The purpose of the Parent Council is to foster communication between the University and parents in order to improve the quality of the university experience for Biola students and their parents. Council members will serve as liaisons, reflecting the views of the parents to the administration, and communicating with parents about the goals and plans of the University. Additionally, members will serve as representatives of the University to prospective students and their families to support the recruiting efforts of the University.

Service Opportunities:

  • Attend all Parent Council Meetings on campus at your own expense (3 times a year, during Opening Weekend in August, Biola Weekend in October and Grandparent's Day in March)

  • Attend Opening Weekend events and staff the Registration Booth each August on campus

  • Attend Biola Weekend events each October on campus

  • Participate in the Spring Calling Campaign and call 10 parents of prospective students in your area (from your home)

  • Periodically write a message for the weekly e-mail as assigned by the Director of Parent Relations

How to apply:

Parents who have a love for God, an affinity for Biola and a desire to serve others are welcome  to apply to the Parents Council. We ask that new parents wait one year before applying, to allow your student and yourself the time to settle in and learn about Biola. Applications and references are accepted January 1 - June 1 for the upcoming fall semester. In June, applicants with completed references will be notified to schedule a phone interview. A decision regarding acceptance on the council will be determined by July 1, following the phone interview.

Biola University Parent Council Application

Biola University Parent Council Reference

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639