The Office of Orientation and Parent Programs seeks to partner with parents to foster their participation and involvement in their students’ college experience and forge a strong bond between the University, students, and their family. Through information, programs, and services, we aid in both students’ and parents’ transition to college and to the changing dynamics of the parent-college student relationship. A few of the programs, services, and opportunities we currently offer are a Parent Website, Parents Association Membership, Parent Orientation/SOAR Program, Family Weekends, Electronic Newsletters, Summer Send-Offs, and Parent Volunteer Opportunities.
A Parents Association Membership is an opportunity for parents to be more informed and involved with the Georgia Southern community. Membership includes student eligibility for the Parents Association Scholarship, a monthly newsletter, access to a Parents Association message board, special events during Fall Family Weekend, local and national discounts, and much more! A one year membership is $30 per family. We currently around 2000 families.