Parent Council

Parent CouncilThe Parent Council is a group of parent ambassadors
who facilitate the advancement of Sacred Heart through philanthropic support and active engagement in the life of the University. Members share a common interest in strengthening Sacred Heart’s academic mission and reputation and, in doing so, they enhance the student experience overall. Being part of the Parent Council is a wonderful way to participate in your child’s education and to network with other SHU parents.

Parent Council members lead by example, demonstrating their support of Sacred Heart University through:


  • Making annual leadership gifts of $2,500 or more in support of the University’s priorities 


  • Participating in two meetings each academic year, one in the fall during Family Weekend and one in the spring semester, to learn about developments affecting students, provide feedback to the administration and participate in broadening relationships to support the University
  • Hosting or attending receptions, including Summer Send-Offs to welcome incoming students and parents to the SHU family
  • Making welcome phone calls and emailing freshmen families from your geographic area

Career Development

  • Providing career development and networking opportunities for SHU students and alumni

Graduation Cap

Benefits of joining the Parent Council include:

  • Invitations to a special reception with President Petillo during Family Weekend and other events throughout the year
  • VIP seating at Commencement
  • Networking with other SHU parents
  • Recognition in Sacred Heart University’s annual Donor Honor Roll

Ralph and Margaret Mucerino“Sacred Heart’s family spirit drew us to the Parent Council. We were so excited about the school’s environment that we wanted to be part of it. By joining the Parent Council, we get to interact with other parents, faculty and administrators. As council members, we can channel our excitement for SHU in a way that truly benefits the student experience.”
–Ralph and Margaret Mucerino P ’19, Parent Council Chairs



Involvement with the Parent Council

To discuss involvement with the Parent Council, please contact Kierran Broatch at 203-396-8272 or or fill out the form below.

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