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Who are the Cougar Involvement Ambassadors (CIA)?

The Cougar Involvement Ambassadors (CIA) are a group of student leaders dedicated to serving as a resource for students that are looking for opportunities to get involved as well as supporting all registered student organizations on campus. CIA can offer one-on-one consultations to students looking to get involved in an organization, group consultations to students looking to start a new organization, and workshops for established organizations. Cougar Involvement Ambassadors are located in the Student Center North at the Commons Desk, and oversee the Commons Desk, Carrel Spaces, and the Student Organization Resource Room.

Meet the Cougar Involvement Ambassadors

  • Headshot of Lauren Holley

    Lauren Holley

    CIA Operations Coordinator
    Senior, Computer Information Systems

  • Headshot of Kristin Dinh

    Kristin Dinh

    CIA Services Coordinator
    Sophomore, Exercise Science

  • Headshot of Elshadai Wolde-Berhan

    Elshadai Wolde-Berhan

    Senior, Digital Media

  • Giovanna Smith

    Senior, Psychology


  • Resource Room

    The resource room holds a variety of items for student organizations to check out! Need to make a banner? Want to design a flyer? We’ve got you covered. To check out items in the Resource Room, you just need to go to the Commons Desk and let the Cougar Involvement Ambassadors know what you need.

  • Mailboxes

    Student Organizations can have a mailbox at the Commons Desk. If you would like a mailbox, just specify in your organization registration that you would like to have a mailbox, or you can contact us at and we will help you get a mailbox for your organization.

  • Carrel Spaces

    The Carrel spaces have 106 spaces that are available for Student Organization use. Organizations apply for a carrel space during organization registration in April.


  • Involvement Consultation

    If you are looking to get involved and do not know where to start, we can help you! Please fill out the involvement consultation survey above to help us find tailored opportunities for you.

  • Workshop Request

    If you are interested in scheduling a workshop for your student organization on topics including conflict management, getting involved, and organization finances please contact the Cougar Involvement Ambassadors.

  • New Student Organization Consultation

    If you are interested in creating a New Student Organization, please contact the Cougar Involvement Ambassadors to help guide you through the process.

Involvement Blast

Cougar Involvement Ambassadors host virtual opportunities for RSOs to showcase their organization through a social media event, called Involvement Blasts!

This opportunity gives organizations more of a presence on campus and students the chance to find organizations centered around their interests. Each semester, CIA hosts three Involvement Blast Weeks on our social media to feature your organization! Click on the icon for more information and link to sign up!

  • Week of February 8
  • Week of March 8
  • Week of April 5

If your organization would like to participate please complete the form via the link below (**you must be logged in to Get Involved to complete this form**). We look forward to seeing your application!

CIA 2022 Group


  • 832-842-6245
  • Student Center North Commons Desk
  • Hours of operation
    Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 8:00pm