Want To Be A Student Ambassador for Involvement, Leadership? Apply Now

April 8, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Are you a leader? Do you exemplify what it means to be meaningfully engaged at USC Upstate? Do you think you can be an ambassador for student involvement?

Apply now to be a Student Ambassadors for Involvement and Leadership (SAIL). Click this link for 2014.15 application.

The deadline to apply is 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

The Student Ambassadors for Involvement and Leadership (SAIL) team serves as a resource for any student or student organization seeking assistance in finding opportunities for involvement. The SAIL team helps individual students explore involvement opportunities at USC Upstate and serves as a resource for student organizations regarding policies and programs.

 There are six (6) SAIL Team members at USC Upstate.

 Benefits of Being on the SAIL Team

  1. Significant leadership training and experience
  2. Opportunity to develop professional and personal relationships with faculty, staff, and students
  3. Knowledge of campus policies and procedures
  4. $200 bookstore scholarship, organizational apparel, and priority selection for some Office of Student Life events/programs

 Are you interested in applying to be a SAIL Team member?


  • Full time student at USC Upstate during the 2014-15 academic year
  • Have and maintain at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • Successfully completed at least 30 credit hours by May 2014
  • Good social and academic standing with the University
  • Available for weekly meetings during Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters
  • Available for 3 day training in May 2014 (dates tbd)
  • Available to attend Leadership Advance August 12-14, 2014
  • Desire to serve Upstate and other students
  • Ability to speak in front of large groups of people
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Responsible and dedicated
  • Desire to achieve excellence
  • Team player

*note: Presidents of University Sponsored organizations are ineligible to apply for the SAIL team.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior involvement in an organization, volunteer program, University program, or an athletic team where you had to exhibit leadership skills
  • Experience planning or organizing events

*note: you do not have had to have held an executive board position in a student organization to be eligible for the SAIL Team.

 Application Requirements and Timeline

Stage 1: Applications due Wednesday, April 16 at 3pm to the Office of Student Life

  1. Cover page with applicant information (page 3 of attached document)
  2. Short answer responses (page 4 of attached document)
  3. Involvement resume outlining positions held/leadership experiences

*Applications missing any of the three pieces listed above or late applications will not be accepted.

 Applicants must sign up for an interview/presentation time when turning in their application. Timeslots are available on a first come, first serve basis.

 Stage 2: Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21 (Tuesday, April 22 if needed)

  1. 20 minute interview with a panel of reviewers
  2. Presentation covering the topic “why you should get involved at USC Upstate”
    1. Presentation should not last longer than 5 minutes

 Wednesday, April 23: Applicants notified