George Fox University values the parents, siblings, grandparents and other supportive family members who have stood by our students. You have all played a role in helping our students move toward independence and prepare for this pivotal time in life — college.
In the next few years, the university will be partnering with you as your student takes significant steps toward learning, discovering vocational direction, growing spiritually, and developing life and decision-making skills.
How can you best support your student during these years?
Stay connected to the university
- Join the Parent Council to support George Fox students behind the scenes
- Attend university events designed especially for parents
- Read the monthly Parent Perspectives e-newsletter
Support your student’s steps toward responsibility
- Remind them about campus support resources
- Advise them toward good health habits like eating right and getting enough sleep
- Direct them to advocate for themselves on campus
Be a listening ear and offer positive encouragement
- Be a sounding board for your student and provide perspective
- Tell your student you believe in his or her decision-making skills and ability to find answers to their questions on campus
- As much as possible, avoid the practice of solving your student's problems on campus
During Welcome Weekend, a parent track has been scheduled. At Welcome Weekend, you will learn more about the college transition and how it impacts students and parents. You will find it to be a valuable investment of your time and a great beginning for your relationship with George Fox University.
As part of Welcome Weekend, there will be a breakfast reception with President Baker on Friday, Aug. 30. The reception is a complimentary event for the first 100 parents (this is not an event for students) who sign up.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 503-554-2310