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Parents Council

Welcoming. Sharing. Connecting.

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Our Vision

WE ARE a resource enriching the Penn State experience for all parents and families.

Our Mission

The Penn State Parent’s Council is comprised of a representative group of University Park parents and family members who:

We achieve a sense of balance between interests, knowledge, expertise, experience and tenure through the thoughtful recruitment of new members, and we make Penn State feel like a close-knit, supportive community by:

Responsibilities Include:

Member Benefits Include:


Council members must be a parent or supporting family member of a full-time undergraduate student of Penn State University Park. Members must share the belief that familial support enhances student success in college and must seek to make a positive impact on student life at Penn State through their involvement with the Parents Program. Interested family members are asked to make a two-year commitment to ensure continuity on the Council. The Parents Council strives to recruit members that represent the diversity of Penn State’s undergraduate student population.

Please note: Penn State faculty, staff, and students are not eligible to become members of the Parents Council; however, they may apply to volunteer as Parent Ambassadors.

The recruitment cycle for the 2018-2020 Parents Council will begin in October. Please check back then for a link to the application.


If you would like more information about the Parents Council, please contact:

Parents Program | 814-863-1313 or






222 Boucke Building | 814.863.1313 | Contact The Penn State Parents Program