Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors work as a team and collaboratively with the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment staff to empower underrepresented minority students and communities through college access.


Ambassadors are engaged in creative, empowerment-based projects to encourage high school and middle school students to pursue higher education. Ambassadors develop and assist with programs on campus within target communities, middle schools and high schools to present diverse student perspectives, motivational workshops, and information regarding the UW admissions process, financial aid, academic requirements, and University resources.


In the 1998 election year, Washington State passed Initiative 200. I-200 is an act relating to prohibiting government entities from discriminating or granting preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin. With the passing of I-200, many students rallied to devise strategies to counter what they knew would have a negative impact on our already declining underrepresented student population.

In 1999 the Student Outreach Ambassador Program was created from a student initiate. The Student Outreach Ambassador Program has
evolved from its beginning as an all volunteer organization, to its present day structure of a paid team of Student Ambassadors with support from Recruitment and Outreach staff, and a webmaster.

Since the program’s inception, we have experienced various levels of success and continue to strive to be the very best among peer institutions and comparable programs. The Ambassador Program was awarded the 2002 Brotman Diversity Award in recognition of their exemplary advancement of the diversity of our university community and in June 2003, Recruitment and Outreach staff members traveled to San Francisco, CA to feature our model program at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity.

Although the UW has experienced mixed results regarding admission statistics from underrepresented students, we are focused on our work and the qualitative impact we make on prospective and currently enrolled students. We will continue to work with individual students in need and hope that our efforts will prepare students for the new challenges of gaining admission to our state institutions, and looking forward to a successful college career.

Become a Student Ambassador

Application Deadline: December 1, 2021

This application is available to fill out using either a PDF or Word document. You only need to apply using one version. If applying using Word, please download and then fill out the document.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

Contact Info

Mailing Address

University of Washington
Student Outreach Ambassadors
Box 355845
459A Schmitz Hall
Seattle, WA 98195-5845

Physical Address

1410 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98195-5845

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