The Michigan Tech Parent and Guardian Philosophy guides our work with you and your student:
- Michigan Technological University views students as young adults who are in the process of becoming responsible, accountable, and capable. We respect their growing independence and hold them accountable for decisions they make. We also respect their privacy, but don’t always promise confidentiality; and, if needed, we will get others involved to ensure their well-being.
- As such, we view parents and guardians as our partners and will collaborate with them to the best of our ability to assist their student. However, we prefer to work directly with students in order to foster their growth and development. Parents and guardians are encouraged to continue to strengthen the relationship with their student by assuming the additional role of mentor and coach.