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Monarch Parent & Family Organization

Monarch Fountain

"Empowering the Family to Empower the Student."

Mission

The Monarch Parent and Family Organization's mission is to enhance your student's ODU experience by strategically engaging you with the University. This organization has been formed to provide a meaningful and convenient forum for familial support, advocacy and volunteerism. Through this organization, the University seeks to:

  • Offer the family/parent's perspective to the University administration;
  • Provide families a network for information sharing and networking;
  • Involve families in campus activities, events and festivities;
  • Provide a structured sounding board to address ideas and concerns, and
  • Cultivate member "ambassadors " to support student recruitment and retention programs.

All parents and family members interested in supporting a current Monarch student may join this organization. Membership is per household.

Why Join?

If you join the Monarch Family & Parent Organization, you will help us serve the interests of this diverse body of student advocates. You will have unprecedented access to forums for supporting one another, celebrating ODU, sharing ideas with University's leadership, as well as providing feedback and insight in addressing the needs of our students. Membership fees help cover costs for student, parent and family programming.

For an annual membership fee of $100, you will receive:

  • An Organization Welcome Kit
  • Free entry into the "Back to School Raffle" Monarch Parent and Family Member Card for
    • VIP access to select University events and
    • discounts on dining and bookstore merchandise

How to Join

All parents and family members interested in supporting a current Monarch student may join this organization. Membership is per household.

Questions?

Email gomonarchparents@odu.edu or call 757-683-6702.

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