Parents Council

The Parents Council is a group of leadership donor families who, in addition to their philanthropic support, actively engage in the life of the University through a wide range of volunteer opportunities, including: volunteering their time for admissions programs, providing access to internships and career guidance, make welcome calls to incoming families, as well as attend and host events.

Orup family in front or Rush Rhees

Message from the Parent Council Co-Chairs

“We joined Parents Council to have a better understanding of the ongoing vision of the University as it relates to the student experience. We have seen through our involvement how we, as parents, can meaningfully impact the quality of education and enhance the collegiate experience for not just our own children, but their fellow students. We appreciate the personal touch Parents Council offers to us as parents of current students. We enjoy connecting and collaborating with other parents, sharing experiences and information, and hearing from University Leadership on a regular basis. Parents Council creates a warm, constructive environment that lends itself to constant improvement and 新萄京娱乐场 motto “Meliora,” which means “ever better.”

We warmly invite you to join us and other 新萄京娱乐场 parents, who share our vision for an ever-growing 新萄京娱乐场 education, to become members of the Parents Council and the George Eastman Circle.

-Beth and Ivan Orup P’22, P’25”

What are parents asked to do?

  • Serve a four-year term and attend two Parents Council meetings a year.
  • Make a leadership Annual Fund gift of $1,500 or more for each year on the Parents Council. Parents that pledge a gift of this size for five years or more are also recognized as being in the George Eastman Circle–a group of leadership donors who attend special University of 新萄京娱乐场 events and receive publications. George Eastman Circle members also have the option to add their student to their membership.
  • Become actively involved in the life of the College and serve as ambassadors for the University by fostering relationships with other current and prospective 新萄京娱乐场 parents.
  • Help the University continue on its path of excellence, making an impact on current and future generations of 新萄京娱乐场 students.
  • Participate in the Senior Parent Gift Campaign. We ask Parents Council members to participate in the Senior Parent gift campaign by considering a capstone gift to an area of the University that has made a meaningful impact on your student here at 新萄京娱乐场. We encourage 100% of our Parents Council members to get involved in some way. There are also opportunities to support the efforts by encouraging other Senior Parents to get involved.

Members of the Parents Council enjoy the following benefits:

  • Be invited to University events on-and off-campus and around the country.
  • Have a direct link to the Parents Program staff to answer questions and assist with your support of the University of 新萄京娱乐场.
  • Have access to reserved parking and seating at commencement.
  • Receive special privileges during Meliora Weekend (the University’s annual family and alumni celebration), including reserved parking, advance registration, and access to a hospitality suite.
  • Receive information referencing upcoming events, special notices about campus life, and news, including our monthly Parents Buzz e-newsletter.
  • Have opportunities to host regional events for parents and welcome celebrations for first-year students and parents.