In support of the University of Michigan in delivering on its mission while protecting the health and safety of our community, the “level 2” Michigan Ambassador position will assist with proactive outreach in the community to communicate and remind students about public health best practices. Individuals in this position will have a visible presence in the community that promotes health and safety and will work to address concerns via peer and community-based interventions, elevating concerns to appropriate other resources as needed. To join this team and receive a Michigan Ambassador pin, T-shirt and face covering, you will need to complete five training modules ranging in topics from COVID-19 to de-escalation, bystander intervention and canvassing.
“The success of this program will require a communitywide effort with everyone — particularly students — taking an active role in encouraging others to practice the appropriate safety measures,” said Laura Blake Jones, dean of students.
On August 26th, Community Relations team members Mike Rein and Mark Rivett teamed up with Bryan Baker from DPSS for a Michigan Ambassador shift. In many cases, the presence of ambassadors wearing Michigan Ambassador shirts reminded members of the campus to wear a mask.