Rhodes College depends heavily on input and contributions from parents to maintain the excellence of its programs. The Parent Council is comprised of 40 households who are members of The Charles E. Diehl Society or The Red and Black Society.
The Parent Council strives to increase parent involvement in the mission of Rhodes through three direct measures:
- Increasing the financial capabilities of Rhodes by soliciting unrestricted gifts from parents of Rhodes students and alumni
- Involving parents in admissions recruiting, establishing internships for current students, hiring alumni, 参加职业关系网
- Providing feedback and voicing the concerns and opinions of parents
Members of the Parent Council are invited to campus twice yearly, 在秋天的父母周末, 二月再次. During each weekend the Council has the opportunity to visit with their students, but also to learn the latest information about the college from faculty and staff, provide important feedback to administration and enjoy the camaraderie of other Rhodes parents from across the country.