As a Cornell University Council member, you serve as an ambassador for the University.  Council ambassadors are informed and enthusiastic advocates who share information about Cornell with others including alumni groups, prospective students, parents, local leaders, friends and family.

Your role as an ambassador can take many different forms:

  • Formal talks at Cornell events
  • Informal discussions at gatherings of alumni and other Cornell friends
  • CAAAN contact reports
  • Social Media activities
  • Email / Text / Conference calls

Learn more about the fundamentals of being an ambassador by completing this brief training module.

View Ambassador Training

*Please note: This presentation will automatically download and includes audio and video. 


  • Actively Seek out Opportunities to be an Ambassador

    The possibilities are many and include Reunion, Homecoming, CALC, regional club events, affinity group meetings, accepted student receptions, and any time or any place where Cornellians gather.

Stay Informed

Social Media Ambassadors

  • As a social media ambassador, you’ll share messages from Cornell with your networks, generating buzz about major initiatives.

Ambassador Updates

  • The minimum expectation for council members is at least one ambassador update a year. Recording your updates helps staff and volunteer leaders stay informed about ambassador activity and measures its impact for strategic planning. Updates also provide a convenient way for you to relay any questions or concerns that you may encounter to the appropriate university offices.

Ambassador Name tags

  • Set yourself apart at events and let people know you’re a Council Member by wearing an Ambassador name tag.