MSJ mission ambassadors working on wood cutting for service day.

MSJ Mission Ambassadors

Come live our mission with us in an engaging and supportive community.

We commit ourselves to creating an inclusive environment where persons of all faiths and no faith are welcomed. The Mission Ambassador Program is an intentional community of students who support and encourage one another in living the mission of Mount St. Joseph University while they:

  • Explore the Catholic heritage and history of the Mount and the Sisters of Charity as a means of developing their own faith perspectives in service to the common good.
  • Learn to intentionally engage with and serve as leaders within the faith, civic, and professional communities of which they are a part.
  • Live their faith by engaging in regular prayer, retreats, and service to others.

Here From Our Students about their Community Experience!

Emily Fiora on service day.

At the Summit of Service

Emily Fiora`23, Dual Licensure in Early Childhood & Special Education major

"Being able to participate in service at the Mount has been the best experience! Growing up, I was involved in service opportunities at my church and being able to continue this at the Mount has been great." 

“The Mission Ambassador program is a community of faith-filled people that have allowed me to grow into myself since its inception. I have had the opportunity to learn how to be an avid leader, one who knows when to step up and take charge, but also when to encourage others to lead and take a follower role.” - Emily Etris ‘23
“The Mission Ambassador program has allowed me to learn more about faith theology and the Saints, learn about people of different faith backgrounds, and expand my world view. It has given me many opportunities such as leadership positions and faith retreats where I am able to grow in fellowship and community.” -Ella Hartung ‘24
“The Mission Ambassador experience overall has been amazing for me. Not only has it provided me opportunities to serve in the community, it has created great friendships with the other Missions Ambassadors.” - Gabe Smorey ‘25
Read a testimonial story here: Mission Ambassors Support Students' Faith Journeys


Retreats are offered every semester with opportunities for spiritual growth, faith formation, and community building. Learn more on our Instagram @msjmissionintegration

Mission Ambassador Award

Mount St. Joseph University is excited to announce the Mission Ambassador Award.

This award will provide opportunities for students to serve as Mission Ambassadors through The Center for Mission and Belonging. Students will serve as campus ministry leaders of interfaith prayer, assist with student retreat experiences, serve as prayer leaders, engage in service activities, and assume leadership for other Mission and Belonging events throughout the academic year.

The Mission Ambassador Award is a $2000 renewable award, $1,000 per semester. The award is renewable for up to eight (8) consecutive semesters, provided the recipient is enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program, maintains higher than 2.5 grade point average, and is actively involved as a Mission Ambassador.

Award Application

Visit the award application here to see criteria to apply.

Application Information to Get Started

  Award Criteria
Criteria to be considered for the Mission Ambassador Award:
  • Admitted unconditionally to Mount St. Joseph University for the Fall of 2023 with a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average
  • Be actively involved in a faith tradition
  • Exhibit an openness to persons of other faith traditions
  • Provide two (2) letters of recommendation:
  • One from a leader of your faith tradition (priest, minister, rabbi, imam, youth pastor, etc.)
  • One from a high school teacher
  • Interview with the Application Review Committee
  • Submit a personal essay of not more than 300 words on the following prompt: Explain your own personal mission as it relates to your faith and how you choose to live by that mission
  Where do I send my materials?

Upload materials to: Office of Admissions to the following email address: 


Click here for dates on when to apply.


  Who can I contact with questions and concerns?

Sister Karen Elliott, C.PP.S., Chief Mission Officer


Michelle Arnold, MA
Assistant Director of Mission