Grand Valley State University Women's Center

Women's Center Ambassadors: Feminist Leadership and Action

Students are a valued and important part of the Grand Valley State University Women’s Center. Therefore, the Ambassador program was created to build a connection to students who want to further the mission of the Women’s Center as well as their own leadership.

The Women’s Center Ambassador program offers students who are interested in making a difference in the lives of women and girls, an opportunity to explore leadership through service, activism, and discussion.

 The Ambassador program is based on a Feminist Leadership for Social Change curriculum with the goal of empowering women leaders through activism and community engagement!

Check out the 2010-2011 Ambassador Cohort's final service project: a video about what feminism means to them


 

Learning Outcomes for Students involved in the Ambassador Program
Ambassadors will…

  • Explore the feminist leadership as a model
  • Design and lead service programs that aim to improve the lives of women and girls in the community
  • Educate the campus community on gender related issues, like stalking, pay equity, and body image
  • Empower others to get involved in their communities
  • Create social change through civic engagement

Commitment
Ambassadors make a year-long commitment to the program.  The ambassador curriculum includes relevant reading and presentations from community experts on topics related to leadership and gender equality and justice.
 
How to get involved
All ambassadors are required to fill out an application for involvement in the program. Applications are accepted at the beginning of each academic year.

Applications can be found in the Women’s Center or by clicking here.

Kacie Kauzlick, a Grand Valley State University alumni and former ambassador, found the program to be invaluable.

"The Ambassador Program made certain issues I had only ever heard about become real to me. Through this awareness I was able to take action, and that is a really great thing! I don't ever want to forget the things I have experienced here."

 

Women’s Center Ambassadors:

Feminist Leadership for Social Change!

 

Page last modified June 19, 2013