Hornet Parents and Family Members


Parents and Family 2017

Learn More About How to be Supportive of Your Hornet!


Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

We welcome all Hornet Nation Parents and Family members, to this newly created resource page because we understand the importance of inclusiveness in the college experience. Below you will find helpful phone numbers to and tidbits about some of the most commonly utilized resources on campus. This information is designed to provide you with a "one-stop-shop" for your immediate parental needs.

If there is a question or concern that you have, that cannot be answered by one of the following offices, then please contact the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at (334) 229-4241 or via e-mail at studentaffairs@alasu.edu.

  • Academic Advising: (334) 229-4149
  • A.C.E.S. (Retention Office): (334) 229-8544
  • Admissions and Recruitment: (334) 229-4291
  • Bookstore: (334) 229-4143
  • Public Safety (Campus Police): (334) 229-4717
  • Career Services: (334) 229-4156
  • Counseling Center: (334) 229-4382
  • Disability Services: (334) 229-5127
  • Diversity and International Affairs: (334) 229-4713
  • Financial Aid: (334) 229-4862
  • Housing and Residence Life: (334) 229-4357
  • Judicial Affairs: (334) 229-4834
  • Mailroom: (334) 229-4481
  • Student Accounts: (334) 229-4218
  • Health Center: (334) 229-4436
  • Veterans and Military Affairs: (334) 229-4418
  • Violence Against Wo(Men) Program: (334) 229-6767

Sending Your Student to College

As a new or returning Hornet Nation Parent or Family Member, your basket of emotions during this time in your child’s life includes excitement, pride, joy, anticipation and anxiety. You may want to hold on just a little longer and question when they should begin handling matters on their own. Or, how often should you hear from them and when should you begin to worry about them if they do not make the standard Sunday afternoon call? Do I put them on a budget? Do I demand access to their school records and/or accounts? You might even ask yourself, "Will I be a "Helicopter", "Free Range" or "Bulldozer" Parent?"

Know that your student may change rapidly and others may take longer to make the college adjustment. He or she might seem shockingly independent at times and at other times, overly dependent. They may begin to make decisions without your guidance or advice. As you know from experience, this a normal part of becoming a responsible adult. It is referred to as launching - the stage in human development that involves providing a steady, loving and supportive home base to which your son or daughter may return, yet allowing them space and freedom to find personal independence.

Alabama State University provides an environment to promote student independence, along with personal and academic achievement.  As a student-centered university with supportive and diverse faculty and staff, our partnership with our Parents and Family Members enables us to engage students throughout their ASU experience. This partnership and engagement helps us to comprehensively develop all students. 

We welcome you to learn more about how to be a supportive parent, by signing up for our Parent and Family Portal:



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