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Parent and Family Program Committees

Mission Committee

Rather than a designated office, Trinity Parent and Family Programs is a constellation of services, programs, and resources in place to connect families to the University. The offices of Admissions, Alumni/Parent Giving and Engagement, Career Services, Dean of Students, Marketing & Communications, and Student Involvement comprise the Parent Relations and Communications Committee. This committee works collaboratively to develop and execute various family and parent programs.

Diversity Committee

As a result of a 2016 Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) professional standards review, a committee was created to examine the following: ensuring that communications are varied and accessible; discuss diversity and inclusion as a standing Parent Council committee; ensure the use of inclusive language in communications; explore the creation of more events; and to seek involvement in the development of the vacant diversity position.

For our purposes, diversity is defined broadly to include culture, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, sex, and gender. The reasons for this recommendation are as follows:

  1. To promote the ideals of diversity, equity, and access as recommended by CAS.
  2. To show prospective and current families that diversity and inclusion are institutional priorities.
  3. To demonstrate, through action, that international and national social justice issues are a part of the campus educational environment.
  4. To give voice to families who may otherwise feel shut out of traditional parent and family programs.
  5. To invite participation from parents of under-represented groups to guide University staff in ensuring that all aspects of the University and parent programs are inclusive.

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