Student and Academic Life

Apply Now to be UK Student Ambassador

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 7, 2019) Applications are being accepted for positions as University of Kentucky Alumni Association Alumni Ambassadors for the 2019-20 school year.

UK Alumni Association Alumni Ambassadors are the official student hosts of the University of Kentucky. The group promotes UK at university and alumni association events and assists in strengthening students’ roles within the university. The mission of the group is to provide an overall campus involvement experience for elite leaders engaged in the university.

This program is a partnership with the Office of the President and the UK Alumni Association to showcase the best and the brightest UK students. Students must demonstrate high achievement in their collegiate career and dedication to the betterment of the university. Ambassadors are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA and represent various backgrounds, cultures and areas of campus involvement.

The Alumni Ambassadors are chosen competitively each spring through an interview process conducted by the Alumni Ambassador Selection Committee. Members of the group must reapply each year. Applicants are required to meet the following criteria:

  • cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher at UK;
  • at least second-semester sophomore standing;
  • full-time enrollment as an undergraduate (no graduate/professional students);
  • dedicated and demonstrated involvement in campus activities;
  • ability to devote five to 10 hours or more each week to group duties while maintaining a commitment to high academic achievement;
  • ability to participate regularly in bi-monthly meetings, weekend and evening events;
  • ability to understand and convey accurate knowledge of UK;
  • excellent oral/written communication skills and professionalism in dealing with diverse groups of individuals; and 
  • must comply with UK's Code of Conduct.

Students interested in applying to become a UK Alumni Ambassador can download an application at www.ukalumni.net/alumniambassadors. All applications require a photograph, copy of unofficial transcript, letter of recommendation (by UK faculty or staff member) and a resume. Materials are due 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at 400 Rose St., King Alumni House. Applications can also be emailed to Sara-Elizabeth Bush at saraelizabeth.bush@uky.edu.

No application will be accepted after the deadline. Information regarding interviews will be distributed Monday, April 1. For more information, contact Sara-Elizabeth Bush by email or at 859-257-8700.

The UK Alumni Association is a membership supported organization committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association or to become a member, visit www.ukalumni.net or call 800-269-2586.

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: uky.edu/uk4ky. #uk4ky #seeblue