About Student Ambassadors

Through the CRS Student Ambassador program, colleges and universities form on-campus chapters of student leaders who are trained by CRS to mobilize their peers and bring to life the mission of global solidarity on campus. Chapters are connected to one another and to CRS in order to build a national movement for social change.

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How does the CRS Student Ambassador program work?

CRS Student Ambassador chapters engage the campus community to act on global emergencies and injustices. Ambassadors organize awareness campaigns, prayer services, candlelight vigils, faith-sharing groups, legislative advocacy, and fundraising campaigns for global emergencies as well as participate in CRS programs such as CRS Rice Bowl, CRS Fair Trade and CRS Helping Hands. National and regional conferences and trainings are held each year to bring chapters together and form a national community of students committed to advancing global justice, peace and human dignity.

What do CRS Student Ambassador chapters do?
  • -  Learn about global poverty and injustice in order to educate their peers.
  • -  Develop leadership skills in order to mobilize the campus community to
  •    respond to global emergencies and injustice.
  • -  Connect faith to action in order to cultivate global discipleship.
  • -  Tap into CRS’ work and resources in order to gain tools to transform campus and the world.

What are the core elements of CRS Student Ambassador chapters?
  •  Leadership
    • - President and Vice President
    • - Core team of trained and active student ambassadors (of 10 or more students within 2 years of Chapter establishment)
  •  Institutional Support
    • - A permanent faculty or staff advisor
    • - Official club/organization OR sponsored by an office/department on campus
  •  Impact
    • - At least 3 events per year
  •  Accountability
    • - Twice-a-year State of the Chapter Reports

How can I join or start a CRS Student Ambassador chapter on my campus?
  • -  Fill out this interest form or get in touch with CRS Staff.
  • -  Check our map to see if your college/university already has a CRS Student Ambassador chapter and reach out to us to be connected.
  • -  Get started on the above Core Elements—especially identifying leaders, an advisor, and event planning.
  • -  Check out what other CRS Student Ambassador Chapters around the country are doing on their campuses to get ideas for events, programs, and more via Social Media, Resources, and up-to-date Blog.
  • -  Check to see if there are any upcoming trainings you can attend or participate in our 1 hour online training.

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