FA Application Information
How to Apply
The 2021-22 Family Ambassador application is now closed.
To be eligible for the FA position, all applicants are required to attend one, 30-minute information session to learn more about the position. Information about the next round of information sessions will be posted at a later date.
The Family Ambassador application is currently closed. The application includes two essay questions.
- Why are you interested in serving as a Family Ambassador?
- Reflect on your own/your family’s unique identities, and describe an experience you had that could help aid other families in their transition to Northwestern. Please include what was challenging about the experience for you and/or your family, what you learned from the experience, and how this experience prepares you for the Family Ambassador role.
We encourage you to save a word document with your responses.
Applicants selected to continue will participate in our individual interview process. The interview process will involve a 20-minute Zoom meeting with FamCO and the Coordinator of Family Engagement, and will occur between March 4 - March 7.
Final selections will be communicated by March 19.
FA Position Notes
- Those who serve as a Peer Adviser, International Peer Adviser or Resident Assistant are not able to serve as an FA.
- If you plan to study abroad this fall quarter, you are not able to fulfill the FA role.
- If you are planning to live in a residence hall in 2020-2021, you will be allowed to move in early for fall FA training. (According to guidance set forth by the University regarding COVID-19). If you are planning to live in a fraternity/sorority house for the fall of 2021-2022, it is your responsibility to secure early move-in approval from your house as soon as possible. If you are not able to move in early, you will need to make arrangements to stay with friends or other FAs during fall training.
- FAs must have no other duties or obligations during Parent and Family Orientation and for a majority of Family Weekend.
- Family Ambassadors must follow a strict alcohol policy to ensure focus is kept on the new student, parent, and family experience rather than social events.