SJSU provides a range of services, resources, and referrals to ensure that pregnant and parenting students have equitable educational opportunities. By offering things like Priority Registration, Basic Needs Assistance, and On-Campus Childcare, SJSU is dedicated to nurturing an environment in which pregnant and parenting students can achieve academic success. All offerings are in compliance with California Assembly Bill 2881.
Students who identify as parents in their CSU application will be able to register early on all CSU campuses starting in the Fall 2024 registration period. SJSU’s Office of the Registrar will provide updates on this process as they become available.
Basic Needs Assistance
Basic needs support, including financial, food, housing, clothing, and technology assistance, is available to all SJSU students on the SJSU Cares Get Assistance page. Pregnant and parenting students may qualify for additional on- and off-campus assistance.
The Child Development Center offers on-campus childcare that is licensed by the California Department of Social Services and operates under guidelines established by the California Department of Education Child Development Division. Parenting Students must apply in advance to secure an opening for their dependent.
Pregnant and Parenting Student Rights
The Title IX and Gender Equity Office ensures that students and employees are protected from discrimination based on pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions. The Report an Incident page provides a path to report any kind of gender based discrimination or harassment, including pregnancy-related discrimination.
The SJSU’s Notice of Nondiscrimination page further details the protections SJSU provides against discrimination relating to pregnancy and/or parenting.
The Pregnancy and Parenting Support page contains information on temporary medical leaves, lactation rooms, and other support.