The University Ambassadors participate in a number of campus and community service events throughout the year. These events are held both on campus and throughout the state of Missouri.
Showcase is a campus open-house program for prospective students and their families which takes place in the fall and spring. University Ambassadors are crucial to the success of Showcase by participating in activities such as welcoming and directing visiting families, checking in visitors, participating in student panels, and giving walking and shuttle tours of campus.
Springfield-Branson Salute to Legislature
Every year University Ambassadors travel to Jefferson City for the Springfield-Branson Salute to Legislature. Ambassadors help pass out information during the reception and have the chance to interact with members of the Missouri Legislature.
Holiday Happenings is a community service event sponsored by the Ambassadors that is typically held on the first Saturday of December in the Student Union. The Ambassadors invite all faculty and staff to bring their children and grandchildren to the event to celebrate the holiday season. The Ambassadors help the children make crafts, decorate cookies, write letters to Santa, and participate in a candy cane walk. This is such a special event on campus that even Santa makes an appearance and lets the children sit upon his lap!
American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Beginning in 2001, the Missouri State Chapter of the American Cancer Society sponsored a Relay for Life on the Missouri State campus. In the spirit of volunteerism, the University Ambassadors sponsored their very own team. Their spirit showed the true heart of each ambassador. In 2005, the Ambassador Relay for Life team reached the bronze division for the large amount of donations they raised.