Parent Association

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 Membership Registration - online form

Parent Association Membership Registration - paper form

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 parents@unt.edu. If you ever wish to be removed from our distribution list, simply send another e-mail to parents@unt.edu 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.

Executive Board

Parent Association Executive Board Members

Cindy Cravey

President

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.

Lesa Haskell

President-Elect

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.

Sharon Wainscott

Vice President

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.

Marcia Bailey

Secretary

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.

Darcy White

Treasurer

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.

Cindy Smith

Parliamentarian

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.

Tekesha Hubbard

Historian

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.

Tony Hill

Past-President

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

Meetings Minutes

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.

ByLaws & Standard Operating Procedures

Parent Association ByLaws (updated 4/26/14)

Parent Association Standard Operating Procedures (updated 9/20/14)

 

Green UNT Proud Parent Hoodie

Parent Association

Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirt, 7.8 oz

50/50 cotton/poly fleece, Front pouch pocket

Kelly Green w/White embroidery

UNT Baseball Cap

Khaki; Adjustable Fabric Closure with Buckle and Grommet

100% cotton

UNT Dad T-Shirt

100% pre-shrunk cotton

UNT Fleece Blanket

100% polyester

Currently available in black only.

UNT Grandparent T-Shirt

Charcoal

100% pre-shrunk cotton

UNT Parent Polo

Black

50% pre-shrunk cotton, 50% polyester

Parent Association Newsletters

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 parents@unt.edu

2014-2015

2013-2014

The deadline for the 2015-2016 Parent Association Draw Scholarship is April 1, 2016.

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.

Requirements for "Draw"/External Scholarship

  1. The student's parent or legal guardian must be an active member of the UNT Parent Association.
  2. The student must be enrolled the following fall and spring semester at UNT.
  3. The student must have completed at least one full semester at UNT.

The application will be available early spring semester.

Requirements for the Scholastic Scholarship

  1. The student's parent or legal guardian must be a current member of the UNT Parent Association.
  2. The student must be enrolled in the following fall and spring semesters at UNT.
  3. The student must have completed at least one full semester at UNT.
  4. The student must be enrolled full-time with a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  5. 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.

To apply for this scholarship, please click here.

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.

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.