The Richter Center Ambassadors program engages Fresno State students in meaningful leadership opportunities in the
fields of community engagement and service-learning. As Ambassadors, the student
participants serve as representatives of the Richter Center to both the Fresno State
community and the community-at-large. Ambassadors are students with an exceptional
dedication to service that wish to share the values of these activities with their
Academic year 2008-09 marked the founding year of the Richter Center Ambassadors program.
Since then, dozens of students have served in this role. These student-leaders represent
a variety of majors, interests, skill sets, year-in-school, and backgrounds that reflect
the diversity of the Fresno State student body.
Since the program’s inception, the Ambassadors have been engaged in numerous activities
including: planning and implementing service related campaigns; representing Fresno
State at service related forums, conferences, and symposiums; participating in leadership
trainings and workshops; representing Fresno State service efforts to community leaders
and the media; assisting and supporting Richter Center events and service projects.
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Leaders, plan and coordinate Alternative Break service projects during the spring break period.
Students serving as ASB Leaders undergo extensive training to learn facilitative leadership
and event planning skills. This program is especially useful for students who are
interested in gaining leadership experience, are looking to further explore the field
of community service, or are particularly interested in sharpening their event planning
and group facilitation skills.
The S.E.R.V.E. (Service Experience with Richter Volunteer Events) Committee, founded in 2011, is made up of student-leaders who are dedicated to providing their
peers with quality community service opportunities. This committee helps plan, coordinate,
and implement short-term service events.
Students who participate in SERVE gain valuable organization, marketing, communication,
and teamwork skills. Additionally, these students have the rewarding experience of
facilitating hundreds of needed service hours for partner community benefit organizations.
Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are now open!
To apply to become a part of the Richter Center Student Leaders, review the questions
below prior to completing the application.
- Preferred First Name
- Preferred Last Name
- Cell Phone Number
- Email Address (A confirmation of your application will be sent to this email address;
be sure your address is entered correctly.)
- Confirm Email Address
- Major(s), Minor(s), Certificate(s):
- Anticipated Graduation Date (Semester and Year, ex: Spring 2024)
- How did you hear about RCSL?
- All candidates will be scheduled for an individual interview. To expedite this process,
please indicate your ENTIRE AVAILABILITY for an individual interview below. (Dates
and times are listed on the application)
- Carefully review the required events and meeting times for RCSL. Confirm your availability
by marking the events/meetings you can attend.
- In addition to regular events, office hours and weekly meetings all Richter Center
Student Leaders are required to attend the following mandatory training dates. By
checking the boxes below, please indicate that you are available to attend each training.
- New Member Orientation (Friday, May 12, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
- Reflection Summer Institute (Mon. - Tues., August 14 - 15, 2023)
- Fall All-RCSL Retreat (Wed. - Fri., August 16 – 18, 2023)
- Winter All-RCSL Retreat (Tue. January 16, 2024)
- Spring All-RCSL In-Service Training (Sat., March 16, 2024)
- List the qualifications (ex. characteristics, experiences, or relevant strengths)
that you will bring to the RCSL team.
- List any co-curricular activities and campus clubs/organizations you plan to be involved
in during the 2023-24 academic year.
- List your volunteer and/or service-learning experience, beginning with the most recent
(include the length of commitment, name of community benefit organization, and a short
description of your duties.)
- Why are you interested in applying for RCSL? What do you think will be the most rewarding
aspects of serving in a position like this?
- Briefly describe a meaningful community service or service-learning experience you
have had. Why was this experience important to you?
- What do you hope to contribute to the program(s) to which you applied? How might
your contribution make an impact on the university community?
Applications are accepted online only.
Applications are due Thursday, April 13, 2023 by 5 p.m.
For more information contact Renee Delport (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at