Each 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 experiencing total loss due to fires, tragic/unexpected death of a parent/family member, and sudden loss of employment. Members serving on this Committee review Emergency Support Fund applications and provide funding recommendations 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 through a $1,000 scholarship funded by an annual Tiger Talk phone campaign and 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. 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 for 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. 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.
I certify that I have read and understand expectations for LSU Family Council members, including the leadership gift of $1,000.