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Undergrad Student Parents and Grad Parent Networks

University of California- San Diego
Location:
San Diego, PA, us
On-Campus
Program Affiliation:
  • University
Program Services Offered:
  • Academic-Services
  • Childcare-Services
  • Financial-Services
  • Housing-Services
  • Referrals
  • Subsidy-Programs
  • Support-Groups
Eligibility:
Student parents and their families
Program Evaluation Available:
Program Description:

The University of California at San Diego Undergrad Student Parents and Grad Parents Networks work with the UCSD Health, Recreation, and Well-being office to advocate for and help design resources to support student parents. These services include child-friendly study rooms in campus libraries, access to recreation and swimming facilities for families, pregnancy and lactation resources, and a student parent email list. The Student Parents Network also provides resources for housing, finances, child care, family counseling, part-time and leave options, and transportation. The group sought and won a policy that allows student parents to apply for priority enrollment for classes, so they can balance their school and family schedules more easily. Student parents find out about the network through outreach at orientations to campus, the campus women's center, and flyers around campus. In addition, the founder of the group created a webpage describing available resources for student parents. UCSD's office of Health, Recreation, and Well-being supports the part-time employment of an intern to staff the network.

Contact Information:

E-mail: studentparents@ucsd.edu.
Program Website: https://students.ucsd.edu/well-being/wellness-resources/student-parents/index.html

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