For Parents

Parent Association

In recognition of the important role that each parent plays in his/her student's success, Cleveland State University proudly supports the CSU Viking Parent Association.

Led by Cleveland State University President Ronald Berkman's wife Patsy, this special network of parents help ensure that each CSU student has a rewarding and successful college career. Members attend exciting campus events where they mix, mingle and meet other families, and are encouraged to offer input and ideas about improving the college experience for students.

If your student will be attending CSU, or is a current student, and you would like to become a member please call Rob Drapcho, assistant director of recruitment and transfer admissions, at 216-687-2274 or send an email to along with your name, address and phone number.


Saturday, November 23, 2013: Keeping Your Student Healthy

We care about your student’s health just as much as you do. This meeting features an expert from the University to discuss tips and resources for your student to utilize, and suggestions for parents on how to partner with Cleveland State to address health issues facing today’s college students like stress, time management, homesickness and more.

Registration now open! Call 216-687-2274 or send an e-mail to to reserve your seat.

Saturday, January 25, 2014: Slam Dunk Financial Aid

Go Vikings! Bring your student to this event for an afternoon that promises to be both informational and fun. The day begins with discussion on the affordability of higher education and how to navigate the process of financial aid. After the meeting, stay to cheer on the CSU men’s basketball team as they play conference foe Valparaiso at the Wolstein Center.

Saturday, March 8, 2014: Academic Planning Breakfast: Helping Your Student Plan for Next Year

Update: this event has been cancelled. Students with questions about planning for their academic year should contact their academic advisor. Be sure to join us at our next event on April 26!

Saturday, April 26, 2014: Preparing for a Career: Tips for Your Student to Have a Competitive Edge

CSU’s graduates are employed throughout the world in a variety of careers. Join us to discuss what your student can do while enrolled at Cleveland State to prepare him or herself for success after graduation.

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