Parent Programs Office Director of Parent Programs Theresa Dunbar
Parent Programs Office- exists to facilitate communication between parents and the University, and to promote the inclusion of parents in the Liberty community.
Parent Programs Office Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Dr. Mark Hine
Our GOAL G uide parents in the transitional phase of being a supportive Liberty parent O ffer parents information about University resources, campus events and activities A ssist parents by providing inter- campus direction. L end parents opportunities to interact with one another and their student Parent Programs Office
Did you know… your generation of parents is fondly referred to by colleges across the nation as ….
… Helicopter Parents because of your hovering tendencies.”
Let your student resolve their own problems and situations. This will ultimately provide for a better learning experience. Dealing with a Problem
Finding a balance… Show genuine interest in your student’s life, but don’t smother. Stay in touch, but strive for a balance in the number of contacts you initiate.
Transition is Key… We want this to be a smooth transition for you and your student as they move on campus. Allow for a time of adjustment for you and your student. The first 2-3 weeks is most crucial in their establishing friends and becoming familiar with their new environment. Encourage them to get involved.
Office of Student Leadership Campus Pastor and Director of Office of Student Leadership (OSL) Dwayne Carson
Office of Student Leadership Campus Pastor and Associate Director of OSL (SLDs) Michael Miller
Three Concentrations Minister Mentor Mobilize
Four Objectives for EVERY student on campus Loved Prayed for daily Prayed with Discipled
Minister How?- SMALL GROUPS Every on-campus student is in a small group with a designated Prayer Leader.
Liberty University Parents’ Development Board Director of PDB Ashleigh Streeter
Liberty University Parents’ Development Board serves the University by helping enrich the education and experience of its students
Parents’ Development Board (PDB) What is the Parents’ Development Board? –a way to stay involved –made up of dedicated Liberty parents who represent all Liberty parents and serve as leaders on and off of the Liberty University campus –commit their energies to aid in fund- raising efforts for the University –offers a unique, interactive stewardship opportunity, allowing parents to have an impact on the lives of current students
Parents’ Development Board (PDB) What is Expected of PDB Members? –Commit to the future of the Liberty University PDB by serving a two-year term, with consecutive terms by invitation only –Serve as an ambassador by developing a working knowledge of Liberty University to promote the University to alumni, friends and potential students – Commit to an annual gift to the Parents’ Fund
Parents’ Development Board (PDB) What is Expected of PDB Members? cont. –Participate in the Liberty Family Reach Out program, conducted each fall and spring by PDB members, linking members with freshman families –Attend two meetings annually One the Friday of Parents’ Weekend One on a Saturday in the Spring
Parents’ Development Board (PDB) Benefits –many opportunities the Board offers – from hearing a variety of speakers, to visiting with Liberty administrators, staff and faculty, to special events and much more –Yet, many believe the greatest benefit is the close connection you will have with Liberty and ability to impact student life
Does Liberty recommend a specific computer? What type of Internet connection will be available? What about virus and spyware protection? Are there any requirements to get online? Where can students go for help? What cell phone service should they have?
Does Liberty recommend a specific computer? Educational discount – appr. 15% off retail price 3 year onsite warranty & 3 year accidental damage protection On-campus computer service center with full support – both hardware and software Light & thin – easy to carry to class
What type of Internet connection will be available? All dorms have both wired and wireless Wired: OC3 connection (155.52 Mbs/second) Wireless: 802.11b/g
Liberty University Resident Student Advocate Office TO CONNECT students and parents with existing Liberty support services that will provide additional assistance needed for degree completion. TO SUPPORT your student if they have gone through all the customary operating procedures, but have not been able to resolve particular challenges. Your student’s advocate will proactively pursue resolutions, help explain policies, and seek out new solutions to your student’s challenges. TO SUCCEED in college and in life is the goal of each student. By evaluating the student body of Liberty University, the advocates understand trends and risk factors that would affect students and their goals to graduate from Liberty. They proactively work with the students to help them reach their goals.
Liberty University Resident Student Advocate Office 434-582-7200 firstname.lastname@example.org www.liberty.edu/SAO Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, ET Campus North, Rm. 2668
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Parent Resources Please stop by our table in front of room or in hallway to pick up our handouts. Remember - books for recommended reading are available in the LU bookstore. There is a 10%discount coupon in your student’s packet.
Plan now to join us in the fall for our annual Family Weekend! September 28-29 2007 Many fun activities are being planned just for YOU and your family! Saturday Morning Meet & Greet with Faculty/Staff Football Game and BBQ Dinner Friday night family dinner in Pate Chapel at TRBC Ice Skating in LaHaye Ice Rink, Family Movie Night, a Family Pool Party and much more! ONLINE REGISTRATION will begin late July ! Please check parent website periodically! Make your hotel reservation NOW at www.liberty.edu/parents Ask for special LU rates! Hotel link is on the parent website! Parent Programs Office
The Importance of Prayer There are Offices and People who are here to care for your students while at Liberty as well as care for you. The best way that we care for your students is that we pray for them This is also the best thing for you to do for your student while they are with us.
The Importance of Prayer Remember our goal: that EVERY student is prayed for.
Ministry of Prayer Colossians 1:9-11 “ 9 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
Colossians 1: 9-11 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Colossians 1: 9-11 “ 11 strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;
KNOW the WILL of GOD WALK will be Worthy (pleasing) before the Lord WORK will be productive (fruitful) for the Lord WISDOM will increase about God
will WITHSTAND TRIALS AND TEMPTATIONS WITNESS for the Lord will be Strong WORSHIP of the Lord will be Powerful
Every day, every student is prayed for by name and by need and with a Scriptural prayer request.
Seven things to pray for your student… They will know the WILL of GOD WALK will be Worthy WORK will be productive WISDOM will increase about God they will WITHSTAND TRIALS and TEMPTATIONS WITNESS will be strong WORSHIP will be powerful
Parent Programs Office Thank you for Joining us today! God Bless you and your student!
Plan now to join us in the fall for our annual Family Weekend! September 28-29 2007 Many fun activities are being planned just for YOU and your family! Saturday Morning Meet & Greet with Faculty/Staff Football Game and BBQ Dinner Friday night family dinner in Pate Chapel at TRBC Ice Skating in LaHaye Ice Rink, Family Movie Night, a Family Pool Party and much more! ONLINE REGISTRATION will begin late July ! Pleaec check parent website periodically! Make your hotel reservation NOW at www.liberty.edu/parents Ask for special LU rates! Hotel link is on the parent website! Parent Programs Office