Information for Student-Parents

Rutgers University- New Brunswick is a diverse institution which includes a number of students and scholars who are also juggling the many responsibilities of parenthood. A student-led organization, Rutgers Students with Children, has worked hard to push for the visibility of such students, to research needed services, and to establish networks of support. Below is information compiled by the Rutgers Students with Children student organization.

Resources at Rutgers

Rutgers Students with Children: An official student organization of dedicated scholars and feminists who appreciate the privilege of an education and feel it should be available to all. The aim of RSWC is to build community, visibility, and support for Rutgers Students with Children.

Email: rustudentparents@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/studentswithchildren

Join RSWC or view the brochure for a list of on and off-campus resources, including information on help with childcare.

In the case of hardship, student parents may benefit from the following services:

Dean of Students:  They provide holistic support of the student body. If you are unsure where to go for help with a situation, check with the Dean of Students.
Title IX for Pregnant and Parenting Students: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex—including pregnancy and parental status—in educational programs and activities. To file a Title IX complaint at Rutgers: http://compliance.rutgers.edu/title-ix/
Counseling, Alcohol & other Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), and Psychiatric Services (CAPS): CAPS strives to be a comprehensive mental health resource center for the campus community. 
Legal Services: They provide a free consultation, and can often provide legal help at a reduced price.
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