Parent and Family Resources

As a family member of a GCU student, you are now officially part of our extended Lope family. The role you have in the life of your student over their college career plays an integral part in the success they will have on campus. College is a time of growth in terms of your student’s academic pursuits, personal development and spiritual formation — and we want to partner with you in that endeavor.

Throughout your student's time at GCU, our office can offer support and provide you with resources to stay connected. We encourage you to take part in events tailored just for you. To stay informed, be sure to read the monthly Lope Family Newsletter, 'like' the GCU Lope Family Facebook page and participate in a Lope Family Group near you. To be even more involved, apply to be part of our Parent Council in the spring.

We pray that this year brings many blessings and we look forward to seeing you on campus.

-Robyn Hord
Parent and Family Programs Coordinator


Giving Opportunities

Philanthropy plays a vital role in making an exceptional student experience possible for current and future Lopes. We know a portion of your heart is here with us in the form of your son or daughter, and it is our privilege to partner with you to make sure your student has the most amazing college experience. Visit GCU Giving to learn more about how you can support the programs most important to you and your student.

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Homecoming Family Weekend

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Homecoming Family Weekend is a great opportunity for parents and families to visit their students and see our beautiful, growing campus. We plan fun activities your family can enjoy together as you experience Lope Life in the spring!

Watch for Homecoming Family Weekend 2022 details in the Lope Family Newsletter and on the Lope Family Facebook page.

Fuel for Finals

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At the end of each semester, we sponsor Fuel for Finals, a drop-in event where students can receive prayer and encouragement from GCU families as they prepare for final exams.

Sign-ups will be collected each semester through the Lope Family Newsletter.

Lope Family Groups

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A Lope Family Group is a great way to connect with other GCU families in your area. Groups meet monthly to pray, pack care packages or serve the community.

To join a Lope Family Group, view the current list and sign up.

Serve the City

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Every spring, families and students have the opportunity to serve the Canyon Corridor community surrounding GCU through a half-day service project. Details for the next Serve the City event will be included in the Lope Family Newsletter once available.

Parent Council

Parent Council is comprised of parent volunteers who serve as liaisons to GCU by representing and expressing views of parents to the administration, while also communicating university goals and plans to parents. The Parent Council meets on campus twice per year with the goal of serving parents and their students, participating as volunteers during university events or programs and helping to generate ideas for parent and family programming.

Applications for Parent Council open every spring. Details for applying will be communicated through the Lope Family Newsletter.

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Meet the Parent Council

Kimberley Bailey

Tracy Bartholomew
Watsonville, CA
[email protected]

Kimberley Bailey

Jason Damkoehler
Bloomington, IL
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Kimberley Bailey

Nancy Damkoehler
Bloomington, IL
[email protected]

Michelle Everitt

Michelle Everitt
Urbandale, IA
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Anita Luster
Wakarusa, IN
[email protected]

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Fred Luster
Wakarusa, IN
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Casey Mayben
Glendale, AZ
[email protected]

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Jackie McCormick
Peoria, AZ
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Ernest Garza
Mary McNeil
Hawthorne, CA
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Stephanie Parkison
Stacie Sanger
Valley Center, CA
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Audrey Schroth
Placentia, CA
[email protected]

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Josh Schroth
Placentia, CA
[email protected]

Stephanie Parkison
 Le Var Seymore 
Avondale, AZ
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Stephanie Parkison
Becky Swelland
Farmington, MN
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Mary Beth Tack
Kelso, WA
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Connect

For all the latest updates and campus happenings, stay connected to your Lope Family by liking our Facebook page.

GCU parents are automatically opted-in to receiving the Lope Family Newsletter during your student's enrollment process. You can add additional family or friends by completing this form.

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