Parents of a Current Student
Student & Parent Advocate Provides Valuable Service
The Office of Student Success and Retention is dedicated to making the student experience successful and to partnering with parents to get the best result for their student. Attending a university requires students to have a certain level of knowledge before they can participate fully and benefit from higher learning.
Whether a student's concern is academic, personal, or financial, the director is here to assist all students. The goal of Trine university is to have every student develop a sense of belonging and to feel welcome on and off Trine ’s campus. This office maintains an open-door policy with students, and the director acts as a liaison for students who might need assistance.
Information for Parent and Guardian
Parents, communication is key. Each semester Director Deborah McHenry corresponds with parents on a number of topics to keep parents and guardians informed and maintain an open line of communication. Parents can expect a friendly, immediate response to inquiries. Whether it’s between students and their parents or between the University and parents, this office acts as a liaison to get results. If you have questions or concerns, Deborah McHenry is available to talk with you. Collaborating across campus for parents and students for positive outcomes is the primary focus of this office. Please don't hesitate to call toll-free at 800.347.4878, or e-mail McHenry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authorization Release WaiverThe Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits the release of student information to anyone without authorization from the student. As part of the academic support system in place at Trine, freshmen voluntarily sign this waiver. This waiver is available to all Trine University students. Parents must make the initial contact and request an academic progress report. The Director will contact the students professors for an academic progress report. If the student does not have a waiver on file the director can not discuss the student's academic progress with parents. This waiver is valid for one academic year. Please click this link for a printer-friendly copy.
Spring Semester 2013 Mini-Calendar
Information for the new February Newsletter
Please note the contents in the attached Campus Link newsletter may not specifically apply to Trine University.
The Campus Link newsletter is an excellent resource to keep up-to-date on events and happenings on campus and also offers parents sound advice. The seasonal student issue for the February newsletter addresses the following topics: difficulty getting into study mode, things becoming routine, cabin fever and burnout and pressures to figure out living plans for next year. The February newsletter also highlights choosing a major, seeking an Internship or figuring out Spring Break.
The February issue of the Trine University Campus Link newsletter.
Office of Student Success & Retention Director
Student and Parent Advocate
260.665. 4283 Fax