Who Are We?
The University of Texas at Dallas Student Ambassadors are a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students who advance the University by serving as the face of the student body. They assist with events hosted by the President and other leaders on campus and promote University pride. Student Ambassadors provide tours to alums and promote the University to potential donors and the surrounding community. They assist with the maintenance and growth of events such as Oozeball, Ring Days, Ring Ceremony, Commencement, and any other event that would promote University pride. Combined, they volunteer more than 1,200 hours of work for the University per year.
A Little Bit of History
The Student Ambassador program was founded in the fall of 1994 by Patty Arenz, and it was managed by the Office of the President until 2014 when the Office of Development and Alumni Relations took over management of the program. However, the Ambassadors are still sponsored by the Office of the President and remain a very important part of the presidential level events around campus. The Student Ambassadors are advised by Ana Lemons.
The Fun Part of Being a Student Ambassador
As a united group of students who become lifelong friends, the Student Ambassadors enjoy hanging out and spending time together. At the beginning of the school year, they attend a retreat where they spend the night at a camp and bond with each other. They also organize different social events where they gather and have fun, and every month, each Ambassador makes plans to spend time with at least one other Ambassador outside of their events for the Ambassador program.