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The Clarion University Parent Council (CUPC)

promotes positive relationships between CUPC members and the university and creates a support/outreach network for their concerns. The organization assists CUPC members with the transition from high school to college as well as helping to inform parents/families of prospective, current, and formers students of Clarion University activities and programs. The organization supports the mission of Clarion University and the Clarion University Foundation, Inc.

How can the council help me?

The council acts as a conduit for CUPC members and the university community by providing resources and information on  university programs and events.

Members of the Council

Parents/guardians of Clarion University students are automatically members of the CUPC.

CUPC GOverning Board

The CUPC consists of the chair, co-chair, treasurer, Special Events Committee, Parent-to Parent and Communications Committee.

Description of Governing Board

Chair Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all subcommittees and ensure they are fulfilling their responsibilites

  • Serve as liaison to the Alumni Association

Co-Chair Responsibilities:

  • Assist the chair in the organization of CUPC meetings

  • Assume the role of chair in his/her absence

  • Planning committee for the CUPC spring orientation

Treasurer Responsibilities:

  • Prepare reports of financial activity for each meeting

  • Work closely with the Clarion University Foundation, Inc.

Special Events Committee:

  • Advise in Planning the Move-in-Day picnic, parent events during orientation, the Parent Council reception on Family Day, and Autumn Leaf Festival and Homecoming.

Parent-to-Parent Committee:

  • Develop communication networks for CUPC members to exchange information

  • Address concerns individually

  • Coordinate parent volunteers for orientation and recruiting sessions.

Communication Committee:

  • Provide CUPC members with updates of important events and activities taking place with the CUPC and at Clarion University by providing articles for the CUPC Newsletter and Clarion and Beyond and by assisting the Transitions Office