Our Mission


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Parent and Family Relations Mission

Parents and families play a pivotal role in deciding what type of higher education their students should pursue and what institution they should attend.  We realize that parents and families are unique stakeholders in student success, and consequently, to the overall success of the university.  

Our goal is to support you as you support your student.  The Office of Parent and Family Relations will strive to:

  • Engage Pacer families and help them to understand and prepare their students for the transition to college;
  • Inform Pacer families of important dates, extracurricular activities, and USC Aiken events;
  • Connect Pacer families with tools and resources so that they can help their students grow, mature, and succeed at USC Aiken.

Thank you for supporting your student’s decision to attend The University of South Carolina Aiken, and welcome to the extended Pacer family!