Learn the fundamentals of being an ambassador by viewing the Member Information overview.

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



  • 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

  • Stay current with University news and initiatives

    • Attend the Trustee-Council Annual Meeting (TCAM) every fall
    • Participate in webinars with university leaders and administration throughout the year
    • Read the Council Update email from Joel Malina and the Council newsletter
    • Review the Cornell Chronicle, Cornell Daily Sun, and other University publications
    • Attend the Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC) every year