Student Parent Resources

Know your Rights: Pregnant or Parenting? Title IX Protects You From Discrimination at School

UWM is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for pregnant and parenting members of our community. Students may request reasonable accommodations as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary based on the student’s circumstances, but may include: academic accommodations and flexibility (such as breaks during class, excused absences, rescheduling of tests, extensions of deadlines, and alternatives to make up missed work); leaves of absences or changes in work schedules; changes to housing; or other types of accommodations. Students who wish to discuss or request accommodations based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions, or file a report of discrimination based on pregnancy-related concerns should contact the UWM Title IX Office.

UWM Lactation Rooms

UWM’s “Lactation Program” is intended to provide lactating nursing mothers with educational and environmental support of their breastfeeding goals. The word “lactation” is used to clarify and avoid the implication that the mothers would need to have their babies at work to nurse them, rather, the program is designed to help nursing mothers to be able to pump and store their breast milk at work, to take home to their infants at the end of the workday.

UWM Children’s Learning Center

The Children’s Learning Center is committed to supporting children and their parents by using theory-based care and learning practices. Through playing, interacting and communicating, the UWM Children’s Learning Center is committed to the growth of each child in all aspects of their life. We believe in not only providing education, but also providing a supportive and safe place for your family to grow socially and emotionally.

The Student Parent Advocacy Committee

The Student Parent Advocacy Committee (SPAC) is a student org created at UWM by student parents with the purpose to empower all UWM undergraduate and graduate students with children. The SPAC can be reached via email at spacatuwm@gmail.com or via social media by clicking the link above.

The Parenting Network

Since 1977, The Parenting Network has served families throughout the greater Milwaukee community through its mission to strengthen parenting and to prevent child abuse. Services are provided in homes, in schools and in the community.

HOPE Network for Single Mothers

HOPE Network for Single Mothers is a volunteer-based grass roots support system. It provides emotional and material support to single mothers and their children in the greater Milwaukee area. Founded by Gail Grenier Sweet in 1982 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, HOPE Network programs are designed to help mothers gain a sense of community, enhance their parenting skills, and develop self reliance.

IMPACT 2-1-1

IMPACT provides the means for people to take the first step toward regaining stability. IMPACT 2-1-1 is a central access point for people in need. During times of personal crisis or community disaster, the free, confidential helpline and online resource directory make it easy for residents to get connected to information and assistance.