The Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Student Ambassador Program is an integral component of AAC’s positive living-learning community. Ambassadors will work in partnership with AAC Student Services, Admissions, and Development in several capacities, engaging potential and current students, faculty, staff, and community partners along the way. In all capacities, Ambassadors will embody and project AAC's Core Values, and will serve as positive representatives of the Academy and its student body.
Ambassadors will work primarily in two capacities: with Student Affairs and with the Office of Admissions.
1. The Mentorship Program Responsibilities (Student Affairs)
· All Ambassadors will receive multiple individual mentees to mentor and welcome to the AAC. This will include connecting with mentees at New Student Orientation and regularly reaching out to your mentees during their first year.
· Ambassadors interested in furthering their leadership role may be selected as a “Peer Group Leader”. See below for more details about the roles and responsibilities of a Peer Group Leader.
· Attend Mentor Training
· Welcome incoming students at New Student Orientation (NSO)
· Participate in mentorship activities during NSO
2. Peer Group Leader Additional Responsibilities (Student Affairs)
· Provide mentorship and guidance for assigned “pods”
· Plan and lead monthly required “study halls” for first year students
· Plan and lead one “field trip” or outing each semester
· Attend monthly planning meetings with Nytaya Babbitt
· Visit Freshman studio classes to promote mentorship and special events at pre-determined dates several times a semester
· Send Teams reminders to pod members before monthly study halls and special events
· Hang posters before monthly study halls and special events
3. Admissions Department Responsibilities (Admissions)
· Assist residential students and their families at Move-in Day
· Staff the Fall and Spring Open Houses
· All Ambassadors may be trained to give tours to potential new students and their families. This involves the ability to:
Speak positively and eloquently about their experiences as a student.
· Carry yourself with confidence and have the ability to talk with parents about the benefits of an art degree and have knowledge of the individual programs we offer, school cost, application process and more will be included during the tour training.
· Attend tours training
4. General Ambassador Responsibilities (Student Affairs + Admissions)
· Serve as volunteers at Commencement
· Participate in community outreach events and projects
· Attending monthly Ambassador development meetings
· Participation in other campus events/engagements developed throughout the academic year