Florida Gulf Coast University continues to affirm its commitment to multiculturalism and inclusivity by creating an educational community that respects and welcomes people and cultures rich in diversity. Consistent with the University’s stated commitment to a pluralistic community, the Office of Multicultural and Leadership Development has created the Multicultural Ambassador Program (MAP). The Multicultural Ambassador Program will be comprised of a group of select, trained, student leaders. The students will represent diverse cultures, geography, sexual-orientation, gender, ethnicity, and major.
The functions of the Multicultural Ambassador Program would include:
Serving as Advisor. The Multicultural Ambassadors will serve as the “student voice” for the Office maintaining the pulse of the campus. Discuss current trends in the campus community pertaining to cultural differences, diversity, and inclusion. From these discussions, construct programs that address the needs.
Serving as a Peer Mentor. Multicultural Ambassadors will serve as Peer Mentor for the Frosh Mosh Multicultural and Leadership Institute participants. Each Ambassador would establish a Mentor-Mentee relationship with 10-20 students that participate in Frosh Mosh for summer 2017 through fall 2017. They will “check-in” on regular bases to ensure that the Frosh Mosh participants are having a healthy transition from high school to college.
Serving as Facilitators. Each Multicultural Ambassadors will be asked to facilitate at least one educational program and one educational session at the Beyond the Lines Diversity and Social Justice Retreat. Some of those opportunities include monthly workshops, spring diversity retreat, Frosh Mosh, and other trainings.
Serving as Representatives. Multicultural Ambassadors are dedicated to serving and representing MLD, its programs, its mission, and, most importantly, the diverse student body at FGCU. Multicultural Ambassadors will assist in official functions and special events.
Serving as the Best and the Brightest that FGCU has to offer.