Parents Board Application

The Bucknell Parents Association Board of Directors is an advisory board comprised of current parents representing various states throughout the country. The Parents Board distinguishes itself from other schools by offering six distinct committees that focus attention on topics essential to Bucknell's intention to provide students with the premier undergraduate experience in American higher education.


Applications will be accepted from July 1, 2014 - January 9, 2015. The next Board term begins the following April. We are currently accepting applications from parents with students in the Classes of 2017 and 2018.


1. Review the Parents Board Member Expectations (see Board meetings take place on campus twice a year (each fall over Family Weekend and each spring over Admissions Day). Meetings are held all day Friday and a half day on Saturday. Members are expected to attend ALL meetings and financially support the Parents Fund annually.

2. Make a list of prior or current professional and/or volunteer experience. You will be asked to describe any volunteer board experience you have and the areas in which you focused your work as part of your rationale for Parents Board membership.

3. Decide who from your family will be applying. Members must be able to honor the time commitments specified in the Parents Board Member Expectations referenced above. One or both parents may apply to serve on the Board. Be sure to indicate on your application that you are applying as one or both parents.

4. Review the Parents Board committee descriptions (see You'll be asked to choose two to three committees where you can be of the most service to Bucknell. Describe why you are interested in serving on a particular committee and how your prior experience will enhance the work of the committee.