The Board of Directors
The Board of Directors for New Student and Family Programs is a high-level leadership role integral to the planning, coordination, and execution of the programs and activities associated with major new student and family programs at Northwestern University. The Board is comprised of ten members who work closely with the New Student and Family Programs professional staff. Duties and responsibilities of Board members will serve to create a welcoming community for new students, an ease of transition to the University, programs from family members, and an unmatched leadership experience for 200 Peer Advisers. Board members have served at least one year as a Peer Adviser for Wildcat Welcome.
Our Peer Advisers are instrumental in welcoming new students to the Northwestern community. Each Peer Adviser has a group of new students (their PA group) that they specifically work to mentor through Wildcat Welcome and the first year. Through a variety of activities and conversations, Peer Advisers assist their students in becoming comfortable and confident in their new home here at Northwestern. Peer Advisers assist in helping students navigate the physical campus as well as learn how the campus operates. Peer Advisers help our new students recognize and understand resources available on campus to aid in their transition while sharing expectations we have of our community members. In addition, they are pretty much the most fun, engaged, and welcoming people you'll find. Their passion for Northwestern is unmatched.
Check back in the summer to start meeting our Peer Advisers for 2017.
Family Ambassadors assist with the execution of Parent and Family Orientation during Wildcat Welcome and will interact with family members throughout the program to ensure all questions are answered and needs are met. They are a dedicated group of students who make sure all of our families feel comfortable as they leave their students to start their experience here at Northwestern.
In addition, Family Ambassadors serve as guides and resources for parents and families during Family Weekend each fall. Look for Family Ambassadors if you have questions, need advice, or want to hear a genuine student perspective.