Parent Association Membership
Why should you join the UNT Parent Association?
There are many benefits to joining the Parent Association, including
- 10% discount on all school supplies, clothing, and gifts at the UNT Bookstore (excludes textbooks and computer hardware and accessories.)
- Discount on Family Weekend
- Parent Calendar outlining important dates throughout the year
- Monthly electronic newsletters with important Parent Association news as well as university updates
Benefits for students include:
- Scholarships awarded each spring to students of Parent Association members.
- Roadside Assistance Program - Students of Parent Association members receive a booklet listing the names and phone numbers of Association members willing to be contacted if the student encounters problems while on the road. Participants in this program span the state of Texas as well other states.
- Finals goodie boxes which are distributed to students of Parent Association members at the end of the fall and spring semesters.
Become a member today and complete the membership registration online form below OR download the paper form, fill it out and mail it back to us with payment.
Annual memberships are good through August 31st and cost $70.00. Two-year memberships are available for $125. Lifetime memberships are available for $300 and, like the name says, lasts a lifetime. A portion of all memberships go towards scholarships.
Parent Association Newsletters
For the current and past issues of the Parent Association Newsletter, see the Newsletter Archive.
As a Parent Association member you are automatically signed up to receive detailed parent newsletters, university information, and other information specific only to Parent Association members.
If you are not a Parent Association member and would like to subscribe to our newsletter, simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you ever wish to be removed from our distribution list, simply send another e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line, "Unsubscribe."
Join the UNT Parent Association on Facebook!
Are you a parent or family member of a current or prospective UNT student? Join the conversation on the Mean Green Family facebook page.
Parent Association members are encouraged to join the closed facebook group for members only.
Parent Association Executive Board Members
The President shall preside at all meetings, appoint any necessary chairpersons, and perform all duties pertaining to the office as prescribed by Robert Rules of Orders, Newly Revised.
The President-Elect shall assist the President as required and in the absence of the President, shall perform all duties pertaining to that office. The President Elect will coordinate with the Division of Student Affairs Representative to secure volunteers for the finals goodie box stuffing, Sunday fun day, family weekend, and summer send off parties.
The Vice President shall be the chairperson of membership. The Vice President will be supported by the UNT Division of Student Affairs Staff Representative who will be responsible for processing and maintaining all membership records. In addition, the Vice President will solicit and coordinate the volunteers for parent orientation.
The Secretary shall keep a record of all actions taken at meetings of the Association and shall conduct and keep all correspondence of the UNT Parent Association, Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors as necessary. Minutes of all general meetings shall be posted on the Parent Association Web page.
The Treasurer shall work with the UNT Division of Student Affairs Representative to review the financial records of all transactions by the UNT Parent Association. The treasurer shall report their findings of the financial standing of the Association to the Executive Committee and membership at regular intervals.
The Parliamentarian shall insure that correct parliamentary procedure is used at all meetings. As Chairman of the Constitution/By-Laws committee, the Parliamentarian shall enforce and supervise revision of the Constitution and by-laws.
The Historian shall keep a history of the UNT Parent Association web-based site. The Historian shall be responsible for coordinating with the UNT Parents Association the web-based site. The Historian will verify and review all membership requests, publish pictures of UNT Parents Association events on the Facebook site, assist in monitoring appropriateness of all postings and bring attention to the UNT Parents Association if such postings are not appropriate.
The Past-President shall serve in an advisor capacity to the executive board.
About the Parent Association
The Parent Association is advised by the UNT Parent Programs staff:
Meetings & ByLaws
As stated in the by-laws of the Parent Association, "The general meetings of the UNT Parent Association shall be held in conjunction with Family Weekend in the fall and one meeting in the spring, as determined by the Executive Committee. Additional meetings may be called by the President as needed. All meetings will be held on the UNT campus unless otherwise directed by the Executive Committee."
Below are minutes from previous meetings.
- September 2015
- May 2015
- September 2014
- April 2014
- October 2013
- April 2013
- September 2012
- April 2012
- September 2011
- April 2011
- February 2011
- April 2010
- April 2010 Executive Meeting
- September 2009
- April 2008
- April 2007
- April 2006
- April 2005
ByLaws & Standard Operating Procedures
Parent Association ByLaws (updated 4/26/14)
Parent Association Standard Operating Procedures (updated 9/20/14)
Parent Association Scholarships
The UNT Parent Association awards scholarships in the spring semester each academic year. Two different types of scholarships are awarded—the Scholastic Scholarship and the Draw, or External Scholarship. The number of scholarships given in each category depends on the availability of funds with a minimum of five $500 scholarships awarded in the Draw category. For each recipient, the amount awarded is split evenly between the following fall and spring semesters. The scholarships are given to an undergraduate or graduate student who has attended one full semester at UNT. Summer sessions are not considered full semesters. Students may re-apply for the scholarships annually and students can receive a Parent Association scholarship multiple times during their collegiate experience at UNT. The only restriction being that students are not eligible to receive both the draw scholarship and the scholastic scholarship during the same academic year. The student may submit an application for both or just one as long as the requirements listed below are met.
- The student's parent or legal guardian must be an active member of the UNT Parent Association.
- The student must be enrolled the following fall and spring semester at UNT.
- The student must have completed at least one full semester at UNT.
- Deadline - April 1, 2016
|UNT Parent Association|
|Any/ student's parent or legal guardian must be a current member of the UNT Parent Association|
Minimum Cumulative GPA
|2.5 (with at least one full-time semester)|
High School Rank
Minimum Total Credit Hours Earned
Minimum Total Credit Hours Earned at UNT
|student must have completed at least one full semester at UNT|
|encouraged, but not required|
The student must meet the minimum entrance and academic performance standards of the SFAS. These standards can be found here or call 940-565-2302.
Deadline - March 1
Scholarship Submission Information
The Scholastic Scholarship application should be submitted via the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships office. The recipients of this scholarship are selected by the university scholarship committee and notification of this scholarship usually occurs near the end of April and the first of May.
External/ Draw Scholarship
The Draw Scholarship application should be submitted to Parent Programs, in the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs, located in the University Union, Suite 377. Draw Scholarship winners will be drawn by the Parent Association Executive Board and/or General Board and notified at approximately the same time as the Scholastic Scholarship recipients. The deadline for both the scholarships are noted on the application forms and above.
For other scholarship resources, please look at the UNT Student Financial Aid and Scholarships web site.