Expanding the resources for Student Parents
Give to the goal of equity and retention by supporting students who are also parents at UC Berkeley.

The Student Parent Center (SPC) remains committed to supporting our students beyond the perils of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our student parents have, once again, proven that their collective commitment to academic excellence will not be derailed by extenuating circumstances as we have witnessed their capacity to navigate complex situations with adaptability while balancing the unique challenges of parenthood during the pandemic. 

The Student Parent Center has increased its impact by revising our academic support platform, improving our holistic student support services, retaining 60% of our student employees, and hiring a new Student Parent Success Counselor. This year, we extended the contract of our clinical mental health and family support services provided by our SPC Wellness Counselor. This was a key moment for our program, as we recognized the need for the continuity of our mental health services in the wake of the pandemic. 

Student Parent Highlights:

  • Student parents make up 2%+ of the total campus

  • Cumulative GPA 3.46

  • Primarily BIPOC, 25+ years old, first-generation, low-income

Berkeley student parents continue to prove that parenting responsibilities need not be a barrier to academic success. Parenting often serves as a catalyst that empowers students to utilize the SPC in ways that help them overcome barriers.

For more information on how to give to the Student Parent community at UC Berkeley, please contact:

Tomie Lenear, 

Program Coordinator

Student Parent Center


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