New club brings positive change in first semester
A new club on campus just finished its first semester, but it is already showing what a great place Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City can be.
The Student Ambassadors of OSU-OKC have already led tours on campus, participated in promotional photos and videos for the campus, and took part in the school’s Trunk or Treat event. Club members are excited to host more events for new students on campus going forward.
During finals week, the ambassadors hosted Pete’s Pet Posse on campus. The Pete's Pet Posse Mission is to enhance the wellbeing of the Cowboy family through professionally trained and nationally certified pet therapy teams in collaboration with campus resources and generous supporters.
That is just one way the Student Ambassadors shared help and resources with students at OSU-OKC this past semester.
“Student Ambassadors remain committed to telling OSU-OKC’s story through a student lens and want their peers to know that there is student life on our campus, and that we are a campus for all of our students,” said Hadley Griffith, Coordinator of Student Engagement at OSU-OKC.
Both current and potential future students have benefited from events and promotions run by the Student Ambassadors.
“Student Ambassadors' objective is to help students have the best experience and show future students how fun OSU-OKC can be,” said member Sandra De Lara-Martinez.
Griffith said current Student Ambassadors president Nabilah Rawdah was a driving force in the establishment of Student Ambassadors at OSU-OKC.
“I started Student Ambassadors with the hope of creating a student-led effort to promote OSU-OKC to new, current and prospective students,” Rawdah said. “This campus has so many hidden gems and wonderful people that fellow students may be unaware of. I have had an amazing experience at OSU-OKC and I want others students to also have that opportunity. I am very lucky to have found other students that feel the same way and are willing to join me in this vision.”
Student ambassadors helped with on-campus events, including the Trunk or Treat at Halloween, and off-campus events including visiting local high schools.
"Towards the beginning of this program, I was able to go to U.S Grant and help high school students get their voting registration done, as well as represent OSU-OKC," said student ambassador Kate Gossen. "The ability we have as a club to influence the community is so important and just a very neat process."
Spring semester plans include a New Student Brunch to welcome students in their first semester, and a mini-orientation for new students to ask questions and learn about resources. The New Student Brunch will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Jan. 24 in the Hub for students in their first semester, hosted by the Student Ambassadors.
To get involved with the Student Ambassadors, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Student Ambassadors.”