Advocating for Pregnant and Parenting Students: How to be Proactive not Reactive

with Deborah R. Barnett, Martha Harper, Katy Kemp, Melanie Soland, James Stewart

About This Course

This OnDemand module will provide NASPA members with examples of the many directions available to support this growing population of students.

The Adult Learners and Students with Children KC members know that advocating for pregnant and parenting students is often seen as an overwhelming task. The intent of this module is to provide NASPA members with a list of examples (not all inclusive) of the many directions from which an institution may choose to approach supporting this growing population of students. Ideally, the examples and resources will aid you in starting a conversation on your campus.

OnDemand modules are asynchronous, meaning you move at your own pace. This module covers the following subjects:

  • Resources, Conversation Starters, and Innovative Ideas
  • Lactation Rooms
  • Family Friendly Acitivities & Visiblity Events

Accessing the Presentation

Once you complete your registration, you will be able to access the course by clicking on the "Login" button at the top of this page (or any page on

  • You will be asked to login with your NASPA user name and password. Once you have done so, you will hit continue and be redirected to your dashboard in the Online Learning Community.

  • You will find the session listed under "Enrolled."

  • By clicking into, "Contents," you will find the session materials, resources, and PowerPoint slides. You may view the materials as many times as you'd like, at whatever pace you would like.

  • If you have any difficulty accessing the materials, please contact Jace Kirschner (