The Diversity Leadership Ambassador student group poses for a photo.
Diversity Leadership Ambassador Program
Apply by April 15, 2024 to become a 2024-2025 ambassador!

Diversity Leadership Ambassador Program

About the Program

The Diversity Leadership Ambassador Program empowers students to leverage their personal narratives for impactful change both on and beyond the Ohio University campus. Through the program, ambassadors actively promote evolving perspectives and dismantling stereotypes by engaging in conversations on diversity related topics, fostering cultural awareness across society and everyday settings. 

Ambassadors fulfill their responsibilities by facilitating diverse discussions through presentations and open dialogues in classrooms, staff meetings and events throughout the academic year. These presentations are accessible to the Athens and University communities free of charge. Ambassadors represent some of Ohio University’s most engaged students and become integral members of a tightly knit, diverse and dynamic group.


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Mission and Values

We share our stories in an effort to encourage our audience to feel empowered by their personal experiences, leading to a more inclusive environment at Ohio University.

  • Integrity

    We strive to tell our own personal truths through our experiences.

  • Inspiration

    We hope to motivate others in an effort to spread multiculturalism, equity and social justice.

  • Inclusivity

    We envision Ohio University to uphold the same standards of diversity that our program does.

Why Become an Ambassador? 

By becoming a Diversity Leadership Ambassador, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Increase awareness, promote inclusiveness, and prompt genuine celebration of differences among the University communities
  • Promote constructive dialogue across difference
  • Encourage other students to take an active role in activities that increase cultural competence
  • Develop leadership, communication and social skills
  • Build relationships with Ohio University administrators, faculty, staff and other students
  • Gain significant leadership experience while enhancing your opportunities for campus involvement, employment marketability and career opportunities.

How To Become an Ambassador

Because Diversity Leadership Ambassadors hold an active role on campus, interested students must meet eligibility requirements and submit an application. The 2024-2025 application deadline is Monday, April 15, 2024.


To become a Diversity Leadership Ambassador, you'll need:

  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of a 2.5 
  • Strong communication skills, including written and verbal 
  • To be a positive, productive team member 
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills: highly motivated, energetic, dependable and knowledgeable 

Position Requirements

  • Commit to at least one academic year of service (2-year commitment given preference) 
  • Participate in admissions and other recruitment events as assigned 
  • Attend all group meetings and scheduled trainings during the academic year 
  • Participate in occasional evening or weekend activities 
  • Present to classes, student organizations, staff meetings, and other requested groups on or off-campus 
  • Value and be able to communicate with diverse individuals 
  • Comfortable with being featured on the Division of Diversity and Inclusion social media pages and website
  • Have a positive attitude, enthusiasm and passion for Ohio University 
  • Apply To Be a 2024–2025 Ambassador

    For full consideration, submit your complete application by Monday, April 15, 2024.

Request a Presentation

Diversity Leadership Ambassadors (DLAs) are available to give presentations for classes, student group meetings, faculty and staff meetings, and to other groups. Our presentations are free and available to the Athens and University communities. 

Please note: Presentation requests should be made at least two weeks prior to the desired presentation date. To request a presentation for your group, complete and submit the presentation request form.


Presentation Request Form

Diversity Leadership Ambassadors

2023-2024 Cohort

  • AJ Albertson 
  • Arthur Bargainer 
  • Ayomide Ayorinde 
  • Christine Blay 
  • Kiera Moorer
  • Megan Handle 
  • Meg Naylor 
  • Sheyenne Grainger
  • Tavion Mitchell 
  • Questions?

    If you have questions about the Diversity Leadership Ambassador Program, please contact Vanessa Morgan Nai, Assistant Director, Diversity and Inclusion Programs by emailing