Be a Panther Ambassador

And assist the Office of Admissions in recruiting the newest Panthers to UNI.

Panther Ambassadors are a select group of volunteer UNI students who share their experiences on everything from academics to student life and provide a personal outlook on the University. Ambassadors assist in the recruitment of diverse classes of future UNI students that represent all academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, gender, sexuality, abilities and geographic backgrounds. 

Visiting a college campus is an important part of the college search process, and current students play a major role in helping prospective students leave campus with a better sense of who we are and if we might just be the place for them.

Role Duties 

‌All ambassadors are required to:

  • Lead a weekly campus tour
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings

‌Panther Ambassadors are also expected to assist with: 

  • Staffing Visit Days including, but not limited to: Panther Visit Days, Multicultural Visit Days, Admitted Student Days, Transfer Visit Days, TRIO Visit Day, Black Excellence Day, Latinx Excellence Day and LGBTQIA+ Visit Day
  • Assisting with Group Visits
  • Giving special campus tours by request
  • Mingling with families at the Dining Centers

Panther Ambassadors will have the opportunity* to assist the Office of Admissions with recruitment on the road by attending the following events with an admissions counselor:

  • Select college fairs
  • Select high school visits
  • Staffing community events including, but not limited to: Iowa Pride Festivals, I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa, Latino Heritage Festival

*Not required, but an opportunity for those who may be interested

Benefits of being a Panther Ambassador

  • Five ambassadors have the opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship through the Office of Admissions’ Outstanding Service Award each semester
  • Receive Panther gear including two official university polos and name tag
  • Develop a wide range of transferable skills to benefit both personal and professional ventures
  • Gain knowledge and leadership skills through community involvement and service
  • Contribute to the university’s strategic plan of providing a campus culture that reflects and values diversity and inclusion
  • Create relationships and get further connected to the university community
  • Help students and the community learn more about the university