Peer Ambassador Leadership Program

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Office of Student Transition Programs
524 West 59th Street
Room L2.70.01NB
New York City, NY 10019
Office: (646) 557-4888



The Peer Ambassador Program is dedicated to providing a comprehensive student leadership experience that fosters professional and personal development and encourages students to create leadership identities as individuals and as members of a team.

Student participants will gain the foundational framework to understand “Leadership is a process, not a position.”

Learning Outcomes
Peer Ambassadors acquire valuable skills that assist them both in the college journey and beyond graduation as professionals. As a result of their involvement in the program, students will learn:

  • Foundations for Leadership
  • Personal Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • Civic Responsibility
  • Practical Skills Building

Our Story
The Peer Ambassador Leadership Program is a paid leadership opportunity in the Division of Student Affairs. The program, housed in the Office of Student Transition Programs, aims to develop students into strong leaders who will "Educate for Justice" on campus and beyond. It provides excellent opportunities for John Jay College students to network at all levels of the college. This Program has been in existence at John Jay College since 2009. Starting out with 18 peers, The Peer Ambassador Leadership program currently has a total of 29 peers and is looking to add more members to the team.

Who are Peer Ambassadors?
Peer Ambassadors are current undergraduate and graduate John Jay students. These students are selected leaders who serve the John Jay community by informing perspective students, family members, current students, faculty, staff and guests of all facets of campus life. They participate in a variety of activities including, New Student Orientation, Commencement, conducting campus tours, assisting with special recruitment and retention events, working as greeters at special events for the President’s office and academic departments, as well as the Pre-Law Institute, Alumni Affairs, the Office of Community Outreach & Service Learning, and many more departments on campus. Peer Ambassadors also assist with important public relations programs and events while making campus visitors feel welcome, comfortable, and engaged.