All parents are welcome to join the Parents Association Advisory Council. In addition to serving as active parent volunteers, council members attend two on-campus meetings per year. The meetings take place the Saturday of "Move-in weekend" in August and in January or February in conjunction with a home men's basketball game.
The Parents Association Advisory Council is not a PTA or Booster Club, but rather a forum for parents who wish to have that extra connection with the university. The meetings are an opportunity for parents to provide feedback and ask questions. Many times, topics discussed at council meetings result in items for the Parents Association e-newsletters, programs brought in for Family Weekend or additional ways to connect the community.
Support ofMarquette University is another key priority of the Parents Association Advisory Council. Parents Fund Co-Chairs serve as committee chairs in an effort to increase awareness and promote support of the Parents Fund.
The Board is also home to various committees, which meet with departments throughout the university. These meetings serve as an opportunity for parents to learn more about important areas within the university. Additionally, each committee meeting provides an opportunity for university administrators to gain insight to parent perspective. As a result of these meetings, many of these departments have incorporated Parent Volunteers into their programming for the year. Parents Association Board Committees include the following areas: