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University 100 (U100) serves as the student ambassador organization for Syracuse University. U100 students represent the University’s diversity of backgrounds and majors through interaction with guests and visitors. Ambassadors are personable leaders who are deeply involved in campus life. In all of their leadership roles on campus, they bring a sense of pride to the University.
U100 membership enhances student life through new experiences, friends and connections. All U100 duties will develop your professional skills; from public speaking as a campus tour guide to networking by attending official University functions.
Some responsibilities of membership include giving campus tours, greeting families at open houses for prospective students, hosting overnights for prospective students, marshaling the Homecoming Parade and representing the student body at alumni, trustee and Chancellor events.
The history of U100
In recognition of the impact Syracuse University students have in the recruitment of new students, the Office of Admissions established the University 100, a student volunteer group, in 1985. Since that time, the group has been involved in assisting the Office of Admissions as well as other University offices and administrators, and occasionally visiting dignitaries. Examples of some past and present University 100 activities include: serving as escorts and campus tour guides for visiting students and parents, participating in student panel information programs, ushering at various celebrations and ceremonies, hosting prospective students overnight, meeting with visiting trustees and visiting their high schools during breaks.
The name University 100 was chosen to recognize this organization’s role and honorary stature within the University. As the name suggests, there are approximately 100 students in the organization annually. A main goal is to have the diversity of the organization reflect that of Syracuse University. Therefore, U100 members represent each college as well as various geographic and ethnic backgrounds.
Charter members of the University 100 were selected through nominations provided by the Academic Deans. Currently, members are selected in a more competitive manner. Interested students must submit an application, and, if chosen by University administrators, interview to be selected for the organization. Members must possess the following qualities: strong academic record, extracurricular involvement, leadership skills, maturity, people skills, and an enthusiasm for Syracuse University.
Apply for U100
The U100 application process is closed for 2016. Information around application will be available in January 2017.