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Mission

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The mission of the Office of Parent and Family Affairs is to provide resources, services, and programs for parents and family members of undergraduate students that promote a constructive partnership to support student success. 

In an effort to enhance and strengthen the experience of students and their families, the Office of Parent and Family Affairs strives to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Serve as an advocate for parents/families and the University, both internally and externally, by facilitating communication and creating a climate that fosters mutual understanding;
  • Develop and implement programs and services that inform and educate parents and families about valuable resources, critical issues, and topics relevant to student success;
  • Design and sponsor programs that promote parent and family involvement in the life of the University and create opportunities for participation in their student's experience;
  • Provide revenue to support programs and services of the University of Maryland and the Division of Student Affairs.