The UTA Ambassadors serve as the official student hosts/hostesses of UT Arlington under the direction of Mr. and Ms. UTA.
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About UTA Ambassadors

The UTA Ambassadors serve as the official student hosts/hostesses of UT Arlington under the direction of Mr. and Ms. UTA. The group maintains and promotes new and old campus pride and traditions; increases awareness of UT Arlington’s services, programs, and activities to students and the surrounding community; and establishes and strengthens pride and passion for UT Arlington on and off-campus. 


  • Founded in 1972, the UTA Ambassadors were originally the tour guides on campus. As the official hosts and hostesses of the University, they gave campus tours to prospective students and encouraged them to come to UT Arlington. 
  • When the MavElite tour guides were established, the primary function of the Ambassador program changed; however, the UTA Ambassadors were still called on to give campus tours to VIP guests of the University. 
  • In addition, the UTA Ambassadors maintained their role as the official hosts and hostesses of the University and assisted with many high-profile university events. They became known as the most spirited Mavericks on campus because of their knowledge of university trivia and traditions. Now, as part of the Division of Student Affairs, the UTA Ambassadors play a significant role in planning and implementing large, university-wide events. 
  • They serve as hosts and hostesses at many prominent events, such as MavsMeet Convocation, UTA Night on the Town, and the Maverick Speakers Series. The UTA Ambassadors also host their own traditional events like Ask Me Days, MavSwap, and Decorate Downtown.
  • In addition, they are responsible for teaching students about The Maverick Way, a set of core values that all Mavericks live by on a daily basis. To sum it up, the UTA Ambassadors play a significant role at UT Arlington. With their knowledge of UTA, their pride for being Mavericks, and their outgoing personalities, the UTA Ambassadors are great student leaders who are members of an elite organization on campus. 
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The UTA Ambassadors is made up of 30 students who are elected to serve for 6-month or 1-year terms. Mr. and Ms. UTA serve as the co-presidents of the program and lead the Ambassadors, along with the Program Coordinator and Event Chairs. All members of the UTA Ambassadors complete up to six participation hours per month and are held to very high standards. To learn more about the structure of the UTA Ambassadors, check out the UTA Ambassadors Constitution.

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Ambassador Bow Ties

The UTA Ambassadors wear custom-made, UT Arlington bow ties to show their Maverick pride at high-profile, university events. You might see them at the Maverick Speakers Series, the UT Arlington Job Fair, or Commencement ceremonies. Hopefully, the blue and orange bow ties help you recognize the UTA Ambassadors, so you can always know where to find a friendly face to assist you at campus events. A lot of faculty/staff members and other students have asked if they can have a UTA bow tie, but this honor is only bestowed upon current Ambassadors. If you want one, you'll have to run in campus elections to become an Ambassador!