We have devoted significant resources to make you aware of key events and programs for your child’s college journey; for example: admissions, financial aid and scholarships, health insurance, student activities and class registration. We also have an advisor for our Parents & Families Program here in the Center for Ethnic Student Affairs (CESA) to facilitate and enhance communication with you throughout the year(s).
About the Program
The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) values our parent and family members and the role they play in the lives of their students. The Parent & Family Partnership (PFP) in the Office for Equity & Diversity (OED) offer ways for parents and family members to stay informed and connected to the University of Utah community and their students. The SED Parents and Families Partnership (PFP) stays connected by organizing family campus visits, monthly email newsletters and web updates to keep parents informed. We offer resources for you to understand your student’s experience at different stages in his or her collegiate career. To do this, we communicate regularly with families via our helpline, emails, digital newsletters, Facebook and website.
We believe that student success is enhanced when parents and family members engage in an effective working partnership with our institution. With that in mind, our Parent & Family Program strives to:
- Building a partnership between the University, their students and their families.
- Connect U of U parents and family members with opportunities for involvement and engagement to our campus resources and activities that promote the University and enrich their students’ college experience.
- Make the college experience as positive for parents as it is for students.
Helpline & Email Assistance
Should you ever have questions or concerns, we are also your support system. Our mission is to provide support and information to parents and families of U of U students and help them become partners with the University of Utah, the Office for Equity & Diversity (OED) in the education and development of your student. Parents and families can call or email us with any question, big or small. We want to be your one-stop shop for all things U of U related. If you have a question, want to visit with an advisor, or want to learn more about volunteer opportunities available for parents and family members, please contact our Parent and Family Coordinator:
David (Tevita) Kinikini
Family Support Coordinator & Advisor
Social Media & Newsletter
Our office makes frequent posts through our Facebook page, including information on important deadlines, upcoming parent-involvement events and happenings around campus. Parents typically use Facebook as another vehicle to reach our office and connect with other Families. Diversity.utah.edu is where our digital parent newsletter will be published five times a year. It is designed to inform parents of growing university trends, college student development and their role as a parent of a college student.