Student Delegates are a select group of undergraduate and graduate students who act as the face and voice of the University of South Alabama’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations throughout the academic year.
Student Delegates are essential to our communications with current and potential donors. Through personal interactions and publications, Student Delegates will share their USA experiences. Being a Delegate will require a time commitment of approximately 1-5 hours per month during the academic year. Hours will vary, depending on the number of events and activities scheduled.
- Face to Face Conversations
We hold events where alumni, donors and potential supporters of the University are invited to attend, and we ask Student Delegates to be the face and voice of the University. Delegates will be invited to meet and talk to these VIP’s, telling your stories and inspiring them to find out more about making a gift to the University, which will enable others to study at USA.
- Speaking Engagements
We occasionally host luncheons, banquets and other special events for current and potential donors. Student Delegates may be asked to briefly tell guests about the impact that financial support from donors has had on their lives at USA and their educational experiences.
- Photographs, Written Quotes and Stories
We produce proposals, publications and reports for current and potential donors. Pictures and quotes from current students about life and learning at USA can bring these to life in new ways.
As a Student Delegate you will have the opportunity to build valuable experience in networking and communication (written and in-person), get an insider’s perspective of USA’s $150 million fundraising campaign and have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with business and industry leaders about your USA education experience.
You will also have the opportunity to:
- Cultivate leadership skills
- Create valuable professional connections with campus and community leaders
- Build your resume
- Gain community service and public speaking experience
- Acquire exposure as a visible student leader on campus
- Network with diverse community leaders (government, business, education)
- Student Leadership Training conferences
Earn and maintain a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA
Earned a minimum of 24 semester credit hours
Enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester credit hours per semester