Parent Involvement Opportunities

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Become a Mentor

The 100 Doors to Success Mentor Program matches students with alumni, parents, and/or community members to help them navigate college, explore various career and professional options, or give overall advice. Parents may also volunteer to give a career talk to a group of students. For more information, contact Tracy Dunn, or 859-233-8148.

Career Opportunities and Internships

We invite you to participate in the Career Development Center where we help students explore internships, career opportunities and graduate schools. Having opportunities to meet professionals from various occupational fields, either in the workplace or on campus, is very helpful to students. If you can provide job or internship information for Transylvania students, please contact Susan Rayer, director of career development, 859-233-8193.

Admission/Recruitment of Students

There are many opportunities to help Transylvania's Office of Admissions, including volunteering at admissions events or talking with parents of prospective students. To refer a prospective student, contact admissions at 800-872-6798 or

Care Packages for Students

The Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) offer care packages for Transy students.

  • Welcome kits are in the form of a Transy cooler filled with treats, first aid kits, sewing kits, note cards and pens.
  • Birthday package options include brownies, cupcakes, pies and treat baskets. 
  • Finals kits are distributed the Monday of finals week. Assorted kits include a Hershey’s bar, M&M's, Twizzlers, suckers, gum, cookies, granola bar, popcorn chips and bottled water. Healthy kits include Rice Krispy Treats, gummy candy, gum, raisins, apple, granola bars, popcorn, pretzels, juice and bottled water. 

For all care packages, please order at least a week in advance. List student's name, email and/or phone number in "message to the coordinator." Order here.

Questions? Contact Tracy Dunn, 859-233-8148 or

Parents Annual Fund

Every year we meet hundreds of young people of enormous promise whose families are unable to cover the cost of this powerful liberal arts experience. Your gift to the Parents Fund makes scholarships possible and helps to secure the most up-to-date resources and facilities for your family member and their peers. We are grateful to the many parents, grandparents and other family members who recognize the value of this education and continue to support Transylvania’s annual fund long after their student graduates. Please contact Amy Bridges, associate director of annual giving, at or 859-233-8206 for more information on the Parents Annual Fund. For information on supporting other initiatives on campus, please contact Lori Burlingham, assistant director of regional advancement, at or 859-281-3564.  

You may make a gift online here.

Join the Pioneer Club

The Pioneer Club supports our more than 350 student-athletes in 26 sports. By becoming a member, you can help those students compete for conference and national championships while receiving a top-notch Transylvania education. And you'll become an athletics VIP—earning free tickets to games, Transy swag and much more. 

Learn more about the Pioneer club, or make a gift now to Pioneer athletics.