Bruin Family Insights is a monthly virtual discussion series focused on topics parents and family members want to know about the most. These virtual discussions will provide parents the opportunity to virtually interact with UCLA community members including students, staff, faculty, and administrators, and discuss topics of mutual interest or concern. Parents have the opportunity to participate in the virtual discussion as active viewers by submitting questions prior to each event or during the live event itself. 

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Fall 2017

Sept. 13, 2017 – Going Greek: What to Know About Fraternity & Sorority Life at UCLA

Understanding and supporting your student’s Greek experience can seem challenging if you are not familiar with the system, traditions or terminology. In addition, the media has in many ways created a narrative focused only on certain aspects of fraternity and sorority life that perpetuate a narrow understanding of what it means to be Greek. Join us and our panelists for this live virtual discussion as we explore the ins-and-outs of fraternity and sorority life at UCLA and the benefits of becoming involved in a Greek organization.

We received many questions regarding hazing for this virtual discussion. For more information on UCLA’s policies on hazing, please visit the UCLA Student Code of Conduct, Section 102.12 (page 14). 

Aug. 24, 2017 – Transitioning to UCLA

The transition to college can be overwhelming not only for students, but also for their support system(s). Understanding resources available to you and your student during this time can help alleviate anxiety and improve communication with your student. Join us and this month’s panelists as we discuss the transition to college and how you can best support your student.

2016 – 2017

Feb. 23, 2017 – Building Strong Connections Among Student & Faculty

Students can greatly benefit, both professionally and academically, from developing strong relationships with professors throughout their undergraduate career. Faculty, student and parent panelists share how.

Oct. 26, 2016 Fostering a Diverse & Inclusive Bruin Community

Dr. LT Rease-Miles and Patricia Chau Nguyen share resources available students acclimate to UCLA.

May 12, 2016 – Preparing for Life After UCLA

Whether your student has their sights set on landing their dream job or starting a graduate program, UCLA has resources to assist them in this process.

Feb. 10, 2016 – Meet the Dean of Students

UCLA Dean of Students, Maria Blandizzi, provides and introduction and overview of how her office supports student and their families.