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 sign up for the GCU Family Connection Portal 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.

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-Robyn Hord
Parent and Family Programs Coordinator

Family Weekend

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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 every October!

Fuel for Finals

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

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 With GCU CityServe

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On the last Saturday of every February, families and students have the opportunity to serve with GCU CityServe through a half-day service project.

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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Parent Council

Parent Council is comprised of parent volunteers who serve as liaisons to GCU. 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.

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Meet the Parent Council

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Pamela Benjamin
Vail, AZ
[email protected]

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Ernest Garza – Bilingual
Centennial, CO
[email protected]

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George Gramm
Gridley, IL
[email protected]

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Willow Gramm
Gridley, IL
[email protected].com

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Anita Luster
Wakarusa, IN
[email protected]

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Fred Luster
Wakarusa, IN
[email protected]

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Sandi Martin - Bilingual
Surprise, AZ
[email protected]

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Casey Mayben
Peoria, AZ
[email protected]

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Jackie McCormick
Peoria, AZ
[email protected]

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Diana Mena – Bilingual
Laveen, AZ
[email protected]

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Bonnie Nichols
Poway, CA
[email protected]

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Troy Nichols
Poway, CA
[email protected]

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Leslie Norman
Lakeville, MN
[email protected]

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Matt Norman
Lakeville, MN
[email protected]

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Bruce Ostermeyer
Lewis Center, OH
[email protected]

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Audrey Schroth
Placentia, CA
[email protected]

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Josh Schroth
Placentia, CA
[email protected]

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Mary Beth Tack
Kelso, WA
[email protected]

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Yolanda Williams
Artesia, CA
[email protected]

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