Group Meetings

WHAT: A weekly meeting for student parents to connect, develop support networks and build community. The format of these meetings is designed to meet the interests and needs of group members and may range from study skills, career planning, and financial aid to family finances, parent education and child development.

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WHO: Meetings are facilitated by Melanie Soland, LISW and graduate social work interns. Some group meetings may feature speakers from the larger campus or metro community. There is no pre-registration other than the initial intake that students must attend when they register with the larger SPHC program.

WHEN: Wednesdays from 12-2 PM during fall and spring terms

WHERE: RM 24 Appleby Hall

OTHER INFO: Children are welcome when accompanied and supervised by an attending parent. Lunch will be provided!! Participants can come late or leave early according to the needs of their academic schedule.


What Student Parents say about group:

“I feel like I do better because I feel like I am not the only person with these stresses. I feel it makes my life a little bit better.”

“Group keeps me positive and feel like I’m a part of the U, even though I’m different because of my parenthood status.”

“A place I can come where other people understand the stress and challenges that come with being a student parent.”

“I’ve gained confidence as a parent and have friends that are in similar situations.”

“Just a place you can relax—be with other people who can relate to you because they have to balance school and kids, too.”

“It’s like being able to go home in between classes.”