Parenting as a Student
Being a student is hard. Adding parenting responsibilities to that is an extra layer – or two – of hard. Here are a few things to know as a student and parent to help you balance it all.
Know Your Rights
Pregnant students are entitled to services and accommodations under Title IX similar to those offered to other students who have a temporary medical condition. The Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics provides accommodations for pregnant and parenting students in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1973.
If you’re a nursing mother, get to know these dedicated lactation rooms, located all over campus. You should be able to find one within five minutes walking time from wherever you are on campus. You’ll need to make appointments for most rooms, but it’s as easy as making a quick phone call. Here’s the contact info for each.
The university Children’s Center provides care for children aged six weeks through five years old. It’s fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). And because you’re a student, you’re child will receive priority enrollment.
Educational Access Center
If you experience complications or other medical conditions related to your pregnancy, you can seek accommodations through the Educational Access Center.