Parents Council Description
is the Parents Council?
The Parents Council is the governing body of the USC Parents
Association. Parent members represent the diversity of students majors, schools, and organizations. The Parents Council reviews
existing programs and provides feedback and new ideas to the Office
for Parent Programs.
How are officers selected?
Officers consist of a president or co-presidents, vice presidents or co-vice presidents, immediate past president(s), vice presidents or co-vice presidents, recording secretary, treasurer, and committee chairs for Fundraising, Membership, Teaching and Mentoring Awards, Volunteer Recognition, and Visibility and Events. Officers are selected to serve a one-year term through a formal application process.
When does it meet?
The Parents Council meets several times a year, about every other
month, at various locations on campus. Special sessions are held for
interested parents during Trojan Parents Weekend in the fall
Does it fundraise?
The Parents Council sells USC parent merchandise including bracelets, necklaces, plush animals and picture frames. Proceeds go towards
faculty recognition awards. Look for special USC parent merchandise at orientation, Trojan Family Weekend and Homecoming.
How can parents get involved?
Interested parents should contact the USC Parent Programs for
more information. Opportunities to volunteer on campus include
Trojan Parents Weekend, Homecoming, Orientation, and Move-In Day.
Volunteers provide a welcoming word of support for new Trojan
parents and staff merchandise sales, among other activities.
Volunteers are always needed and appreciated!
- Attendance at Parents Council meetings
- Participation in a minimum of 3 volunteer opportunities throughout the year
- Volunteer attendance prior to and during Trojan Parents Weekend
- Active participation on a Parents Council committee
- Represent interests of all Trojan parents
- Provide input and ideas at meetings and on a regular basis
- Serve as an ambassador to other USC parents and community member