Parent Volunteer Opportunities
Approximately one-half of the membership on the Parents Council changes each year. The invitation to serve on the Parents Council is based on geographical representation. Contact Marian Baker, assistant to the vice president of student affairs, at (859) 233-8215 if you have any questions pertaining to parent involvement or parent programs.
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 Brad Goan, Director of Admissions at (800) 872-6798 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in meeting some of the students who help with the development office’s annual phonathon? At the beginning of each term, you are invited to bring a dish and get to know the student callers while you enjoy a meal with them at the Parents Potluck.
If you’d like to participate, contact Amy Bridges at (859) 233-8206. Our calling center is located in the basement of the Alumni and Development office at 415 North Broadway.
The phonathon gives students the opportunity to connect with alumni, parents, and friends of the university as they update contact information and raise funds for Transylvania’s Annual Fund.
Parents, siblings, and grandparents are invited to visit the campus the first weekend in November for a variety of sports, academic, and cultural activities. Please make reservations for your overnight accommodations as soon as possible. List of local hotels for family visits.
Grandparents are part of our "Transy family." They will receive an invitation to Family Weekend and copies of the Transylvania University magazine. Grandparents are welcome to attend concerts, lectures, and sporting events. They also have the opportunity to support the Parents Fund that benefits the J. Douglas Gay Jr./Frances Carrick Thomas Library.
The Career Development Center helps students gather information about career opportunities and graduate schools. One of the most effective methods for conducting this research is through meeting professionals from various occupational fields, either in the workplace or on campus. If you can provide job opportunity information for Transylvania students, please contact Susan Rayer, director of career development.
Internships provide students with opportunities to relate their liberal arts studies to specific career fields, to test skills and interests, and to apply theory to practical work settings. Internships can be undertaken in any professional field during any academic term, including May term. Student interns may be paid or unpaid (decided by the sponsoring organization), and they receive college credit for approved internships. For additional information, contact Susan Rayer.