Temple Family Council

Temple Family Council 

Applications for the Temple Family Council are now open! CLICK HERE TO TO DOWLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM

The Temple Family Council is a group of diverse, highly dedicated Temple family members who volunteer their time and knowledge to enhance the Temple student and family experience.

Objectives: 

  • Contribute to shaping the parent and family experience at Temple University. 
  • Foster communication between the University and Temple families.
  • Provide strategic input to university administration regarding topics and issues of importance to parents and families.
  • Provide programmatic support serving as volunteers, as needed, at events such as Parent & Family Orientation and Parent & Family Weekend.
  • Provide mentorship for family members of first-year students.
  • Serve as a regional representative of Temple in your area by acting as a contact person and building relationships with family members in your area.
  • Assist in fundraising efforts in support of  Parent & Family Programs.
  • Serve on one of three committees.

Eligibility Requirements and Expectations:

  • Must be a family member of a current Temple undergraduate student.
  • Must be willing to serve on the council for at least one academic year.
  • Attend two on-campus meetings per academic year, one of which will be held during Parent & Family Weekend and the other will occur during mid-spring semester.
  • Participate in scheduled conference calls with Parent & Family Program Coordinator.
  • Write at least three article per academic year  for the Parent & Family Portal per year.

Three Committees: 

Education & Communicaiton 

  • Facilitates communication among students, parents and family members, and University administrators in order to ensure that parents and family members have access to timely and accurate information. Acts as a vehicle through which parents and family members can ask questions and communicate concerns. Some of these avenues include social media and our Parents & Family Experience Portal

Involvement & Networking

  • Provides opportunities for parents and family members to engage with the campus community and one another by participating in campus events including New Student Orientation, Move-In, Welcome Week, and Parents and Family Weekend, as well as future initiatives and programs.

Development 

  • Provides opportunities for parents and family members to engage with the campus community and one another by participating in campus events including New Student Orientation, Move-In, Welcome Week, and Parents and Family Weekend, as well as future initiatives and programs.

Applications will go live Friday, November 9 and will be due Sunday, December 2. 

Questions? Email Elizabeth Harris, Parent & Family Program Coordinator at parents@temple.edu