Parents & Families.


Parents & Families

Welcome to the Drew University Family

From the moment of acceptance, your student became part of the Drew family—a close-knit, thriving community devoted to excellence in the liberal arts that offers opportunities to grow, learn, perform, inquire and flourish. Parents and families are an integral part of that community and we welcome your involvement.


You’re a Part of the Parents’ Association

All parents are automatically members of the Drew Parents’ Association and are invited to become involved in the life of the University by participating in campus and regional programs. There are no dues.

The Parents’ Council acts as the executive arm of the Parents’ Association to provide leadership and direction regarding parent relations. Volunteer members of the Parents’ Council focus on building connections and supporting our students by promoting communication among parents, serving as ambassadors to engage other parents and supporting programs and services that enhance the student experience through volunteer and other opportunities.

If you would like to learn more about the Parents’ Council or get involved, please contact Carol Bassie, director of Alumni and Parent Relations, or 973-408-3838.


Drew relies on the involvement of its alumni, parents and friends to support the development of campus, affinity and regional events that enrich the Drew community. Beyond giving, families demonstrate their commitment through volunteering. Learn more about some the many ways to contribute to Drew’s mission and enhance the experience of its outstanding students, its alumni and its parents and friends. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.

Volunteer Interest Form

Want to volunteer? Complete this form or contact us at or 973-408-3229.

Volunteer Interest Form

The Parents Fund

Since 1867, gifts from alumni, parents and friends have helped offset the gap between tuition revenues and the full cost of providing a Drew education. Gifts to the Parents Fund sustain and enhance the University’s commitment to the education of talented students and their development into thoughtful global citizens and effective future leaders, through an individualized education that includes exceptional faculty mentorship and experiential learning. Your gift is put to work immediately to ensure the best Drew experience for all students and is a wonderful way to show support for your student’s education.

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