Parent & Family Programs

Greetings from Parent & Family Programs!

You are committed to helping your son or daughter achieve success in college, and so are we. We believe that connected, well-informed parents are vital to NSU's success.

At Northeastern State University, the administration, faculty and staff work together to help each student identify individual educational and career goals and engage in college experiences that prepare them to become successful, productive citizens. Check the resources available on our campus to assist your student learn and develop during the next several years. We are a partner in helping your student achieve self-advocacy and problem-solving skills and we are available to suggest resources and answer your questions.


The mission of the NSU Parent & Family Programs is to engage
 families as partners in education with the NSU Community and to provide 
resources to all NSU parents to aid in supporting student success.

Program Goals

  • Educate students and families on student growth and networking 
patterns through college years.

  • Foster partnership with families in providing a quality 
educational experience that supports student success
  • Promote programs and services that best meet the needs of 
students and their families
  • Support and encourage members to be informed, effective 
ambassadors for NSU in their local communities.

  • Become a financially self-sustaining program by obtaining external 
funding resources through donations, grants, and Parent & Family Programs 
Become a nationally recognized Parent & Family Programs for regional 
institutions across the United States.
  • Aid in university recruitment efforts through parent support.

  • Serve as a central hub for fielding inquiries and problem solving for parents.

  • Obtain input from parents on university policies and procedures.

Parent & Family Association

The Parent & Family Association is designed to provide a formal organized
 outlet for parents and families to engage in the university experience through
 network with other parents and campus community at a deeper level than 
the general population.

Members of the Parent & Family Association will 

  • Email updates to upcoming events, deadlines and other relevant information.
Access to e-newsletters.
Retail discounts to the RiverHawk Shoppe, community and more.
  • Parent & Family Program promotional
 items like decals, stickers, t-shirts and more.
  • Invitations to special events for Parent & Family Association members.
Reserved seating or discount tickets for university events such as
 Sequoyah Institute, concerts, summer shows and athletic events.

  • Opportunities to volunteer with programs and activities involving
 their students.