FAMILY COUNCIL APPLICATION
To be eligible to become a Parent and Family Council member, you must meet the following requirements:
1. Council members must be a parent or supporting family member of a full-time undergraduate student of Gonzaga University, the student may be of any class standing and may be a traditional or transfer student. Members must share the belief that familial support enhances student success in college and must seek to make a positive impact on student life at Gonzaga through their involvement with Parent and Family Relations.
2. Interested family members are asked to make a two-year commitment to ensure continuity on the council. The Family Council strives to recruit members that represent the diversity of Gonzaga’s undergraduate student population. In the selection of membership to the council, consideration will be given to geographic and student academic year representation. All selected council members shall hold office for at least two academic year, however, they may remain on the council for the entirety of the time their student is at Gonzaga.
3. Members are expected to attend two on-campus meetings each year, one of which will occur on Fall Family Weekend and the other will occur in April of the spring semester. Attendance exceptions may be made for family members who live a long distance from Gonzaga.
Please note: Gonzaga faculty, staff, and students are not eligible to become members of the Family Council.
Specific objectives for the Gonzaga Family Council are:
Contribute to shaping the parent and family experience at Gonzaga University. Foster communication between the University and Gonzaga families.
Provide strategic input to university administration regarding topics and issues of importance to parents and families.
Provide programmatic support serving as volunteers, as needed, at events such as Parent & Family Orientation and Fall Family Weekend.
Provide mentorship for family members of first-year and/or transfer students.
Serve as a regional representative of Gonzaga in your area by acting as a contact person and building relationships with family members.
Write articles for the Parent & Family Experience, our online communications site, to offer the parent perspective for fellow Gonzaga family members.
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Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Papua New Guinea
Republic of the Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
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Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
British Virgin Islands
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US Virgin Islands
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APPLICANT SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS
List and describe any current or previous community and/or school activities in which you have been involved.
Discuss why you are interested in becoming a member of Gonzaga's Family Council.
Please select the option below that relates best to the flexibility of your schedule:
1 - Very Flexible
2 - Fairly Flexible
3 - Average
4 - Fairly Busy
5 - Very Busy
What specific skills and/or qualities do you feel you can bring to the Family Council?
List any innovative ideas you have to increase parent and family involvement in the Gonzaga Community.
YOUR STUDENT'S DEMOGRAPHICS
Parent and Family Relations is committed to providing inclusive services and resources that support the needs of our students and their families. We strive to have a Family Council that is representative of the undergraduate student body. To learn more about Gonzaga’s demographics, please view the presentation available at https://www.gonzaga.edu/about/diversity-equity-inclusion/facts-figures, as well as the facts and figures beginning on page 25 of Gonzaga’s Factbook at https://issuu.com/gonzaga/docs/oir_fy20_factbook_03.
Is your student a first-generation college student? (Note: your student is first-generation if neither parent/legal guardian has received a four-year college degree.)
With which race/ethnicity does your student identify? (Check all that apply)
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Black or African American
Asian or Pacific Islander
I prefer not to answer
With which gender does your student identify?
I prefer not to answer
Does your student consider themselves to be a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and/or Questioning (LGBTQ) community?
I prefer not to answer
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