LSU Family Council Committees

Each LSU Family Council member is asked to serve on one of three committees:

Emergency Support Fund Committee

The Student Emergency Support Fund benefits students in need of support for emergency situations. The fund has helped students who have experienced total loss due to fires, tragic/unexpected death of a parent/family member, and sudden loss of employment. LSU Family Council members serving on this Committee review Emergency Support Fund applications and provide a recommendation on funding to Student Affairs staff via email within 24 hours.

Family Association Scholarship Committee

Since 2010, the LSU Family Association has awarded more than $113,000 in scholarships to students of Family Association members. The Family Scholarship Fund helps alleviates financial burdens on students with a $1,000 scholarship funded by the annual Tiger Talk Phone Campaign as well as through individual donations. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need (including other financial aid awards received), involvement, leadership and/or service in the LSU community. LSU Family Council members serving on this Committee participate in the (second round) selection process by reviewing applicant responses to two short essay questions and submitting scores and recommendations to Student Affairs staff via email.

Development Committee

The goal of the Development Committee is to increase financial support to Student Affairs by increasing annual fund revenue for the Student Life Experience Fund, LSU Family Association, and other division-wide initiatives to enhance student success. LSU Family Council members serving on this Committee make a leadership gift of $2,500 or more, attend events and receptions, and call LSU parents to educate them about the importance of philanthropy and invite them to make a gift to the University. Committee members also meet with the director of development for Student Affairs as a group at fall and spring Council meetings.