The Parents Council engages parents and families directly with students, administration, and other families to serve as ambassadors and advocates for the University of Tennessee.
Council members serve as liaisons, reflecting the views of parents and families to the administration and communicating with fellow parents and families about the university’s goals and plans. Members also help further the goals of the Parents and Families Fund through development and fundraising efforts. The Parents Council consists of Parents Association members, with representatives from each graduating class at the university. Council members support the Parents and Families Fund with a leadership gift, assist with planning and staffing New Student and Family Programs events, and attend all council meetings as representatives of more than 10,000 Parents Association members. The Parents Council works hard to fulfill its purpose of fostering communication between the university and parents in order to improve the quality of the university experience for UT students and their parents.