Greetings, Sewanee Parents
Your family has joined a remarkable community—one that cherishes excellence in academics and a reverence for life in all its aspects—including sports, the arts, community outreach, and social activities. Being on The Mountain is just the beginning of a fellowship that will last a lifetime. We are all very blessed to share in the richness of the Sewanee experience.
There are wonderful opportunities for parents to become involved at Sewanee.
- Serve as a hometown recruiter, meeting and explaining Sewanee to prospective students and parents in your area. Contact Admission to see how you can help.
- Serve as a mentor to Sewanee students to give them the benefit of your professional experience and to counsel them in their career paths and job hunting. Many parents also utilize Sewanee summer interns in their own businesses, a great benefit to both you and the student. Several internships carry Sewanee-provided stipends for the students. Contact Career Services if you would like to participate in either of these programs.
- Support the Sewanee Annual Fund. The generous gifts of Sewanee families are a critical part of this vital resource. Last year the $3.7 million raised by the Annual Fund helped Sewanee continue to grow as an incomparable place of higher learning. Parents’ Council members gather in early December each year to conduct a Phonathon for the Annual Fund. If you have already given, thank you. If you have not yet done so, please visit Give Back to Sewanee to make a donation now.
The Sewanee Parents’ Council serves in an advisory capacity for the University. We meet on campus three times a year, and welcome your input on issues that need to be explored with the Administration. Parents’ Council members are available to help answer your questions, or to direct you to the appropriate person or office on campus. Our goal is to build up the connections between the constituency of parents and Sewanee, and to support the University’s mission of providing our sons and daughters with a superior undergraduate experience. If you would like to participate in the work of the Parents’ Council, we are eager to hear from you.
Year after year, Sewanee’s students build powerful bonds with each other and with this special place on The Mountain. We hope that you will find many opportunities to share the joy that those new relationships bring. Welcome to the Sewanee family!
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