CWGE Ambassadors

Students are a valued and important part of the Grand Valley State University Center for Women and Gender Equity. Therefore, the Ambassador program was created to build a connection to students who want to further the mission of the Center for Women and Gender Equity as well as their own leadership.

The Center for Women and Gender Equity Ambassador Program offers students who are interested in making a difference an opportunity to explore leadership through service, activism, and discussion. The Ambassador program is based on a Feminist Leadership for Social Change curriculum with the goal of empowering women leaders through activism and community engagement!



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Learning outcomes for students involved in the ambassador program

  • Explore feminist leadership as a model
  • Design and lead service programs relevant to gender justice in the community
  • Engage in leadership through presenting to the campus community about the Center for Women and Gender Equity and gender-related issues, such as intersectionality, storytelling, women of color, etc.
  • Empower others to get involved in their communities
  • Create social change through civic engagement
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings during the fall and winter semesters, participate in discussions
  • Present when available to classes/student groups
  • Lead/ co-lead several Day of Service Projects a semester
  • Participate in tabling on behalf of the Center for Women and Gender Equity
  • Regularly post to the Feminist Voices Blog
  • Develop and present a session at Leadership Summit and/or GVSU Teach In on a topic relevant to feminist leadership

Ambassadors make a year-long commitment to the program. The ambassador curriculum includes relevant reading and presentations from community experts on topics related to leadership, gender equity, and social justice. Ambassadors meet for about 90 minutes every other week during the fall and winter semesters. Ambassadors are also asked to co-lead at least one Day of Service per semester and have the opportunity to represent the Center for Women and Gender Equity at various campus events.


If you are interested in serving as a CWGE Ambassador, please contact Assistant Director Alex Montgomery at

All ambassadors are required to fill out an application for involvement in the program. Applications are accepted at the beginning of each academic year.

Applications will be available soon.

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