All parents or legal guardians of undergraduate students currently enrolled in the University are invited to join the Parent Association (TTUPA). Membership for the Parent Association comes in three different forms. Take a moment to review the types below before signing up.
New member tote filled with Parent Association goodies (orientation only)*
Student is eligible for one of eight scholarships
Receive eBlast and newsletter communications throughout the year
Invitation to Scholarship Dinner during Family Weekend
Invitation to Parent Association regional social events
TTUPA Graduation Cord for Student**
Yearly Calendar (upon renewal)
Purple memberships are valid for one year and renewable each May.
All Purple benefits listed above
Automatically receive the updated Parent and Family Calendar each year
Two (2) tickets to the Family Weekend football game
Gold memberships are active as long as the parent(s) have at least one child continuously enrolled at Tech. Each student's enrollment MUST overlap. Membership will expire once the member's last student graduates.
All Purple & Gold benefits listed above
$100 of membership dues goes towards scholarship fund
Member's name goes on scholarship donor list
Exclusive Family Weekend discounts with local businesses
Legacy memberships never expire and covers all members' students that enroll at Tech regardless of a gap between enrollment. Legacy members MUST update their membership information when each new student enrolls at Tech.
In addition to these benefits, we have found that students whose parents are members of the association are more likely to stay enrolled at Tech. The Fall 2014 & 2015 freshman cohorts combined to show a 3-6% increase in freshman to sophomore retention compared to the university weighted average of 74% for all freshmen.