Purple & Gold Student Ambassadors

Who we are

UAlbany's Purple & Gold Student Ambassadors is a group of students who represent UAlbany at high-profile functions. Purple & Gold members serve as ambassadors for UAlbany and represent the University to its constituencies: alumni, University guests, the campus and the community.

What we do

Purple & Gold Student Ambassadors have opportunities to network with influential alumni and community representatives while acting as hosts at alumni, development, university and presidential events. Members may also participate in corporate executive visits and travel to regional alumni chapter events.

What are the benefits of being a member

  • Network with well-connected, influential alumni and corporate representatives
  • Sharpen your leadership and communication skills
  • Build professional and social contacts
  • Receive a letter of recommendation from the President's Office upon completion of the program
  • Generate pride in UAlbany

 President Robert Jones and Colin Gerner

How do I become a member?

Applications for 2014-2015 will be available in late August 2014. To apply, students must be a sophomore or junior as of August 25, 2014, and have attended UAlbany for a minimum of one year. Completed applications will be due Oct. 2. Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Students must complete an application form and submit two recommendation forms. Interviews will be conducted in mid-October, and new members will be chosen by the Purple & Gold Student Ambassador Committee, a committee of the UAlbany Alumni Association.


Request a Purple & Gold Member

If you’d like to have a member(s) of Purple & Gold attend your event, click on the Request Form and return it to the Alumni House. Requests should be made at least 10 days prior to your event.


For more information, contact
Melissa Samuels at
or (518) 442-3083