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Parents Advisory Council

Development Committee

  • Works with Director of Development to identify, cultivate and steward parents to support the Parent Fund

Class Representatives

  • Serve as a resource to other parents by class
  • Share ideas about transition (Freshmen to Sophomore)

Regional Parent Clubs

  • Regional representation at the following:
    • Career Fairs, Admissions Recruitment Events,
    • Organize Freshmen Sendoffs and Watch Parties
    • Serve as resource through communication to other parents
    • Keep ECU informed on happenings in the region
    • Opportunities to serve as local liaison to current and prospective pirate parents
  • Serve as key volunteers at events on campus and in regions around the country
  • Parent Ambassadors serve as well-informed representatives of the University who share their time and resources to foster better communication among the University, the parents of our students and prospective families

Membership Engagement Committee

  • Committee Co-Chairs. Appointed by the Council co-chairs
  • Will consist of representatives from each student class
  • Execute annual drive to join parents’ association
  • Membership, engagement, recruitment and tracking

Parent & Family Outreach/Programs/Events Committee

  • Committee Chair. Appointed by the Council co-chairs
  • Coordinate Parent Outreach events on campus and in regions around the country
  • Coordinate content for Parent Outreach materials and communications (Parent to Parent)

Meeting Schedule

  • Parents Advisory Council will meet once in the Fall and Spring Semesters
  • Committees will have meetings, as needed

Parents Association-Annual Contributions

  • $35-Annual Membership Dues/Renewal (Parents Association)
  • $100-Lifetime Membership (Parents Association)

Increased Volunteer Opportunities

  • Welcome parents of new students during Parents' Orientation and Open House events.
  • Talk to new parents about the resources East Carolina University has for students and parents.
  • Serve as a judge for the Family of the Year Essay Contest during Parents & Families Weekend.
  • Welcome and collect tickets at events during Parents & Families & Weekend and Spring Parents Weekend.
  • Represent the University in your geographic region during college fairs by serving as a resource person for prospective students and their families.
  • Assist Undergraduate Admissions. Call admitted parents and students in your region congratulating and sharing your personal experiences about East Carolina University.
  • Host a Freshman Send-Off event for your region
  • Serve as an interpreter for parents during Parents’ Orientation or Parents and Families events. (Prefer fluent speakers. Spanish is the most often requested language.)