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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 a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student, 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

August 6-31: School Supply Drive in the Center for Student Retention

The division of Student Affairs has partnered with Retention Management and Planning to collect k-12 school supplies for children of TXST student parents. Stop by our office Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, in August to collect school supplies for your child(ren). Supplies are donated, so we can't guarantee we will have all the supplies your child needs, but we hope to cross a few items off the list! You must be a current TXST student to participate.

September

Save the date! Student Parent lunch on Friday, September 21. More details to come.

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 who are parents. The group is here to help student parents form a network with other student parents. 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, 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.