The UK Parent Association invites all parents, guardians, grandparents, stepparents, and supporters of UK undergraduate students to join its membership. Memberships are reasonably priced and come with a number of wonderful benefits. UKPA publications for members include the Insider's Guide handbook for families of new students, Chapter Two handbook for families of sophomores, the Family Focus newsletter, and the Cat Chat e-mail newsletter. Parent Association members also benefit from a great discount program that includes a number of local hotels, restaurants, and shops. Members are also invited to join the Parent Advisory Council and get more involved in the activities of the Parent Association.
The Parent Association invites all UK parents and families of undergraduates to events during K Week (UK's fall welcome week) and Family Weekend. The Parent Association happily assists all parents and family members with questions and concerns related to their students and UK.
The three professional staff members in the Office of New Student & Parent Programs also coordinate the fall welcome week called K Week, the UK 101 academic orientation course, the Common Reading Experience, and the K Book new student handbook. Learn more about the staff in the Office of New Student & Parent Programs.
The UK Parent Association will partner with the parents and families of all undergraduate students in order to ensure student success and will serve as a national model for similar programs around the country.
The UK Parent Association strives to enhance student success by actively engaging parents and families as part of the larger University community through publications, programs, and services.
UK Parent Association will:
As a result of actively utilizing UK Parent Association resources, parents and families will:
In a review of the literature regarding student success and retention, the Office of New Student & Parent Programs has compiled a list of factors, frameworks, and best practices which we consistently refer to when developing and evaluating our goals, learning outcomes, and programs. In reference to this list, the UK Parent Association strives to enhance the retention of UK students by: