Pregnancy and Campus Resources for Mothers | Kent State University

Pregnancy and Campus Resources for Mothers

The Women’s Center staff strives to address the needs of individuals contemplating pregnancy related issues and serves as a welcoming location for pregnant students and mothers. Students will be treated with respect and support, regardless of topic or need. The information below provides an overview of the most pertinent university and community resources available.

FAQ:


What options are in available for student birth control information?

Kent State Women’s Clinic at DeWeese Health Center (2nd Floor)

  •  Offers initiation and management of birth control as well as Plan B
  •  Schedule an appointment online or call the Clinic at 330-672-8264

Find a clinic near you that offers affordable contraception options.

Where can pregnancy tests be accessed?
What additional pregnancy resources or staff are in Kent?

Planned Parenthood, Kent Health Center

  • Trained staff to discuss your options with you if you are pregnant
How do students effectively combine pregnancy and academics?
Questions you may have such as attendance policies in class, make-up work and scholarships are addressed in Title IX.

Title IX protects students from discrimination on the basis of sex within federally funded educational programs. This includes discrimination due to pregnancy, parenting and related conditions.

Students seeking accommodation based upon pregnancy may contact the Student Ombuds or the Title IX Coordinator.

As with any medical need, the Student Ombuds staff serve students in pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and post-pregnancy. The ombuds assists students in understanding institutional policies and procedures and facilitates communication regarding academic concerns.

Kent State Student Ombuds, Dr. Jennifer Kulics can be reached at ombuds@kent.edu or by calling 330-672-9494. For more information or to request an appointment, fill out the Student Ombuds request form.

More about Title IX and your rights:
What resources are available on campus for mothers who are students?


Literacy and Independence for Family Education (LIFE) Program

  • Program designed for single parent students
  • Provides support services and resources

The Child Development Center welcomes children of Kent State students, faculty and staff

Breastfeeding

What resources exist within the local community?

Coleman Pregnancy Center offers support with material goods as well as educational programs

WIC offers food coupons, nutrition education, breastfeeding help and other resources.

La Leche League of Kent supports breastfeeding mothers through encouragement, information and education. All moms, moms-to-be and healthy babies welcome.

  • Meets the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. in Kent at the United Church of Christ
  • Contact the group leaders for more info: Almuth Koby at 330-678-6849 or almuthmom@yahoo.com and Sarah Haren at 330-541-1039 or haren.13@gmail.com

Child Care Connection maintains a database of full day, part-time and extended day child care programs.

Other Online Resources