The purpose of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Parents' Association is to cultivate a spirit of interaction between parents and University by:
Providing prayer support to the University.
Inviting input to the University's plans and direction.
Advising and assisting the Development Office in identifying and cultivating new sources of gift income.
Acting as ambassadors for the University in their local arenas.
Serving as a resource and portal for other parents to the University.
Evaluating University communication with parents.
Exploring whether the needs of MVNU students are being met.
All parents of current MVNU students are automatically members of the MVNU Parents' Association. Throughout this document the term "parent" shall mean parent or legal guardian.
Leadership of the Parents' Association is to be provided by a Parents' Council. This council will meet two times per year and include four parental groups from each class who serve one-year terms (renewable up to four years).
The considerations for membership are:
- Desire to serve and to partner in parent's Council activities.
- Geographic representation.
- Diversity in backgrounds.
- Ability to commit time and resources to the University.
- Evidence of interest in education in general and MVNU.
- Adherence to the university's standards and beliefs.
The term shall be from June 1 to May 31 each year. Freshman representatives will be chosen in the fall before Parents' Weekend