Multifaith Ambassador Program

Launched in Fall 2013, The Multifaith Ambassador Program is a unique leadership program for students who represent a variety of religious and non-religious perspectives and beliefs, and who are passionate about understanding and engaging religious diversity on campus, in their own communities, and in the world. Working collaboratively with one another, Ambassadors build and create interfaith community through weekly programming like Multifaith Hour and ReligiosiTEA, as well as special events throughout the year. Participation in this leadership program includes the willingness to respectfully engage multiple worldviews and traditions, and seek places of both common and contested ground for the sake of learning, cooperation and action. Ambassadors have the opportunity to learn more about their own beliefs and to explore what interfaith means within their traditions, and to deepen their understandings of global citizenship, justice, and peace in a pluralistic world. Ambassadors also have the opportunity to participate in leadership development across campus and at conferences throughout the year. 

Programs and initiatives include:

  • weekly leadership of ReligiosiTEA and other special events
  • Harvesting Help: An Interfaith Service Day in November
  • the annual "Light the Night" holiday celebration in December
  • the release of new Encounters podcast episodes and blog posts
  • attendance at conferences and other training opportunities for interfaith education

The Office of Multifaith Engagement also facilitates opportunities for students to serve locally and nationally and explore issues of diversity and social justice through our Alternative Spring Break program. Since 2012, students have worked with: Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge in Alabama, Texas, Georgia, and West Virginia; Tree of Life Relief Agency at Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota; and Appalachia Service Project in Kentucky.  Interfaith Engagement and Service trips to Chicago have also been offered for fall breaks in October.