Hostos Student Ambassador Program
Ambassadors are required to maintain a GPA of 3.25 or higher and take six or more credits each semester.
Each Ambassador commits to one year of service and agrees to serve 40 hours of volunteer or community service each semester that they are in the Academy.
Ambassadors are the first line of students utilized as a resource of Hostos, CUNY and the Bronx. They attend local, regional and national conferences, give testimony at hearings, and support the administration and CUNY Central at a variety of events and locales.
Student Ambassadors also provide mentorship, support, do community outreach and plan and implement community service activities for the larger group of members.
In order to become a student ambassador, you must go through a rigorous interview process and provide letters of recommendation, a resume and documentation of unique and service oriented activities that you have been a part of in your life.
The Student Leadership Advisory Council provides guidance and support to the members of the Academy and takes on a mentorship role with individual students throughout their stay at Hostos Community College. (Members of the Student Leadership Advisory Council are made up of faculty, staff, alumni and the Student Leadership Coordinator.)
The Hostos Student Ambassadors receive specialized training in workshops specifically designed for their needs on Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Workshops are provided in debate, public speaking, voice and diction, team-building, ethical decision making, dining and business etiquette, fundamental leadership skills, character development, time management, parliamentary procedure, effective mentorship, writing skills and job skills preparation. In addition, winter and summer workshops are offered to help enhance the skills of the members of the Academy.
*Workshops are mandatory for Hostos Student Ambassadors and are open to participation by SOS Team Members and the Hostos Emerging Leaders Program.
**The Academy also offers a weekly Leadership Film Series for all students at the college. (Academy members host the weekly Wednesday night event from 6-9 PM.)