Welcome to the Eagle family!

We are excited that you and your student are a part of the community here at UWL and want to tell you about some ways that you can be involved in their experience on-campus.

As a parent/guardian of a UWL student, you are automatically a member of the Parent Association. You also have the opportunity to apply to be a part of the Parent Advisory Board or serve as a Parent Ambassador. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Parent Advisory Board is a group of current parents who are committed to investing in UWL and its future by serving in an advisory capacity as we prepare our students for lifelong success. Members of the Parent Advisory Board serve in a leadership role through participation and service. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Parent Ambassadors have the opportunity to volunteer at events for their fellow parents as well as for newly admitted students/families.

Through your active engagement, you are making a direct impact on your student’s experience at UWL.

Parent leaders are an integral component of the vibrant experience we offer our students, and parent engagement is critical as our students seek internships and embark on meaningful careers after graduation.

We would like to encourage you to be a part of the experience and apply today!

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Parent Advisory Board is a group of current parents/guardians who are committed to investing in UWL and its future as we prepare our students for lifelong career success. Members of the Parent Advisory Board play a leadership role through participation and service. Through your active engagement, you are making a direct impact on your student’s experience.

Parent Advisory Board Members will:

  • Solicit and provide regular feedback on behalf of UWL parents and families to the University regarding programs and student activities to enhance and improve the student experience
  • Encourage and support maximum parent and supporter involvement in UWL activities
  • Support student and family programs through contribution via volunteering, talent, and/or philanthropy
  • Guide and provide feedback on communication between the University, Parents, and Supporters
  • Assist the University in identifying and cultivating Parents, Supporters, and others to support the mission of the University

Requirements:

  • Have at least one student currently enrolled at UWL
  • Serve a one year renewable term, meeting bi-monthly (virtually) and in-person during Family Weekend
  • Share personal expertise/skills
  • Represent council at events and connect with other parents

Apply for the Parent Advisory Board here.

Additional roles within the Parent Advisory Board are listed here.

Parent Advisory Board Expectations and Benefits.

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Parent Ambassadors are a group of current parents/guardians who are committed to investing in UWL and its future as we prepare our students for lifelong career success. Ambassadors are an invaluable peer resource to fellow and prospective UWL families and help build community with each other and the institution. Through your active engagement, you are making a direct impact on your student’s experience at UWL. Ambassadors have the option to participate in varied activities based on their interest, skillset, and/or values.

Parent Ambassadors will:

  • Inform parents about UWL and engage them in the UWL community
  • Share insight, practical knowledge, and enthusiasm with current and prospective UWL parents
  • Help increase parent involvement by providing feedback and suggestions to the UWL Parent Advisory Board
  • Participate in campus events and create a welcoming environment

Requirements:

  • Have at least one student currently enrolled at UWL
  • Commit to a one year renewable term
  • Participate during Family Weekend

Apply for the Parent Ambassador Program here.

Possible volunteer opportunities listed here.

Parent Ambassador Expectations and Benefits.