The goal of the CORE (Collectively Oakland Retains Everyone) Ambassador Program is to build a strong academic foundation for first-year students while also easing their transition from high school to college life. The program is designed to be a systematic process by which experienced students serve as ambassadors to help new students become accustomed to college life and develop their academic and leadership skills.
CORE Ambassadors meet weekly in one-on-one sessions with program participants to assess and monitor academic and social progress. Ambassadors provide program participants with information about classes, support services, academic programs and counseling.
Ambassadors must be enrolled in OU courses, be approved for work-study, have a minimum 2.6 cumulative GPA, be involved on campus and/or in the community, demonstrate solid interpersonal communication skills, and complete an interview process. Recruitment for CORE Ambassadors usually takes place from November - January.
Open or available to all students regardless of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin.