How can I get involved?
There are many ways you as parents can get involved, helping your children and the great institution they're attending:
1. Join the Parent Leadership Council (PLC). PLC members advocate for the school and its students, provide invaluable advice, and help raise money for the College. Learn more.
2. Register for the Family Network. Members of the Parent Network help new Roanoke grads prepare for the real world by assisting with advising, interviewing and providing internships. Register now.
3. Give to the Roanoke Rising campaign. Tuition only covers about 50% of what it actually costs to educate a student. The difference is provided by gifts from alumni, friends and parents. Roanoke Rising is an investment that makes it possible for students to receive a top-notch education that will benefit them throughout life. Give now.
4. Help set up internships for students. Internships are one of the best ways Roanoke students can prepare for a career. Offer one through an organization you run, or ask an organization you're involved with to consider offering one for a Roanoke student. Inquire here.
5. Spread the word. Tell friends, family and neighbors about Roanoke and the education your child is receiving. Like us on Facebook. Share your child's school photos and experiences on Instagram and Twitter.
6. Come and visit! Family Weekend is a great way to see for yourself what your child is doing, meet professors, advisors and coaches, and talk with Career Services about how you can help them prepare for employment or graduate school.
“We almost feel like we’re part of a family. It gives me comfort knowing that not only is my son getting a great education, but he’s in a place where people care about him.”
Jim Glascott, father of Ryan Glascott ’16