How to Join
As a student organization, Penn State Altoona Lion Ambassadors’ purpose is to represent Penn State’s interests and goals to future, current, and past students along with friends of the University at campus and community events.
Penn State Altoona Lion Ambassadors are to instill the value that involvement, commitment, and dedication to the University can and should be a lifelong, fun-filled venture.
Penn State Altoona Lion Ambassadors have a responsibility to serve the community and University in any way necessary that coincides with the mission of the institution.
Members interested in joining must submit an application. Please visit our Apply Now page!
Qualifications for Membership
Eligible members will include those who are currently registered Penn State Altoona students seeking a degree in good standing in academics, and with no current periods of probation through violation of Code of Conduct or through Student Conduct. All past probation periods will be reviewed at the discretion of the Executive Board.
Prospective members of second semester standing or above must have a 2.25 cumulative grade point average.
Responsibilities of Members
- Attend weekly meetings
- Conduct tours for prospective students and their families and special guests of Penn State Altoona
- Attend and actively participate in events including but not limited to: our fall retreat, tour training, the induction ceremony, Open Houses and Accepted Student Programs, local community service opportunities, fundraisers, and social events.
- Pay yearly dues; dues are used in a variety of ways which may include but are not limited to such things as holding member events and purchasing apparel
All applications will be submitted online through our website. Once the application is submitted it is, you are agreeing that the Application committe can handle and use the contents of the application in order to consider you for acceptance.
Applicants will be reviewed by the Penn State Altoona Lion Ambassador Application committee. Once they have reviewed all applications, they then will decide those who they want for an interview.
Applicants chosen for an interview will be notified via e-mail where they can choose an interview time that works for them. Interviews can range from the week of September 9th through the 13th.
Following interviews, the selection committee will review all applicants and make their decisions on membership based on Lion Ambassador values and qualifications. Applicants selected to be Lion Ambassadors will be contacted by phone from the President once the selection committee has met and made decisions on September 15th, 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions
For information not covered here please visit our frequently asked questions page