The First Year Ambassador program, also known as FYA program, teaches students the structure of the Student Government Association (SGA) at UMBC. It is SGA’s year-long leadership development program that is open to freshmen and first year transfer students. Furthermore, it teaches students how to take advantage of the agency that they have on campus and how to properly navigate fixing any problem that they may identify. This program also introduces students to campus partners that can assist with programming, frames the historical context of initiatives launched by students, and elevates students to student leaders.
A key aspect of the program is the opportunity to shadow both elected and appointed officers in two bodies of the organization, the Legislative and Executive Branches. As a First Year Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to sit in on meetings, assist the officers in their work, and plan events that are large in scale.
Questions? Contact our Associate Director:
Associate Director of First Year Engagement
2021-22 First Year Ambassadors: