For Parents/Families

Welcome to the JSU Parents and Family Association!

Parents play a particularly important role in their son’s or daughter’s college experience, and in their successful transition to college life. To assist you in this endeavor, we invite you to join the Jackson State University Parents and Family Association.

The Parents and Family Association was revived and enhanced to help build sustaining relationships between parents, students and JSU by promoting effective working partnerships. Membership will provide networking opportunities, invitations to members-only events, opportunities to volunteer for various service projects with other parents at the university and in your communities, and e-parent newsletters with campus programming calendars and information on easing the transition of your students into the world of higher education.

Parents and families also may utilize our website at The website is a great resource that provides additional information to help your family, as well as your son or daughter. It also has additional contact information about support services available to our students. We strongly encourage you to utilize the website and to contact us via email at or by phone at 601-979-1761 . Thank you for your involvement.

Parents and Family Association Mission Statement

The mission of the JSU Parents and Family Assocition is to enhance the university experience and to help build sustaining relationships between parents, students and Jackson State University by promoting effective working partnerships between parents, university and alumni with projects enabling these groups to participate in informational, recruitment, and fund raising initiatives.

Why Join the JSU Parents and Family Association?

You will receive the following benefits:

  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Calendar of university and campus events
  • Subscription to parents/family newsletter
  • Access to an on-line parent guide with information, tips for parents, etc. (fall 2010)
  • Complimentary copies of selected university publications
  • Access to network of other parents and family members
  • Opportunities to be involved with and stay connected to your child’s university


Parent Leadership Council

The Parent Leadership Council will consist of parent volunteers who will work closely with parent and family programs, assist with fund raising and assist with information dissemination.

Also, parents of prospective students may want to visit the Prospective Students site.

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