The Appalachian Graduate Student Ambassadors are a select group of outstanding graduate students who represent a range of graduate degree programs on Appalachian's main campus. The Ambassadors support the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies by making presentations at recruitment events, leading campus tours of prospective students, participating in open house events and First Fridays, and assisting with formal Graduate School events such as awards receptions and commencement ceremonies.
The current President of the Graduate Student Association Senate is automatically a Graduate Ambassador. Up to eleven additional Graduate Student Ambassadors are selected annually. With the exception of the GSAS president, Graduate Student Ambassadors are nominated by their department chairpersons and graduate program directors, and selected by the Graduate School through a competitive interview process each year.