Get Involved PGS

Get Involved in Your DU Community

Pioneer parents are encouraged to become involved with the University of Denver not just as witness to your child's experience, but also as donors and volunteers. There are many opportunities for you to take an active role in our diverse and vibrant University community. Find the place that best fits you.

Parent Leadership Council
The University of Denver's Parent Leadership Council (PLC) fosters a meaningful community for families with a shared vision for philanthropy and engagement that elevates DU's global reputation, advises the Chancellor and DU leadership on important matters, and ensures that DU remains a premier 21st century institution of higher education. In addition to advocating for DU's mission and serving as ambassadors, PLC families are expected to contribute to DU's academic, student or community programs with an annual minimum gift of $10,000. For more information on the PLC please click here.

University of Denver Parents Program
Sponsored by the division of campus life and inclusive excellence, Parent & Family Engagement facilitates communication and acts as a liaison between the University and parent community, develops relationships with campus partners to enhance the experience of DU families, and creates ways for parents and families to become engaged with the campus community. We invite all families to join the Parent & Family Association, which supports our newsletter Parents@DU, special discounts during Parents Weekend, and several benefits of membership. Read more about joining the Parent & Family Association at

Parents are encouraged to engage with the University community and other DU parents by volunteering during events and joining our quarterly meetings by video conference or in the conference room on campus. Details about the meeting dates and times will be communicated by email to all families via the Parent & Family Newsletter. If you are not receiving the newsletter, please email to be added to our list.

Career and Professional Development
The University of Denver has many opportunities for you and your company to get involved and connected to our community. One great way to provide support is to post internship and/or job opportunities for DU students and alumni to view. For more information simply email or call our Employer and Industry Engagement Team at 303.871.2150. Another great way to engage is to share your career experience and expertise with students by signing up as a career volunteer on AlumniFire, the online platform for DU students to connect with alumni and parents for career support. Simply visit to sign up!