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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 are now open! Please submit your application by August 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. to be considered.

Give to support VCU students in crisis

The VCU Student Emergency Fund 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 and select VCU Student Emergency Fund from the drop-down menu.

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:

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!

Stay Informed

Like the VCU Families Facebook Page

Read the Parent and Family Blog

Sign up for the monthly newsletter, Ram Family Update

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