The Office of New Student & Parents Programs in collaboration with the Office of Development launched the inaugural Belmont Parent Association June 1. The initiative began on Parent & Family Weekend 2007 with the establishment of the Belmont Parent Online Community. The Web site for the online community, now with more than 725 members, features the parent event calendar, Belmont news and opportunities to connect parents and families to Belmont and each other.
To date, the Parent Association, in conjunction with the online community, has raised $14,000 in its first month of operation to support the Association and the Belmont Annual Fund. Upcoming Parent & Family Events include Welcome Week (new parents) and Parent & Family Weekend.
The Parent Association (http://parents.belmont.edu) is open to all parents of current students or parents of alumni through the established membership process. The Belmont University Parent Association serves as an opportunity for parents to promote and support the educational mission of the university by acting as advocates for students, parents and the university. One half of the Parent Association annual membership fee is used for programming purposes while the remaining amount becomes a designated tax-deductible gift to the Belmont Annual Fund.