Student Ambassadors

The mission of the Student Ambassador Program is to promote Portland State University. They represent the student experience for prospective students and their families. Ambassadors promote the diverse Portland State community to guests, administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, community partners, dignitaries, and friends of the University.

Student Ambassadors are students first and must be able to balance their academics with the demands of the program. The primary purpose of the program is to provide a leadership laboratory through which Student Ambassadors enhance and supplement their academic, communication, time management, and other professional skills.

Student Ambassadors play a pivotal role in the recruitment process of prospective students to Portland State. We ensure that the students learn not only about Portland State University but also about the general benefits of higher education. As Student Ambassadors we strive to improve student success by acting as role models and sources of information for all students.

Request Student Ambassadors for Your Event

All requests must be at least 2 weeks prior to the event for which you are requesting their attendance. Any requests provided with within two weeks notice, may not be fulfilled.

To request the Student Ambassadors, please fill out this form. We will not be accepting requests for the month of June and are unable to guarantee requests for the summer months. 

Request an Ambassador

Ambassadors are trained to be representatives of PSU and recruit potential students, staff, and faculty and are excellent minglers and greeters. They are knowledgeable about the campus and regularly give campus tours.

Any other request that is not within the above parameters, will need to be approved. Please provide an adequate description and email us at

We have the right to not accept a request for any reason but will process each request received.

Become a Student Ambassador!

  • Improve and enhance your professionalism
  • Develop leadership, organizational, time management, team dynamic, communication, and public speaking skills
  • Meet, interact, and network with other students, faculty, administrators, and community members
  • Enhance your resume
  • Become a spokesperson for PSU
  • Be a part of a creative, diverse, and international team environment
  • Paid regular wage position on-campus!

Our application for the 2019-2020 academic year is now available! Download our application by clicking the button below, go to 'file', select 'download as', and pick 'word doc' to edit the file or 'pdf' if you wish to print and write in your answers.

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If you have any questions regarding the program or application, contact us at

Selection Timeline

  • Monday, December 10, 2018 - Application packet available
  • Friday, February 8, 2019 - Application packet due by 5pm
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - Email notification regarding group interview details
  • Saturday, February 16, 2019 - Group interview
  • Monday, February 18, 2019 - Notification of selection to move to individual interview
  • February 20-22, 2019 - Individual interviews
  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Selected candidates will be notified