IC family members can assist students with their professional, academic, cultural, and social interests. Even if your student isn't interested in your career field, you can contribute to other students' education or be a resource for faculty research. Here are examples of ways to get involved with our students:
- Networking and mentoring: Share your experience with students and young alumni at a regional Network Night, or join the IC Mentoring Network, an online community that creates meaningful connections through mentoring, advising, and coaching.
- Admission: You may also help keep IC a strong, nationally recognized institution by encouraging talented, bright prospective students to visit, talk to current students, tour the campus, apply, and experience all that Ithaca has to offer.
- Academics: Offer your expertise as a speaker in a class or on a panel in a department related to your profession.
Visibility and Talent for Your Organization
When you're on campus, speak with students about your industry or your career path. If your organization offers job shadowing, internships, or entry-level opportunities, Career Services invites you to participate in our career fairs, recruiting programs, and online job postings.
Blue & Gold Society National Committee
Members of the Blue & Gold Society National Committee are dedicated parents and alumni who serve as ambassadors to the IC community and inspire gifts to the Parents Annual Fund and the IC Annual Fund. This enthusiastic group of volunteers meets during Family Weekend and holds a conference call in the spring to determine the best ways to get IC family members more philanthropically involved in the life of the college.
You're welcome to visit Ithaca College anytime! And we invite you to join us in the fall for Family Weekend, both during your student's first year and thereafter. The weekend allows you to take in the campus and the town, catch a glimpse of academic life, and spend some quality time with your family.
An e-newsletter is sent to every parent with an email address on file at IC. The quarterly issues report on the ins and outs of campus life: dates and deadlines, campus happenings, programs, and services. You can ensure you'll receive the e-newsletter by filling out the Parent Information Form.