Pregnant or Parenting College Students
Student Parent Friendly Classroom
Helpful language proposed for departments or faculty to use when working/supporting college student parents at GVSU:
If you are a student parent (responsible for the care and wellbeing of a dependent child), please note that I support student parents and take parenting issues into account. Please come to see me or send me an email to learn more about on-campus resources, including champions that wish to encourage your academic success. While student parent support is available for all GVSU students who are pregnant and/or parenting, no student is required to participate or disclose information regarding familial status.
Nationally, more than one million students enrolled in undergraduate programs in higher education self-identify as pregnant or parenting (caring for a dependent child). According to a 2013 briefing paper by the Institute for Women's Policy Research
Grand Valley State University Center for Women and Gender Equity is committed to providing resources and support to student parents. If you or someone you know is pregnant or parenting visit the Center for Women and Gender Equity, student parent advocates are available to help. Below you will find a list of some of the programs and support services available to student parents and student parents-to-be.