Ambassadors volunteers are a critical element in recruiting African American students.
In collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Admission, Ambassadors volunteers work to increase the number of students identifying as Black and/or African American applying to and enrolling at Northwestern University. Volunteer programs and opportunities are listed below. To get involved, please reach out to a Ambassadors Coordinator.
Volunteer opportunities include:
This is a daytime visit to the campus, allowing local high school students to hear about the university from current Wildcats. It takes place every Fall Quarter and takes high school students through many of the activities included in general campus tours.
Ambassadors' newsletter gives prospective students a glimpse at student life at NU, while answering questions about the admissions process. Articles are written by our Ambassadors volunteers and a new issue is sent out to prospective students each quarter
Pen Pal Program
Current students are matched with students interested in NU to carry out regular correspondence. This is another opportunity to provide firsthand information about life at NU, as well as to answer any questions the prospective students may have.
High School Return Program
Current NU students return to their high schools during academic breaks in order to speak with prospective students about NU. This year, the program will take place over Winter and Spring Break. Our volunteers share firsthand accounts about life at Northwestern that cannot be conveyed through the literature provided by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Wildcat Days (April)
Our annual fly-in program allows admitted students to experience the campus from a current student's perspective. While on campus, prospective students are matched with a current student who shows them around campus, attends scheduled events with them, and shares their room for the duration of Wildcat Days. This is the last major recruitment effort before prospective students make their final admissions decisions.