS Graduation ceremonies and are expected to participate in the Program's annual conference. They are the first choice to represent the Program at regional and national conferences.
To become an AFS Ambassador, majors must meet the qualifications above. In addition, applicants must also write a 250 word letter of application describing why the applicant is an AFS major and why he/she is interested in becoming an AFS Ambassador. Based on a review of materials, an interview will be scheduled with the AFS Director.