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Student Parent Handbook

The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity is proud to present a handbook for pregnant and parenting students. This handbook includes on-campus resources, lactation room locations (with a campus map), scholarship information, Title IX protections, rights and words of advice and encouragement. 

We created this handbook to provide a comprehensive resource for students who are also parents. Student parents have many unique responsibilities that they must balance, and it is important to provide a resource that will help student parents navigate both roles. 

We hope this resource answers many, if not all, of the questions student parents have as they learn to navigate as a student and as a parent at the University of Kansas. 

To download Supporting Student Parents on Campus: Advice, Resources, and Rights, click here!

In addition, we wanted to share the University of Kansas' new policy for graduate students who are new parents. This policy states that graduate students welcoming a child into their home will be allowed a six-week academic accommodation. This allows students to take a break from their academic responsibilities in order to aid in their transition to having a new member of their family. Find out more here

Updated: May 2017 

Did You Know..
  • Only 23% of all Distinguished Professors at KU are women, compared to 24% three years ago
  • Of the 165 members of the Kansas legislature, only 40 are women
  • Only 3 of the 14 Kansas Court of Appeals Judges are women
  • 31% of Kansas families with a single-female head of household live below the poverty level
  • Median earnings in Kansas for women are just 77% of what median earnings are for men

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