Get Involved with the Penn State Parents Program
All parents and family members of Penn State University Park undergraduates are members of the Parents Society. There is no cost to be a member. The Parents Society is committed to strengthening the partnership between the University and family members.
Benefits include access to:
- Parents Program website,
- Parents Program staff available to answer your questions via phone or email,
- Penn State Parents & Families Guide (limited availability in hard copy),
- Parents & Families Newswire (monthly electronic publication),
- Parents Pride e-Newsletter (one per semester)
- Parents & Families Weekend, and
- Information sessions during New Student Orientation and Move-In.
There are many volunteer opportunities available to you as family members.
The Parents Council at University Park is the governing body of the Parents Society. The Council provides general guidance for Parents Program initiatives. The Council offers input regarding parental engagement and involvement efforts to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education, and the Parents Program Director by communicating issues of central importance to supporting family members, providing feedback about current University programs, and recommending possible program offerings. Additionally, Council members share their perspectives on critical student issues and needs during their undergraduate years.
Please click here for more PC information.
The 2013-2014 Parents Council application is now closed. Interested parents should check back in summer 2014 for the 2014-2015 application.
Ambassadors provide support for the outreach efforts of the Parents Program, by serving as representatives for a number of university events and programs for new and continuing students, parents and family members. The overarching goal is to enhance communication between parents and Penn State University Park.
Staff Liaison: Jennifer Mallen, Parents Program Director
Please click here for more Parent Ambassador information.
Due to a high volume of applicants, we are not accepting additional Parent Ambassador applications at this time. Please check back in late spring or summer 2014.