CLAS Opportunities

Get involved with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

If you want to help us build a better college, inspire fellow students and shape the university, consider joining a student opportunity within Liberal Arts and Sciences. From recruiting new Sun Devils to building unity at university affairs, you’ll be able to make a difference within our college and for our students. 

Our college offers three opportunities for undergraduate students to get involved and help shape our future.

  • The CLAS Ambassadors serve as representatives of the college at university-wide recruitment events. Ambassadors share their experience and provide information about opportunities available.
  • The College Council is a student government organization for our college. Council members work to build unity and engage students in university affairs, activities and events.
  • LIA 101 Facilitators teach LIA 101, a student success seminar. Facilitators serve as mentors to first-semester students and help them adjust to life at Arizona State University.

CLAS AmbassadorsThe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Ambassador program is a student organization in the CLAS Dean's Office and is open to students who are CLAS majors.

CLAS Ambassadors primarily serve as representatives of the college at university-wide events geared toward recruiting new ASU students and their families. The role of the ambassador is to share their experiences as students and provide information about opportunities in the college. They also assist in special projects and events that are sponsored by our college. Ambassadors often represent the college at high-volume tabling events and presentations. 

Why should I become a CLAS Ambassador?

This is a fantastic leadership opportunity and a great way to engage in the ASU community! CLAS Ambassadors interact with an incredible group of people and play a role in shaping the next generation of Sun Devils. Being an ambassador provides opportunities to network with a strong group of peers, as well as college deans and directors. CLAS Ambassadors also develop outstanding public speaking and communication skills – both of which are extremely valuable as every student enters life beyond the university.

What are the requirements to become a CLAS Ambassador?

  • must be a current ASU student who has completed at least one full semester as a major in our college
  • must be in good academic standing
  • must attend meetings regularly

Application steps

Thank you for your interest in being a CLAS Ambassador. The application for Spring 2017 is now closed.

Please contact Mark Adaoag at mark.adaoag@asu.edu if you would like to join in the future or if you have any questions about the program.

The College Council is a student government organization for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We work to build unity within the college and engage students in university affairs, activities and events relating to the college.

We also work closely with the Undergraduate Student Government Senate. CLAS College Council has the opportunity to work with all seven senators that represent the college in the Senate. Senators attend each meeting to update the council on Senate matters as well as to seek out our opinions on campus-wide legislation.

By developing a sense of community, representing students, providing an interface for communication between students and the administration, hosting events, actively engaging students in constructive dialogue and working cooperatively with other student organizations, the College Council hopes to make the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University an even more exciting and productive experience for all.

For more information, please contact council President Jessica Woo or Vice President Autumn Stewart.

To contact your senators, please visit ASU Undergraduate Student Government.

The College Council is advised by Mary Nadarski.

Meetings are Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Sun Spot in Palo Verde West.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is looking for outstanding CLAS majors to be LIA 101 Facilitators. These individuals will teach LIA 101, a student success seminar, under the supervision of the associate director of first-year programs. Facilitators serve as mentors to their first-semester students as they adjust to life at Arizona State University, while gaining valuable public speaking, communication and leadership skills that look great on a resume or graduate school application! As compensation, facilitators will receive three hours of upper-division elective credit for LIA 394/494.

Minimum qualifications

  • must have a declared major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • 2.50 minimum grade point average
  • 45 credit hours completed by end of Spring 2017
  • at least 12 credit hours completed at ASU
  • good standing with the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Desired qualifications

  • enthusiastic about our university and college
  • comfortable interacting with professors, staff members and students
  • knowledgeable about ASU traditions and policies
  • outstanding organizational, time management and communication skills
  • committed to helping first-semester freshmen make successful academic, personal and social transitions to ASU

Responsibilities

  • teach topics and skills related to academic success in LIA 101 once a week
  • hold weekly office hour for students in LIA 101 course
  • register for and attend LIA 394 seminar once a week (returning facilitators will enroll in LIA 494)
  • help first-semester freshmen adjust to life at ASU
  • introduce students to facilities and resources available
  • serve as mentor for students in our college
  • Design and grade assignments related to LIA 101 topics

Compensation

  • three hours of upper-division elective credit for LIA 394 (Fall 2017)
  • LIA 394 class meets on Mondays, 3-3:50 p.m.
  • excellent work experience
  • looks great on any resume or graduate school application

Application process

Submit completed application (including resume, personal statement and faculty/staff reference) to: Michele Daley, Senior Director of Recruitment and First-Year Programs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Fulton Center 110.

  • Application deadline is March 1, 2017.
  • Interviews with selected candidates will be scheduled once all applications have been submitted and reviewed.
  • All applicants will be notified of final decisions no later than April 10, 2017.

Training 

Mandatory training sessions will be held in April and August.

For more information

Contact Michele Daley.