Parents & Families
Welcome to Saint Joseph's
Saint Joseph’s University will quickly become a home away from home for your student, and we hope it will also be a community you will be proud to take part in.
Role of Parents & Families
You have an important role in the life of your Saint Joseph's student. You're their coach, their role model. The best way to provide support is by listening to them, empowering them to take personal responsibility for their academics, relationships and all aspects of their lives, and guiding them to use the resources available to them at the University.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. More information related to FERPA at Saint Joseph's University can be found on the Registrar's site.
Visiting Saint Joseph’s
Throughout the year, Saint Joseph's University comes together to celebrate our community. We encourage families to deepen their connection to Saint Joseph's University by attending events on our Hawk Hill and University City campuses. Meet our faculty and administration, attend student performances or athletic games and get a glimpse into your student’s daily life. In addition to HawkFest, parents and families are invited to all other Saint Joseph’s events.
Your Student, Our Focus
Unique College Experience
Parents' Leadership Council
The Parents' Leadership Council (PLC) is a select group of parents who together play a leadership role at Saint Joseph’s University. PLC members are University ambassadors, representing Saint Joseph’s through a variety of outreach activities.