Apply for the VCU Family Council

The VCU Family Council is an advisory board that serves the VCU Family Association, VCU students, and the University. Any family member of a current VCU student is eligible to apply for membership. This Council is responsible for advising the university on family programs and services. It serves as a bridge between the Family Association and VCU administrators to address concerns of VCU parents and families.

The Council informs members of the VCU Family Association of University happenings and family resources. They also guide family members toward increased support, understanding and enthusiasm for VCU and its mission.

The VCU Family Council is governed by active family volunteers selected to serve based on an application. The council communicates via teleconference, e-mail, and at on-campus meetings during the academic year. These volunteers serve as ambassadors of the university during major events and are contributors to any fund they choose that provides support to students.

For more information, please email

Applications for the VCU Family Council will be open April through August. Apply to be a part of the VCU Family Council today!

Give to support VCU students in crisis

The VCU Family Council is proud to support the VCU Student Emergency Fund which assists students and families experiencing crisis. This fund helps students stay in school and graduate when faced with accidents, illness, death, fire damage or unexpected homelessness. To give to the fund, please visit

Join the VCU Family Association

The VCU Family Association includes all parents and family members of VCU students. It is an organization with open and free membership which includes:

  • Access to the New Student and Family Programs office for navigation and resource help
  • Ongoing communication through the website, monthly electronic newsletters, daily blog posts, VCU Families app and social networks
  • Invitations to events such as Family Weekend and monthly opportunities to interact with faculty, staff, students, and other family members
  • Assistance on the VCU Family Helpline Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you already receive the monthly Ram Family Update electronic newsletter, you are part of the VCU Family Association. If you would like to connect to our resources please email us at to join in on the fun!