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The Parents Council at University Park provides general guidance and support 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.


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 application deadline for the 2017-2019 Parents Council is November 27, 2016.


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