About the Parents Association

Won't you please join us?

Our goal is to help parents take an active role in the lives of their college students.

To become a member of the Parents Association, all you have to do is complete a form and submit your $50 dues. Your membership dues support the Parents Association programming and provide financial aid to students who attend DeSales University through the Parents Association Scholarship awarded annually.

As a member, we ask that you:

  • Support the mission of DeSales University

  • Participate in parent events and meetings

Parents Association member benefits:

  • Special invitations to exciting campus lectures and events, including the annual Furphy and Marcon lectures as well as events hosted by the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture.

  • Opportunities to pre-register for parent-specific events before promotion begins to all parents, including receptions and tickets for our annual Christmas concert and spring performance events, which often go to “wait list” situations as well as fun summer trips to Broadway, regional amusement parks and sporting venues. 

  • 10% discount on all Family Weekend events.

  • 10% discounts on ACT 1 and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival performances. Subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply. Members must present their ID at the box office to pick up tickets.

  • 10% discount on select campus bookstore merchandise. Please present membership card at time of purchase.

  • Special discounts on tickets to the annual DeSales University Dinner Dance. This event has been hosted by the University for more than 30 years.

  • Discounts on summer athletic camps hosted by DSU coaches. Discounts include $5 off camps fees of up to $50 and/or $10 off camps of $100 or more. When registering, Parents Association members must assign the proper discount and complete the application using their Parents Association membership ID number. In these cases, online registration cannot be accepted.

  • Free admission to all regular season home basketball games. Please bring your membership card.

  • Trexler Library privileges. Members can apply for a Trexler Library card free of charge.

  • Access to the Parents Association e-Newsletter, which provides helpful information and updates you on what’s happening around campus.


A note from the Chairs

This is a great group of families who gather a few times a year to share stories about DSU. This association gives you the opportunity to get involved on campus, meet and hear from faculty members and University speakers, and bond with other DeSales families. There are parents events that bring you into the loop about what is happening on campus, while getting to know other parents and learning more about DeSales. 

We certainly look forward to meeting you soon! 


Robert and Jean Blaisse
Parents Association Chairs