The Billiken Parent and Family Association’s mission is to inform and involve parents to facilitate student success in achieving their goals and the University in achieving its mission; all toward a higher purpose and a greater good.
It is the goal of the Billiken Parent and Family Association to:
- Enhance communication between the University and the parents of Saint Louis University students.
- Engage parents in activities that promote the University and enrich students' educational development and collegiate experience.
- Develop the parent community as a resource for the University.
- Assist the University administration in identifying and encouraging parents, families and others to support the mission of the University.
- Present to the University the parent perspective on the student and family experience at Saint Louis University.
Billiken Parent and Family Association Executive Board
The Billiken Parent and Family Association executive board is designed for parents and families who would like a closer connection to the University. The board helps to shape parent and family programs at SLU. It plans and hosts events to help parents and families connect to the University and to each other. And it serves as an advisory board to the University on parent and family topics and needs.
The board meets on campus twice a year, the Saturday of Fall Welcome (late August) and on a Saturday in the spring, to be determined. You will serve actively on the events, marketing and communication, membership, or strategic planning committees and volunteer at parent and family events throughout the year, as your schedule allows. Other business is conducted via email or conference call, as needed.
The board is limited to 30 families. Executive board applications are open for the 2018-2019 academic year as the membership committee reviews all applications and strives to select a board that is diverse and representative of SLU’s student population.
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Joining the Billiken Parent and Family Association
If you are not quite ready to apply for the executive board, you can still receive regular email updates about events and issues that may impact your student’s experience, including upcoming deadlines and important dates.
If you are a parent listed on a student’s admission application, you are automatically part of the Billiken Parent and Family Association. Additional parents and family members are also welcome to join via a simple registration process. Membership is free; no commitments are required.
You’ll also have the chance to connect with other Billiken Parent and Family Association members at Homecoming and Family Weekend, Fall Welcome events, Family Trivia Night and the Family Basketball Game, just to name a few.
Parents and families are a vital part of SLU’s community. We benefit from your energy and your commitment to student success. We look forward to a partnership with you that lasts beyond your student's academic career.
SLUVisors is an online mentoring platform that matches students with professionals in potential fields of interest. SLU has recently expanded the program to include parents and family members as well as alumni. Register today to assist SLU students with career conversations.
Volunteer at Welcome and Preview Events
There are numerous events throughout the year — in and outside of St. Louis — that welcome potential students and parents to our Billiken Family. If you are enthusiastic, friendly and interested in helping parents feel secure about their decisions before, during and after their student's transition to SLU, this is the perfect opportunity for you. To get involved, email Rae-Anne Mena or call 720-344-4307.