Frequently Asked Questions

What are Student Ambassadors responsible for?

Student Ambassadors assist the Admissions office in a variety of recruitment events. They generally act as tour guides and student panelists. 

What is the purpose of Student Ambassadors?
Each year, more guests plan visits to Grand Valley State University. The Student Ambassador program allows the Admissions office to facilitate the ever-growing population of visitors each year with events where current students can give campus tours and participate in student panels. 

What is the expected time commitment for Student Ambassadors?

There is a very small time commitment associated with Student Ambassadors. They are expected to volunteer just 4-5 hours each semester, but we welcome any more help that students can give.

What events do Student Ambassadors assist with?

Student Ambassadors assist the Admissions office in a variety of recruitment events. They help with Laker Experience Days and Student Visitation Days in the Fall and Spring. 

Are Student Ambassadors paid?

Student Ambassadors are not paid for their service. It is a volunteer organization coordinated through the Admissions office. There are other non-monetary rewards however, including: GVSU apparel, free lunch on campus, as well as local area gift certificates. Paid student tour guides must all begin as a volunteer Student Ambassador.

What types of students typically join Student Ambassadors?

Student Ambassadors should be positive and outgoing, and have a deep admiration for Grand Valley State University. They should be comfortable speaking in front of both small and large groups of prospective students and their families. They should be excited about sharing their GVSU experience.

If I am a freshman, can I join Student Ambassadors?

It is possible to join Student Ambassadors as a GVSU freshman. However, because the role integrates personal experience with GVSU facts, freshmen are asked to join after they complete their first semester.

How do I become a Student Ambassador?

You must first apply to become a Student Ambassador. Applications can be found online.

Who can I contact if I have more questions regarding Student Ambassadors?

Please contact Mackenzie Prins in the Office of Admissions at or by phone at (616) 331-2750

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