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Be a part of the CMC experience

Claremont McKenna College parents are an integral part of the College. Since 1946, parents have provided outreach to fellow current parents, parents of alumni, and incoming parents. The Parent Network provides a wonderful opportunity to get involved through on campus, local, and regional events.


The goal of parent volunteer efforts is, broadly, to enhance the CMC experience for students and their families – and more specifically, to provide opportunities for connecting parents with other parents, alumni, students, staff, and faculty in the CMC community. Available volunteer opportunities include:

Membership on the Parent Network Board – The Parent Network Board provides a forum for sharing experiences, activities, accomplishments, and overall campus life concerns, as well as general fellowship with other parents. The Board sponsors activities that provide parents with an opportunity to become more familiar with CMC’s educational mission and CMC’s administrators, faculty, students, alumni, and other parents. 

Admission Liaison Committee – Recruit on for CMC! Work with the CMC Office of Admission and attend college fairs and/or visit high school college counselors in your area to share information about CMC.

Career Services – Students are always eager to connect with CMC parents to discuss careers, employment, and internships. You can assist the Career Services Center in various areas: sponsor internships, take informational interviews with students to discuss your employment or graduate school experience and offer advice, identify employment opportunities, offer to present career workshops, conduct mock interviews with students, mentor a student, or hold an information session to get the word out about your organization. Partner with Career Services.

Communications Committee– Support the Parent Network communications efforts by researching and writing articles for the Parent Connection e-newsletter, and provide ideas and content for CMC’s Parent Network social media.

International Liaison Committee (I-Parent) – Serve as a parent-to parent resource, including a cultural/language bridge, and help with outreach to international parents in your area.

Jil Stark ’58 GP’11 Award Committee – Named in honor of Jil Stark ’58 GP’11 for her enormous generosity, commitment, and dedication to CMC, this award recognizes and honors parents who have contributed in a meaningful way to the mission of the College. Assist the committee in gathering nominations and presenting this award at Parents Weekend to the parent volunteer of the year.

Parents Fund Giving Committee – The Parents Giving Committee is sponsored by the Office of Annual Giving and functions in cooperation with the Parent Network Board as its primary fundraising committee. The main mission of the committee is to assist the College in its efforts to raise the vital funds that bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a CMC education. Volunteers are needed to serve on the Committee as well as make parent-to-parent solicitation calls.

Programs Committee – Assist with on-campus events such as Parents Orientation, Parents Weekend, and Inside CMC Day, and provide input for the programs and activities to be presented during these events.

Regional and Local Hosts – Serve as the parent host at regional events highlighting faculty members sponsored by the Alumni Association.

If you are interested in being involved, need more information or have a question, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement via email or phone (909) 621-8097.