What to Expect
We are genuinely enthusiastic to welcome families to the Parents’ Council and look forward to learning their Lehigh stories and partnering to enhance the Lehigh student experience.
The Parents’ Council traditionally holds one-day meetings on campus in the fall (typically during Family Weekend) and spring (usually in April). While meetings are not mandatory, they provide an exclusive opportunity to learn more about Lehigh and enhance your student’s experience. Both meetings include a reception with the students, a great networking opportunity.
These bi-annual meetings take shape around an agenda which includes administrative updates, presentations from faculty, students, coaches and campus leaders, dialogue around key issues on campus and time to visit socially with fellow Council members. Robust attendance and active participation enhance the experience for all Council members and help to ensure the university can benefit from the collective insight of the entire Council.
Regular communication from university leaders will enhance the overall parent experience as well as invitations to special events, including a Family Weekend tailgate, winter evening reception, and reserved seating at commencement.
The Parents’ Council doesn’t have volunteer or committee requirements. Instead, we encourage members to explore and partner in areas where they are most interested and have expertise. Examples include connecting with the Center for Career and Professional Development, hosting admissions and summer send-off events, speaking in a classroom and encouraging others to join the Council.
Victoria “Tori” Penske Aitchison ’92 ’20P, director of family giving, looks forward to meeting you and learning your Lehigh story.
Please contact Tori at (610) 758-5142 or email@example.com for more information about joining the Parents’ Council and making a difference for our Lehigh students.
For general Parents' Council questions, please contact Ashleigh Robinson at (610) 758-1329 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
Through the Parents' Fund, you can help build an exceptional experience for all Lehigh students by supporting Student Affairs and the Center for Career and Professional Development. Your generosity provides immediate support for priorities including student leadership and development, academic support services, and professional and career opportunities for students. It also supports athletics leadership development, making membership a good choice for parents who wish to support their students' athletics team.
Of course! Family legacies are part of Lehigh's strong tradition, and we welcome the perspective of alumni and non-alumni parents alike.
Our gatherings are a great way to get involved in Lehigh and hear important news firsthand. However, attendance is not mandatory. The Parents' Council does typically host two webinars per year, which can be attended online.
There are many ways you can customize your experience as a member of the Parents' Council, including hosting events and welcome calls, engaging with other parents, and offering support to the Center for Career and Professional Development. Please contact Tori Aitchison ’92 ’20P at (610) 758-5142 or email@example.com for more information.