Pregnancy & Parenting Resources Initiative
Pregnancy and Parenting Resources Initiative is an interoffice collaboration that attempts to serve the special needs of pregnant and parenting students. Substantial national evidence demonstrates that students who become parents during their college studies have a very high dropout rate. PPRI believes students should not have to choose between being parents and completing their education. PPRI has sponsored Pregnancy Resources Forums conducted by Feminists for Life, Inc. to address the specific needs of pregnant and parenting students.
OUR PRIMARY PURPOSES AND MISSION ARE:
- To support pregnant and parenting students at Clarion as they strive to attain a college education;
- To advocate for these students in the areas of advising, housing, childcare, healthcare, resource identification, and financial aid;
- To organize social and professional networking opportunities.
Worrying about finances shouldn't be part of the college experience. Pregnant and parenting students should be aware of financial resources at their disposal including Financial Aid and Pennsylvania WIC.
A variety of on- and off-campus healthcare options are available to pregnant and parenting students such as Health Services, Adagio Health and dental care.
Finding affordable housing is possible in Clarion. With options available in Campus Housing and the Clarion County Housing Authority, you're sure to find a place to call home.
Dealing with school and family responsibilities as well as any personal issues can take its toll emotionally. Please utilize these resources at your disposal including campus Counseling Services, Next Step Pregnancy Solutions and Services, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape/PASSAGES (local sexual assault counseling) and SAFE (abuse counseling and off-campus therapy referrals).
Social Equity/Title IX
Many students may not be aware of their rights as parents and that those rights fall under Title IX legislation. In addition, all students are protected under the Non-discrimination Policy. If you feel you have been discriminated against, please file a formal complaint. Make yourself aware of these rights, to ensure a smoother educational experience. Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students
Here are some additional links to help you juggle home and school life including Raising Kids on a Shoestring Budget, WIC, the PPRI Facebook page and Compass.
There is a lactation room at each campus. Clarion's lactation room is located at 110 Gemmell Student Complex and Venango's lactation room is located at 224 Montgomery Hall.
Amy Salsgiver, Director of Social Equity
210 Carrier Hall
1 814 393 2109
115 Ralston Hall
1 814 393 1876