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Students Who Are Parents

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The Students Who Are Parents group is a great way to meet other Bobcat parents and get connected with relevant resources.

If you are currently an enrolled student, undergraduate or graduate, and also a parent, please join us! To get updates about the events and programs that are going on for student parents please submit your email address here or contact Jennifer Wood at jenniferwood@txstate.edu.

We would love to see you at our student parent events!


Upcoming Events

Thanks to all who were able to join us for our Winter Celebration! Stay tuned for information about our next event in February. Happy Holidays!

Past events have included our child school supply drive, lunches together, workshops, and family friendly events like Texas State theatre productions or visits to the Meadows Center. 

For other family-friendly event happening in the community, visit our Resource Connection page here!


About the Student Parent Initiative

The student parent initiative has been created to ensure the success of students that are parents. The group is here to help student parents form a network with other students that are parents and have similar experiences. To achieve this, the Office of Retention Management and Planning organizes luncheons and socials for student parents to have an opportunity to get to know each other.

Resource Connection

Resource Connection is a list of local resources that can be useful to Student Parents. If students are having trouble getting connected with any of these resources they are always welcome to contact us for help.

Mentoring

Students Who Are Parents act as great resources and mentors to each other. Our students come from all stages of parenthood and are eager to help each other. Our events provide a great opportunity to connect.

Additionally, program leaders in the Office of Retention Management and Planning have teamed up to create a unique mentoring opportunity for Student Parents. The Bobcat Bond program has added optional criteria to the mentor/mentee application pertaining to being a parent so that student parents can find mentors that are able to relate to them on yet another level. To apply to be a mentor or mentee, please complete the Bobcat Bond Application.

Workshops

Members of the Student Parent group also get notifications about relevant workshops going on around campus. Brilliant Bobcat workshops such as 'Nutrition 101', 'How to Live on a College Budget', and 'Where Does the Time Go?' are examples of workshops that have proven to be useful to Student Parents.