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Parents Council Description


What 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 semester.

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 Office for 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! 

Parents Council Member Duties:

  • 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

For information on how to
volunteer or join the Parents Council, contact:

USC Office for Parent Programs
3601 Trousdale Parkway, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90089-4892

Phone: 213-740-2080 Fax: 213-749-9781