Student Leaders

Share your love for Herron

Herron is always looking for energized students interested in admissions outreach and/or social media engagement to join one of the school's two leadership programs. If you want to be a Herron Ambassador or Herron Originator, start here.

Become a Herron Ambassador

Looking to make a difference in the lives of future students? Participate in the Herron Ambassador program, which is run by the Office of Admissions and Student Services, to help the school's recruitment efforts.

Herron Ambassadors are a select group of current students who represent the school at admissions events, orientation, and other school functions. They positively promote the school, interact with the Herron and IUPUI community, and engage with prospective students.

To become a Herron Ambassador, you must be willing to provide a student perspective on life at Herron and meet the following criteria:

  • Be a full-time student at Herron (at least 12 credit hours per semester).
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
  • Be open to interacting with a wide range of people.
  • Be reliable—arrive on time and be prepared.
  • Volunteer at least 10 hours per semester.

Participation in the Herron Ambassador program will help you in the following ways: 

  • Completing volunteer hours, which are often required for IUPUI scholarships.
  • Adding volunteer experience to your résumé/CV/LinkedIn profile.
  • Developing valuable leadership skills.
  • Giving back to classmates as well as students transitioning from high school to college.
  • Building relationships with Herron faculty and staff, as well as the IUPUI community.

Fun fact: Herron Ambassadors have been named to IUPUI’s Top 100, a program that recognizes students who make a difference on campus, as well as the prestigious Plater Medallion, which is awarded to graduating students for their commitment to community through volunteerism and civic engagement.

Jessica Gendron, admissions counselor, can be reached at jngendro@iu.edu or by visiting the Office of Admissions and Student Services in Eskenazi Hall.

Become a Herron Originator

Are you enthusiastic about social media and actively involved in Herron student life? Contribute to the school's digital marketing goals by creating authentic social media content that highlights the student experience.

Members of the social media ambassador team, known as the Herron Originators, are current students who are passionate about the school and its programs and are skilled at using social media. They are very involved in their program area and frequently attend school events.

As a Herron Originator, you will:

  • Collaborate with Herron's Marketing and Communications staff and other Herron Originators to brainstorm ideas for social media content.
  • Create content such as captions, photos, and short videos.
  • Contact individuals from various program areas of the school.
  • Attend school events and/or document your own student experience.

To participate in the program, you must:

  • Be a current undergraduate or graduate student at Herron School of Art and Design.
  • Have completed one full semester (12 credits) at IUPUI.
  • Be in good academic standing at Herron and follow IUPUI's Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.
  • Possess social media skills, professionalism, and the ability to create engaging content.
  • Be willing to participate in the Herron Originators program throughout the academic year.

There are numerous advantages to becoming a Herron Originator, such as:

  • Building résumé experience that can be shared with potential employers.
  • Gaining hands-on experience with social media strategy in a professional capacity.
  • Learning and honing new skills in content creation and writing.
  • Making connections with Herron staff, faculty, students, and alumni.

Whitney Yoerger, external affairs and content specialist in Herron's Office of External Affairs and Communications, can be reached at wyoerger@iupui.edu.