Parents and Family Programs
Parent and family involvement and support are vital to our students’ success as they complete their academic journey. By staying informed and engaged in your student’s college experience, you are partnering with the Division of Student Affairs to ensure your student — and our entire student body — graduates as a well-rounded Tuskegee gentleman or woman.
Through the support of our Parents & Family Advisory Council, we are helping students master their college experience independently — knowing, however, that within arm’s length is a support system assisting them to navigate university life, cheering them on, and challenging them to learn new things, both inside and outside the classroom.
We know that you as parents and family members will have questions during your student’s academic journey as well. That’s what our Advisory Council is for. It truly does take a village, and we want to be your Tuskegee University village for the duration of your student’s time on campus. After all, you are an important part of the Tuskegee Family too.
Annual Events & Activities
Parents and families can support Tuskegee University in a number of ways. Below are our association’s four main priorities:
Every student likes to receive surprises and free stuff — especially when it’s a package sent from home. Tuskegee offers a few ways for parents and families to send a little love from home to their students.
We want to help prepare students for the next phase of their career journey. Parents and families can share their professional expertise and career perspectives, present lectures and participate in seminars that help students be more competitive in the global workplace, serve as personal references for internships, and even provide internships and post-graduate job opportunities through their places of employment.
In partnership with the Student Government Association, the association will support the Career Closet initiative, slated to begin in Fall 2020. The initiative provides Tuskegee students experiencing financial hardships and readying for job interviews or post-graduate employment with gently worn, used clothing free of charge. The Career Closet’s offerings would include professional clothing, formal attire, and gently worn shoes for students’ benefit.
Advisory Council members provide charitable gifts to support student scholarships, academic programs, and other initiatives that help the university fulfill its mission. Give to the Golden Tiger Fund.