Pregnant and Parenting Students

Every student faces challenges, but if you are pregnant or are already a parent, your challenges are unique. The Student Advocates office can help you navigate these challenges and provide you with information on your rights as a pregnant or parenting student.  

We can help you:

  • Find child care resources
  • Navigate the finical aid implications of having a dependent
  • Contact professors if you miss class due to medical or other reasons
  • Connect with resources on and off campus

Parenting or pregnant students who are looking for resources or support can contact:

Sally Thomas
Senior Assistant Director
(812) 856-2469

Other Resources

Dean of Students Office

Contact the Dean of Students Office to talk with someone to learn more about resources available to pregnant and parenting students.

Students in Transition

The Center for Students In Transition assists undergraduate students with circumstances that fall outside of or in between services typically provided by other University offices. SIT advisors help investigate and identify solutions and degree options that make the most sense for a student's particular background and goals. If you are returning to IU or in between departments, Students in Transition advisors can provide you with specialized advising support.

GPSG Student-Parent Ambassador

Alexis Barton is the GPSG Student-Parent Ambassor

Alexis Barton is the Student-Parent Ambassador to the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG). She is a bridge between various campus offices and the IU Bloomington graduate students that have children.

Email Alexis at for recommendations on campus or community resources or to help connect with other parent-students.