Parent Resources

Parents are integral to students' success in college.  Use the resources below to learn how to best support your student through their experience in DGS and at Illinois.

Sign up for the DGS Parent Email Newsletter

The DGS Parent Newsletter will be sent via email 2-3 times a semester.  Click here to provide your contact information and to sign up for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Parent and Family Programs

The Office of Parent and Family Programs in the Illini Union offer information for parents on getting involved in the University of Illinois experience.

Student Development Outcomes of College

The study of the outcomes of college attendance over the past 50+ years has produced an expansive volume of literature focusing on student development.  Doing a Google Search for scholarly articles yields fantastic articles that guide our academic advising practice with our students.

Student Development Texts

An Amazon search of "College Student Development" provides numerous readings on the outcomes of college attendance and contributes to the DGS approach to academic advising and student success.