The Outstanding Parent and Family Relations Institutional Initiative Award

Student Success Parent and Family Relations
Application Deadline: October 16, 2020 | Award Type: knowledge community

This award recognizes an institution of higher education for achievements in the field of parent and family programs. Awards may be distributed in recognition of an innovative program, improved activities, outstanding assessment, promising practices, and/or enhanced services or communication with parents and families of undergraduate students. 

Questions: Please contact Jessica Gooch, Chair-Elect for Parent and Family Relations Knowledge Community at [email protected].



Presented By

Parent and Family Relations

Nomination Information

Nominated-programs must demonstrate a significant impact on the parent population and/or promote campus parent engagement. Additional consideration will be given to programs that specifically serve parents and families of current students (i.e. first-generation, non-English speaking, out-of-state, international, sophomore, etc.). Self-nominations are accepted. 

Nominators will submit:

  • Basic information about the nominee and the nominator;
  • A description of the program and its impact; and
  • A letter of support for the nominated program.


The award recipient will be recognized at the PFRKC Open Business Meeting held during the annual NASPA Conference. PFRKC strongly encourages nominations for the award from all corners of the NASPA organization both from the U.S. and our international ties. 


Current Winner:

Summer Send Offs Program - University of San Diego

 2018 Winner:

Navigate Webinar Series - Auburn University