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Ways to support student parents

Student Parents Need Your Support

You play a role in the success of student parents. They need the help of faculty, staff, students and support systems. 

What Can You Do To Help?

o   Priority advising and registration for student parents

o   On-campus childcare

o   Connect student parents with on campus resources

o   Create child friendly spaces in your department

o   Provide extended office hours that fit with childcare needs

o   Providing childcare during department sponsored events

o   Create a lactation space in your building

o   Insert child changing facilities in the bathrooms

o   Provide more time for studying or homework

o   Discuss giving extra time to make up missed assignments due to child care conflicts

o   Provide flexible hours for tutoring

o   Assist in finding financial aid for summer/winter classes

o   Provide alternative assignments for group or out of class activities

o   Have toys in your office when parents bring their children

o   Become familiar with Title IX laws

o   Flexibility in attendance policies

Request a sticker for your office or department by emailing


Join the EKU Student Parent Task force by emailing

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