The Mission of the Office of Parent & Family Affairs is to provide parents and family members an opportunity to play an active, supporting role in the education of their student; to provide a forum for fellowship and networking with other families; and to further the educational goals of the University of Maryland by improving communication between parents and the University community.
In an effort to enhance and strengthen the experience of parents and students, the Office of Parent & Family Affairs strives to accomplish the following objectives:
- Serve as an advocate for parents and the University, both internally and externally, by facilitating communication and creating a climate that fosters mutual understanding;
- Develop and implement programs and services that inform and educate parents and families about valuable resources, critical issues, and topics relevant to student success;
- Design and sponsor programs that promote parent and family involvement in the life of the University and create opportunities for participation in their student's experience;
- Provide revenue to support programs and services of the University of Maryland and the Division of Student Affairs.