Each year, The LGBT Center selects student leaders to serve as Ambassadors, a program created to reinforce its mission to "strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus community at the University of Louisville, one that welcomes people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions through support, educational resources and advocacy."
Max Duvall, LGBT Center Ambassador and sophomore anthropology major had this to say about the program: "The Ambassador program has truly allowed me to come out of my shell and engage with my other queer peers on campus in a way that I didn't even know was possible before. This program has allowed me some of the most amazing opportunities and experiences I've had during my time at UofL and inspired my further engagement and activism not just with the on-campus LGBTQ community, but with the greater Louisville community as well. I couldn't be happier to be an Ambassador and I look forward to continuing my experiences with this wonderful program."
This group of students spends the academic year learning and developing leadership skills. They assist the center by reaching out to students on campus and creating a safe space for those who need it most, and they are often the first point of contact for new students and visitors. Working as a member of a strong team, ambassadors develop and design outreach projects, advise the LGBT Center on important issues and concerns, and connect students to other programs and efforts on campus related to social justice and equity.