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Deadline extended: Marilyn Schuler Human Rights Initiative seeks student ambassadors

Update: the deadline for applications has been extended to Feb. 29, 2024

Over the river, across Friendship Bridge from Boise State University, lies the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, founded and built by the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights. In celebration of this landmark, and in a spirt of community and neighborhood, the Wassmuth Center is proud to launch Upstander Nation in collaboration with Boise State’s Marilyn Schuler Human Rights Initiative.

Television KIVI Idaho News 6 covered the initiative and comments from the Wassmuth Center for Human Right’s Director Christina Bruce-Bennion’s thoughts on recent acts of hate in the state and the message “Idaho is too great for hate.” The video interview made it to KIVI’s front page.

The School of Public Service and Marilyn Schuler Human Rights Initiative are now searching for 10 students who will help bring awareness to upstanding acts in the community as Boise State University Upstander Nation Ambassadors.

The campus community is asked to help spread this important message and relay the opportunity to any students looking for an impactful experience. Students can apply via the Upstander Nation application.


  • Be a current student attending Boise State University
  • Comfortable using various social media apps (Instagram, Facebook, Be Real).
  • Enthusiasm and active participation
  • Desire to give back to the community
  • Are passionate about creating a community of belonging and kindness
  • Great communication and people skills
  • Sense of school spirit and pride

Benefits of Joining:

  • Be a part of the Wassmuth and Bronco Family
  • Receive branded swag
  • Help uplift meaningful community acts
  • Experience to add to a resume
  • Build new relationships with peers and community members