at the University of Illinois
The Dads Association was formed in 1922 for "the purpose of promoting the general welfare of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in cooperation with its faculty, staff, students, and parents." The Dads Association is an incorporated, nonprofit association and was one of the first parent organizations in the country.
When your student accepts admission to the University of Illinois, you are officially a member of the Dads Association. (Likewise, there is a Moms Association in which mothers are automatically a member when their student accepts admission.) There are a lot of ways to get involved once you become part of the University of Illinois community. Below you will find a list of ways to be involved in the Dads Association, information about Dads Weekend - which all Dads Association members and their families are invited to, and a list of the Awards that the Association gives out.
Also, the Illini Union Parent Programs Office teams up with the Dads and Moms Associations to provide you helpful information about the University, about dealing with the transistion of your student coming to college, and much more! The Dads Association wants you to enjoy these years as your student gets his or her education at the University of Illinois, and wants to provide you with the resources and opportunities to make it the best 4 (or more) years it can be!
Read below about more ways to get involved in the Dads Association!
- Board of Directors
Click to view the current list of the Dads Association Board of Directors. The Dads Association elects the Board of Directors at their Annual Meeting during each Dads Weekend.
Interested in serving on the Board of Directors? Click for a copy of the Nomination Form.
If you are interested in volunteering on campus, email email@example.com and we can give you more information about the available opportunities.
- County Representatives Listing
Click above to view the current list of county representatives by county and state. County Representatives are members of the Moms or Dads Associations who want become more involved by promoting the University of Illinois in their local community. Representatives throw care package making parties, football tailgates, speak to local high school about the University of Illinois, and so much more!
If you are interested in becoming a County Representative, email us your contact information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, visit our County Rep webpage for more information!
Dads Association Awards
Nomination forms for Dads Association awards are available on the Dads Weekend webpage, which is published in the summer before Dads Weekend.
- Dads Association Certificate of Merit
This annual award recognizes one Student, Faculty, Staff, and Registered Student Organization for their outstanding contributions to the University of Illinois community. Recipients receive a cash award, and are recognized at the Dads Weekend Annual Banquet.
- Dads Association Scholarships
Four $500 and $1,000 scholarships are awarded each January to a freshman, a sophomore, a junior and a senior at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.
- King Dad
King Dad is a student-nominated award created as an opportunity for students to show their appreciation for all that their father-figures do in their lives. Just as Dads Weekend honors all dads and father-figures, the King Dad award honors one father-figure in particular whose commitment to the University and his community stands out among the rest.
- Tuition Drawing
In collaboration with the Moms Association, each year two students' names are drawn during the Annual Moms and Dads Associations' Tuition Drawing. First place wins $10,000 toward applicable tuition and fees, and second place wins $5,000 toward applicable tuition and fees!
Dads Weekend Information
Dads Weekend 2012: November 9 - 11
The Dads Weekend webpage will be posted closer to Dads Weekend.