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Dean's Council of Students

DCS 2019 

What is an Ambassador?

The Potter College Dean’s Council of Students (DCS) is the ambassador group of Potter College of Arts & Letters at Western Kentucky University. DCS is comprised of 15-18 student volunteers majoring in one or more academic disciplines within Potter College. Students involved with the group are competitively selected annually and serve throughout the academic year. DCS members assist the college departments and faculty at open houses, college fairs, and Topper Orientation Programs (TOP). Additionally, DCS members provide campus and facilities tours, correspond with prospective majors, participate in college events, and serve as peer mentors to students who are exploratory within Potter College. Activities range from guiding scholars/professionals around campus during meetings or guest speaking engagements, giving tours for parents/prospective students, answering questions of students during Head for the Hill, recruitment events, and PCAL sponsored events.

>Meet the 2020-2021 DCS Members

DCS Mission: The Dean’s Council of Students exists to inspire love for Potter College. Above all, we seek to understand and address the college’s needs, especially those of PCAL faculty, students, and staff. We stand as an example of a supportive network—encouraging excellence, embracing community input, and investing energy into the lives of those around us as we spur Potter College students toward lives of service and success.

Apply to Join the Dean's Council of Students (DCS)

2021-2022 Recruitment Schedule

Application Opens - February 24, 2021  Apply Now

Interest Meeting- March 4, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. | Zoom | Meeting ID: 792 8898 0499 Passcode: m7pFWd 

Interest Meeting- March 5, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. | DSU

Application Due - March 10, 2021

Process Day - March 21, 2021 (afternoon)

Secondary Interviews- Week of April 5, 2021

Selection Notifications - Week of April 12, 2021

To Join DCS:

Ambassadors are expected to:

  • Be a Potter College of Arts and Letters major
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Participate in a mandatory training meetings the week before fall classes start
  • Participate in mandatory meetings
  • Participate in no fewer than three (3) events per semester (at least one recruitment event in the fall and one Topper Orientation in the spring)
  • Have excellent oral communication skills and poise in dealing with diverse groups of visitors
  • Be willing to gain knowledge of PCAL and WKU
  • Engage with prospective and current students and others to share the excitement of majoring in PCAL!

Benefits to being an ambassador:

  • Network with students, faculty, and professionals from various PCAL programs
  • Develop and apply leadership, communication, and decision-making skills
  • Have fun while interacting with students that have similar interests and goals
  • Provide service that engages you in the life of PCAL and WKU

For more information Dean's Council of Students (DCS),

please contact us at wkupcaldcs@gmail.com.


Request DCS for your event:

Fill out our DCS Request Form for volunteers to work your Potter College event.


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