BE Involved, Connected, Impactful.

“I enjoyed learning about my son’s university and developing a connection to the institution. I felt that my involvement in the parents council helped me communicate and relate to my son while he attended Longwood.” – Alison K.

Your student has no doubt become more independent now that they're in college, but they still need your involvement and support. The Longwood Parents Council is one way to stay connected to your student while giving them the space they need to stretch their wings.

Council members also have special access to campus activities, giving them an insider's perspective on the Longwood student experience and the opportunity to provide input.

“Parent's Council provides a different perspective of things happening at the University. College is an investment and having a say in things that impact the campus community is an honor. The opportunity to interact with faculty and staff has been such a privilege.” –Kathleen G.

Join Today!

All parents and guardians of current Longwood students are eligible to apply for membership in the Parents Council.

Apply Now

A member of the council will contact you once your application is reviewed.



Each year, your annual gift will make possible initiatives that Longwood students are passionate about. Since it was created in 2009, the Longwood Parents Council has provided more than $86,000 of additional funding to the Longwood community for activities and projects including:

  • Operation Smile
  • Ready for Ready Readers
  • Digital Citizenship Week
  • Canine for Compassion
  • Longwood's Got Talent


Membership Options

Contribution to the Council Fund

Council members participate in establishing and assuming the responsibility of meeting the monetary goal of the Fund based on their respective giving level, with contributions made during the respective fiscal year (1 July – 30 June)

  • Elwood Emeritus Tier
  • Gray Tier Donor Families
    $250 or more
  • Blue Tier Executive Committee Families
    $500 or more

All Gray Tier, Blue Tier, and Elwood Emeritus Tier donors shall enjoy the following benefits:

  1. Opportunity to directly benefit student learning and student services at the University
  2. Presentations and programs by the University that provide in-depth information regarding various academic, cultural, social, and sports activities at Longwood
  3. Invited to a special annual reception with senior members of the Longwood administration hosted by W. Taylor Reveley IV.
  4. Receive the University discount rate Weyanoke Hotel and advance booking when available
  5. A Lancer Card will be provided to each Parents Council family to obtain access to the visitor parking in the Brock Hall garage
  6. A dedicated email address where you can offer your questions and comments throughout the year

In addition, Blue Tier Families also receive the following benefits:

  1. Special seating accommodations and parking at commencement for those who contributed $500 or more to the Parent’s Fund annually for three of the four years the student is enrolled at Longwood (or two years for students that transfer to Longwood), including the final year of enrollment at Longwood
  2. Opportunity to reserve rooms at the Hotel Weyanoke for graduation prior to reservations being open to the wider community
  3. Invited to participate in campus programs such as New Student Orientation, Admitted Students Day and Family Weekend, and you'll help host campus events.


Parents Council

Office of Enrollment Management and Student Success

(434) 395-2944