Parent Ambassador Program
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Ready to be a Parent Ambassador? AMBASSADOR LINK


PASSION for success, INTEGRITY among peers, CONNECTED in community, and DESIRE to share

Texas Tech University and Parents Association programs.

The role of a Parent Ambassador is a very distinguished one. Ambassadors are supportive family and friends who build relationships, integrate into the TTU community, and volunteer in ways that make the TTU experience a positive one for all families.  Ambassadors are often part of a family's first impression of Texas Tech. Wherever parents are, caring Ambassadors are helping parents navigate the college experience.

Supporting TTPA's mission

The Parent Ambassador program increases our ability to partner with families for the success of their students. We are able to accomplish much more together than alone. 

Supporting families

 "Our goal is to provide assistance to parents, information they need, resources they can use and support they can count on. Parent Ambassadors build meaningful relationships resulting in greater success for our students," Joyce Zachman, CEO.

Why engage

Research has shown that parental involvement is one of the best predictors for post-secondary educational aspirations and students give credit to their parents as supporters for college aspiration and success.

Criteria for selecting Parent Ambassadors

In selecting ambassadors, we look for parents who are already volunteering, sharing their experiences with others, and otherwise supporting one another.. We empower parents to experience success through their own efforts. Secondly, we look for parents in strategic areas - parents whose students are active in the Texas Tech community and who may already have good rapport with campus faculty and staff. Thirdly, we welcome parents who are representative of the diversity of Texas Tech. We consider all applications to become a Parent Ambassador as a wonderful opportunity to connect parents to the university.


• Parent must be a member in good standing of the Texas Tech Parents Association • Student currently enrolled in or graduated from Texas Tech University

Volunteer opportunities

Ambassadors volunteer at activities sponsored by Texas Tech Parents Association or Texas Tech University. Ambassadors connect with families, form relationships, help each other create and sustain ties to the university, and become a part of their student’s college experience. There are a wide variety of opportunities from which Parent Ambassadors may choose - according to your availability, skill and comfort. (not a complete list)

• Speak with prospective parents and families at local or campus events.

• Speak at school district or community events hosting high school students and their parents.

• Assist at Texas Tech University sponsored events.

• Assist at Texas Tech Parent Association sponsored events.

• Assist at Family Weekend in Lubbock.

• Assist at Student and Faculty Award reception in Lubbock.

• Assist at University Day. (fall, Lubbock)

• Scholars Reception. (in your town)

• Keep friends and peers informed about what’s happening at the university.

• Offer parents an inside view of how to support student success.

• Become the local, familiar "face” of the Parent Association in your area.

• Welcome new members to the program.

• Assist with publicizing and supporting events (in your town)

• Serve as an informed parent of the university

• Engage with current parents and students

• Assist in identifying, recruiting, and sustaining ambassador membership.

• Red Raider Orientation (summer) - connect with parents of incoming freshmen, answer questions and share your experience as a current TTU parent.

• Host a parent reception (March/April) for future Raider Parents,

What is the commitment and benefit to be involved in the Parent Ambassador Program?

We ask for a minimum one-year commitment to the Parent Ambassador Program.  View the Leadership Exploration And Development - LEAD Chart below.

Level One: Emerging LeaderLevel Two: Red Raider Leader

Level Three: Matador Leader

Through workshops, experience, training, and engagement, the Emerging Leader level is designed to guide motivated first-year parent volunteers to be leaders at and beyond Texas Tech Parents Association.

Values, integrity, and purpose serve in the second level. Parents involved as Red Raider Leaders continue their journey through a variety of deeper engagement activities including application to group/chapter leadership

Parents of upperclassman are valued contributors to the Association. Their proven leadership provides direction and helps develop solutions to better serve parents and students.

Prerequisite: Available to first-time volunteer parents, Completion of Parent Engagement SUMMIT
Length:One Year

Prerequisite: Completion of Emerging Leaders program
Length: One year, sophomore or junior year
Prerequisite: Completion of Red Raider Leader
Length: One year, preferably junior or senior year
Rewards & BenefitsRewards & BenefitsRewards & Benefits

Certificate of appreciation
Advancement to Red Raider Leader
Application for Group/Chapter Position
Leadership Reception (and cool swag)
Lubbock Businesses Gifts
After completing one year - application for Scholarship Application for Ambassador's Student

Emerging Leader Plus...
Advancement to Matador Leader
Ability to apply for Board Committee Membership
Drawing for Free Textbooks

Red Raider Leader Plus ...
Advancement to Raider Nation Leader
Ability to apply for Board Membership
Drawing for Free Lubbock Hotel stay

Raider Nation Leader continues the spirit of the Matador Leader.  The successful completion of the 4th year of volunteering has its own rewards to be shared with Matador Leaders.

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