Chancellor’s Ambassadors

Chancellor’s Ambassador Application 2024-2025

The Chancellor’s Ambassadors is a leadership program that offers USC Upstate students an opportunity to represent and promote USC Upstate. As a Ambassador you will have the opportunity to sharpen skills you already have, as well as gain new ones. Being a Chancellor’s Ambassador is a deeply rewarding opportunity both on a personal level and also in terms of your career prospects after leaving USC Upstate.

Purpose Statement: As official representatives of our exceptional student body, the USC Upstate Chancellor’s Ambassadors will strive to strengthen, enhance and advance the efforts of the University by providing outstanding customer service and support for activities sponsored by the USC Upstate Office of the Chancellor. Including opportunities for networking, strengthening relationships with constituents, promoting Spartan pride, showcasing the quality and diversity of the student body, sharing the USC Upstate story, and working in concert with the Advancement staff to enhance the USC Upstate brand experience for each guest.

Instructions for Applying

Please complete the electronic application and email your two Letters of Recommendation to the following:

Michele L. Musgrove
Executive Assistant to the Chancellor

Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2024

Process consists of the following:

  • Complete the application fully and honestly.
  • Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a faculty member)
  • You will receive confirmation that your application has been received and will be reviewed.

Ideal Candidates:

  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exhibit great attention to detail and strong customer service skills
  • Professional, articulate, and comfortable speaking in front of groups
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills (i’e., timely and
  • Actively involved in campus activities and organizations
  • Function independently and as part of a team
  • Have the ability to react decisively and with good judgment to problems
    and be adaptive to changing situations
  • Knowledge of USC Upstate programs and services
  • Exhibit leadership, initiative, dependability, discipline and enthusiasm
  • Must have and maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA while in the program
  • Must be a rising sophomore or higher

Responsibilities and Duties:

As part of the Chancellor’s Ambassadors program, each team member is responsible for a variety of duties that may include but are not limited to:

  • Attending events and scheduled meetings with donors, alumni and friends
  • Serving as a spokesperson to key stakeholders of the University
  • Being a representative of the Office of University Advancement and the
    Office of the Chancellor to the student body, to the campus, and to the
    broader community
  • Assisting in the planning, preparation, execution, and hosting of university events both on and off campus
  • Providing timely logistical, housekeeping, or production needs support
  • Being available to volunteer on an as needed basis
  • Assisting with special projects as needed
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Build your resume by gaining hands-on experience in the fields of leadership, service, communications, event planning, fundraising, and networking
  • Experience interactions with alumni, employers, donors and friends of the university
  • Gain confidence working with other talented student leaders, campus staff, and university leadership
  • Gain a deeper understanding of philanthropy, the USC Upstate Advancement Office and its role in supporting the university
  • Members will be provided with official Chancellor Ambassador attire for use when representing the organization and the university