Parents Council enriches Penn State experience for parents, families

October 04, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Parents Council at University Park serves as resource for parents and families. The council is comprised of a representative group of University Park parents and family members who make a commitment to volunteer their time and share their knowledge and expertise across a range of initiatives and programs that support the mission and goals of the Penn State Parent’s Program and the University as a whole.

The council acts as an advisory group working in close collaboration with the Parent’s Program, a unit of Penn State Student Affairs, to help undergraduate parents, families and students foster a positive and lasting connection to Penn State.

The council strives to recruit parents and family members who reflect the student body, including international families and those who bring a unique experience or diverse background.

Benefits to joining the Parents Council include connecting with other families, gaining a better understanding of how the University operates, and strengthening the Penn State experience for both students and families.

Parents Council members are asked to attend two meetings a year at the University Park campus and support the Parents Program by welcoming families to the University, sharing their Penn State experience, and developing ways to connect with families. Council members volunteer for special programs, arrival events, and Parents and Families Weekend.

Applications are being accepted through Nov. 30.

Applications for Parents Ambassadors will be available in January. Parent Ambassadors at University Park support the work of the Penn State Parents Council and Parents Program. Parent Ambassadors serve as volunteer representatives for a number of university events and programs for new and continuing students, parents and families.

Last Updated October 04, 2019