Resources for Family Members
Parents and family members play a very significant role in their students' educational
experience. Illinois Wesleyan University views our relationship with parents and
family members as a partnership in supporting the academic and personal success of
students. Family members should help students understand the importance of taking
ownership for their own academic and personal success. Students at IWU are expected
to contact campus resources themselves when they have questions and concerns, especially
involving academic advising. IWU views students as responsible, independent, young
adults who are learning and developing throughout their college experience.
Parents and other family members can help facilitate healthy development in their
students by understanding this relationship, being knowledgeable about campus resources
as well as policies and procedures, providing information to their students about
how to be successful at IWU, and expecting their students to take an active role themselves
in their experience at IWU.
The following are helpful resources for family members: