Students Can Apply Now to be Alumni Ambassadors, Official Hosts of UK

Alumni Ambassadors

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2020)  Applications are being accepted for positions as University of Kentucky Alumni Association Alumni Ambassadors for the 2020-2021 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.

The program is a partnership with the Office of the President and the UK Alumni Association to showcase the best and the brightest University of Kentucky 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 comprise 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 the University of Kentucky.
  • 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 time 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.
  • Must comply with the University of Kentucky Code of Conduct.

Students interested in applying to become a UK Alumni Ambassador can complete an application at All applications require a photograph, copy of unofficial transcript, letter of recommendation (by UK faculty or staff member) and a resume. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

No application will be accepted after the deadline. Information regarding interviews will be distributed Friday, April 3. For more information, contact Samantha Seitz at 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 or call 800-269-2586

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.