All parents or legal guardians of students currently enrolled in the University are invited to join the Tennessee Tech University Parent Association. Membership for the TTUPA comes in three different forms. Take a moment to review the three types before signing up below.
TTUPA Membership Options
·New member tote filled with Parent Association goodies (SOAR Only)*
·Student is eligible for one of five $500 scholarships
·Receive eBlast and newsletter communications throughout the year
·Invitation to Scholarship Dinner during Family Weekend
·Invitation to Parent Association regional social events
·Access to the Parent Helpline from 8:00am - 4:30pm Central Time during regular campus hours (excludes holidays)
·TTUPA Graduation Cord for Student**
·Yearly Calendar (upon renewal)
|Purple memberships are valid for one year and renewable each September.|
Purple benefits listed above
·Member Recognition Decal
·Automatically receive the updated Parent and Family Calendar each year
·Two 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 TTU. Each student's enrollment MUST overlap. Membership will expire once the member's last student graduates.|
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 TTU regardless of a gap between enrollment. Legacy members MUST update their membership information when each new student enrolls at TTU.|
In addition to these benefits, we have found that students whose parents are members of the association are more likely to stay enrolled at TTU. The Fall 2008, 2009, and 2010 freshman cohorts combined to show a 4-8% increase in freshman to sophomore retention compared to the university weighted average of 72% for all freshmen.
*TTUPA totes ONLY available if member signs up at SOAR (Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration). **TTUPA Graduation Cords will be awarded to active member's students prior to commencement.