The BCC Ambassador Program serves to nurture future leaders and empower effective problem-solving skills at the University of Utah. By exploring a sense of belonging at a Predominantly White Institution (PWI), ambassadors are able to interact with faculty, staff, and students in a multitude of environments.

What is an Ambassador?

A leader selected by the Black Cultural Staff, who acts as a representative for the BlackCultural Center to provide information to constituents as they visit the Black Cultural Center for a variety of events.

Program Contact

JaTara Smith

BCC & AADSI Coordinator
Bldg 603
801-213-1442
jatara.smith@utah.edu

Ambassador Requirements

  • Involvement in at least one student organization
  • Registered as a student at the University of Utah
  • Attend at least 1 Center for Ethnic Student Affairs event/program
  • Attend 2 events facilitated by the Black Cultural Center per semester
  • Meet with the Program Supervisor monthly for a one on one meeting
  • Attend monthly meetings with cohort members
  • Experience working as a member of a group
  • Commit to participating at the Black Cultural Center for at least 5 hours a week

Ambassador Expectations

  • Ambassadors are representatives of themselves, the Black Cultural Center and the University of Utah; they are expected to present themselves in that manner and act accordingly
  • Ambassadors will develop knowledge about the Black Cultural Center and organizations in affiliation with the Black Cultural Center
  • Ambassadors will connect with students, faculty, staff and community members to expand personal and professional networks
  • Ambassadors will be able to communicate across the institution and departments therein
  • Ambassadors are required to attend 2 events facilitated by the Black Cultural Center
  • Ambassadors are required to attend monthly meetings
  • Ambassadors should attend one-on-one meetings with the Program Supervisor bi-monthly

Apply to the Program