Parent and Family Ambassadors



Purpose: To be a resource for family members and supporters of prospective, new, and current Gonzaga students.


  • Build connections between family members and the Gonzaga University community
    • Hold virtual or in-person “coffee chats” with families of current students
    • Participate in Fall Family Weekend programming
    • Contribute to parent and family newsletter and social media
    • Participate in webinars and workshops for families of GU students
    • Participate in other program planning and implementation as needed by New Student & Family Programs
  • Serve as a representative of GU to families and supporters of prospective and new students
    • Make welcome calls/emails to families of new students
    • Attend admissions send-off events for new students and families
    • Serve on Q&A panels during orientation
    • Participate in admitted student events
  • Provide feedback on New Student & Family Programs (NSFP) initiatives and publications, as needed
    • Write/edit content for newsletter and Family Essentials guide
    • Share “hot topics” among families with NSFP staff


  • Be a family member or supporter of a current GU student
  • Hold the belief that familial support enhances student success in college and seek to make a positive impact on student life at Gonzaga through involvement with New Student & Family Programs
  • Attend a half-day training on GU resources and services (live or recorded)
  • Commit to participating in at least 2 programs a year, either virtually or in-person
  • Attend annual check-in meetings with NSFP staff and update GU knowledge, as needed and requested by NSFP staff
  • Interested family members are asked to make a two-year commitment to ensure continuity

New Student & Family Programs strives to recruit members that represent the diversity of Gonzaga’s undergraduate student population. In the selection of membership to the council, consideration will be given to geographic location, student academic year and major, and diverse representation of race, ethnicity, family structure, and past experiences. All selected members are asked to participate for at least two academic years, however, they may remain a member for the entirety of the time their student is at Gonzaga.