Parents Council committees work throughout the year to support the work and initiatives of the Parents Council and New Student & Family Programs. Many committees also gather during the bi-annual meetings to meet with University administrators in their respective area and discuss ways in which the Council can support the needs of the institution. Below is a description of the Parents Council’s current committees. Parents Council members are encouraged to assist with a committee where and when possible.
MEMBERSHIP & RECRUITMENT
- Creates a plan and strategies to welcome new families to the Parents Council in conjunction with the NSFP office
- Assists in increasing the number of Summer Send-Offs
- Reaches out to Carolina family members and involve them in the Carolina community
- Shares the work of the Parents Council with all Carolina Families
SAFETY & WELLNESS
- Focuses on promoting and strengthening safety and wellness in the University community
- Advocates for safety and wellness initiatives on-campus. Topics include substance use, mental health, and more.
- Actively seeks to improve and disseminate information about student safety & wellness resources
- Works to improve the resources available to students and family members
- Identifies and seeks solutions to issues confronting students that are not being addressed by other Parents Council Committees such as first generation college students, transfer assimilation, study abroad, undergraduate research, international students, etc.
- Assists with solutions for other areas of concern noted by NSFP, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and Carolina families
- When necessary, partner with campus offices in support. An example is the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.
- Serves as a bridge between undergraduate families and the academic environment at UNC-Chapel Hill by connecting with the Registrar’s Office, Academic Advising and Undergraduate Curricula
- Identifies and seeks solutions to issues confronting students regarding undergraduate academics and other related areas. Bring those concerns
- Works with NSFP and the Parents Council to plan, create, and organize family volunteers to assist with related family programs
- Events and activities include:
- Providing information for families and recruiting for the Council at the Orientation Information Fair (June - August)
- Hosting a UNC Summer Send-Off (July-August)
- Visiting an area UNC Summer Send-Off to assist the host. This may include welcoming families, speaking from the Carolina family perspective, answer questions of new families, and connecting families to one another. (July-August)
- Helping with check-in at the Annual Meeting at Carolina Family Weekend. (typically September or October)
- Staffing the Carolina Family Weekend BBQ to greet and welcome families back to campus (typically September or October)