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Center for Leadership Ambassadors

Has the Center for Leadership (CFL) had a positive impact on you? Share your enthusiasm and support your peers by becoming a Leadership Ambassador.

With guidance from program directors, you will help the Center reach more students and promote leadership dialogue across the university by developing new initiatives and networking with fellow student leaders to help advance CFL projects.

To carry out your mission, you’ll be appointed for one academic year and receive a quarterly stipend.

Does this sound like you? Get started by downloading the application.

Initial Projects

Community Articles

The Center for Leadership isn't just an academic department; it's a community for students who are interested in developing themselves and their teams. Leadership Ambassadors are tasked with finding members of our network who have an interesting story to share about their leadership endeavors and writing articles to share on our website and in social media. You can check out some of those stories here.

Mobilize Community to Action

Participants use Facebook, Twitter and other social media to mobilize the Northwestern community on topics ranging from leadership symposia, news about on-campus and local leadership initiatives, and activities of the Center for Leadership.

Leadership Ventures

Leadership Ambassadors also administer the Leadership Ventures program, which provides grants  for innovative and collaborative projects designed by Northwestern undergraduates.

Program Requirements


Students will be chosen based on:

  • Past involvement with the Undergraduate Leadership Program
  • Commitment to the program’s principles and goals
  • Ability to mobilize key groups of students as partners
  • Availability
  • Overall team chemistry
  • Breadth of reach across the entire university

Time Commitment

During the academic year-long appointment, participants:

  • Will receive a quarterly stipend
  • Are expected to be available approximately five to ten hours each week for the program, which includes four hours of independent or collaborative work and one hour for meetings
  • Will meet as a group for one hour weekly meetings with the Program Coordinator. These sessions will include brainstorming for future initiatives, updates on existing projects, topical workshops, and guest speakers.
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