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You're a Triton, too

Parents and family members are invited and encouraged to be active members of our Triton Community. However you want to get involved, we look forward to getting to know you!

 UC San Diego student and their mom smiling for the camera

Triton Family Ambassadors

Triton Family Ambassadors are parents and family members of UC San Diego students and alumni who support their student’s college experience and volunteer to help the UC San Diego community. Every parent and family member has skills and knowledge that can benefit our community. Ambassadors share their experience and expertise to enrich the services, resources and programs sponsored by the Office of Parent and Family Programs.

Volunteer opportunities include connecting with prospective parents and family members about UC San Diego, providing professional development opportunities for current students, speaking on panels, providing translation support for families, and more. Ambassadors also have the opportunity to work closely with Parent and Family Programs staff to provide feedback, improve communications and programs, and connect with other parents and family members.  

To learn more about being a Triton Family Ambassador, sign up for a Triton Ambassador Interest Meeting with our team.



Parents Council

The Parents Council is comprised of parents and family members who champion philanthropy and volunteerism and seek ways to foster connection on campus by sponsoring activities and events that engage the entire community — parents, students, alumni and more. 

The council is integral in raising awareness about the Parents Fund, as well as exercising the fiduciary responsibility of appropriating funds where they are most aligned with the Parents Council objectives and where they will make the greatest impact on the Triton student experience. 

Parents Council members make UC San Diego one of their top philanthropic priorities with annual gifts of $5,000 of more and are instrumental for inspiring involvement and giving from other parents and family members.

To learn more about the Parents Council and the Parents Fund, contact Marla Libraty, Director of Development, Parent & Family Giving (

Contact Us

Parents' Helpline: (858) 534-7273