Ivy League Pregnant and Parenting Survey Results

Brown University

Columbia University

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Harvard University

University of Pennsylvania

Princeton University

Yale University

Brown University

Pregnancy Support Services

Is there a person or central office responsible for helping pregnant and parenting students obtain all available on- and off- campus services?

Plans Underway

Are policies and services regarding pregnancy resources and support for parenting students published in the:

Website

Are the residential advisers, counselors, etc. aware of the scope of pregnancy resources available on and off campus?

Don’t Know

Education

Does the college/university offer flexible class times (evenings, weekends, etc.)?

No

Does the college/university offer classes online?

Yes

Can you earn your degree online?

No

Housing

Is on-campus housing available for parents and children?

No

Will Residential Services assist with affordable off-campus housing?

No

Child Friendly Campus

Are there diaper decks available in restrooms?

Don’t Know

Are there lactation rooms?

Yes

Are there notetakers available for parents who cannot make it to class?

Don’t Know

Are students generally aware of paternity establishment and child support enforcement laws that give fathers rights as well as responsibilities for the children they help to conceive?

Don’t Know

Are women aware of the information they need in order to establish paternity should the father resist his responsibilities?

Don’t Know

Are women aware of the information they need in order to establish paternity should the father resist his responsibilities?

Don’t Know

Is there a central place for pregnant women,expectant fathers, birthmothers, and parents to go for help?

No

Does the campus map include locations for diaper decks, lactation rooms, child care, family housing, and a central place on campus for parents to find help?

No

Child Care

Does the college offer on-campus day care?

Yes

If yes, is it open to:

It is open to: Graduate Students, Faculty and Administration and Staff

What is the daily cost?

Various Centers

Are student discounts available?

No

Are subsidies available?

Yes

What days and hours is the center open?

Various

Is care for a sick child available?

Don’t Know

Does the college offer paid babysitters or child care (scholarships, loans, vouchers, etc.)?

No

Volunteer babysitters?

No

Is space available to start a child care co-op?

Don’t know

Financial Aid and Policies

Are students with children made aware of loans and scholarships available to them?

No

What kinds are available? (Housing, day care, etc.)

Nothing is listed on their website; Perhaps a student would find out more if she met with a financial aid employee.

Are pregnant and parenting students able to take an academic leave for a semester?

Don’t know

If an athlete on scholarship becomes pregnant, will the coach allow her to take time off as she or he would for an injured player (also known as“redshirting”) in order for her to keep her scholarship?

Yes

Health Care

Does the campus clinic refer pregnant women to (check all that apply):

The campus clinic refers students to Planned Parenthood. Pregnant students can be referred to doctors “in the community” for prenatal care.

Is there maternity coverage in the student health insurance?

Yes

If yes, describe the extent of coverage:

It includes pre-natal care

It does not include spouses, children, or other dependents.

Are counselors available to help:

Yes- They can help women and men who are experiencing reproductive grief as well as parents who are struggling with the conflicting demands of parenthood and school

No- They cannot help make women aware of the scope of pregnancy resources available on and off campus and guide women through the adoption process

Columbia University

Pregnancy Support Services

Is there a person or central office responsible for helping pregnant and parenting students obtain all available on- and off- campus services?

Yes

Are policies and services regarding pregnancy resources and support for parenting students published in the:

They are not published on the website, student handbook, first-year orientation, or any other means that are readily available.

Are the residential advisers, counselors, etc. aware of the scope of pregnancy resources available on and off campus?

No

Education

Does the college/university offer flexible class times (evenings, weekends, etc.)?

Don’t Know

Does the college/university offer classes online?

Yes

Can you earn your degree online?

Some Programs

Housing

Is on-campus housing available for parents and children?

Yes

If yes, is it open to:

Other: Teacher’s College (a graduate school)

Will Residential Services assist with affordable off-campus housing?

No

Child Friendly Campus

Are there diaper decks available in restrooms?

Yes

Are there lactation rooms?

Yes

Are there notetakers available for parents who cannot make it to class?

No

Are students generally aware of paternity establishment and child support enforcement laws that give fathers rights as well as responsibilities for the children they help to conceive?

No

Are women aware of the information they need in order to establish paternity should the father resist his responsibilities?

No

Are women aware of the information they need in order to establish paternity should the father resist his responsibilities?

No

Is there a central place for pregnant women,expectant fathers, birthmothers, and parents to go for help?

Yes

Does the campus map include locations for diaper decks, lactation rooms, child care, family housing, and a central place on campus for parents to find help?

No

Child Care

Does the college offer on-campus day care?

Yes

If yes, is it open to:

It is open to: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Faculty and Administration and Staff

What is the daily cost?

Infant Room: $168.23, Two’s Room: $165.00, Preschool: $138.32

Are student discounts available?

No

Are subsidies available?

No

What days and hours is the center open?

Mon- Fri: 8:30-3:30, extended afternoons as needed

Is care for a sick child available?

Yes

Does the college offer paid babysitters or child care (scholarships, loans, vouchers, etc.)?

No

Volunteer babysitters?

No

Is space available to start a child care co-op?

Don’t know

Financial Aid and Policies

Are students with children made aware of loans and scholarships available to them?

No

What kinds are available? (Housing, day care, etc.)

Nothing is listed, but perhaps the Title IX coordinator could help them with that

Are pregnant and parenting students able to take an academic leave for a semester?

Yes

If an athlete on scholarship becomes pregnant, will the coach allow her to take time off as she or he would for an injured player (also known as“redshirting”) in order for her to keep her scholarship?

Yes

Health Care

Does the campus clinic refer pregnant women to (check all that apply):

Other: Unsure, it doesn’t list any specific locations online

Is there maternity coverage in the student health insurance?

Yes

If yes, describe the extent of coverage:

It includes pre-natal care

It does not include spouses, children, or other dependents.

Are counselors available to help:

Yes- They can help women and men who are experiencing reproductive grief as well as parents who are struggling with the conflicting demands of parenthood and school

No- They cannot help make women aware of the scope of pregnancy resources available on and off campus and guide women through the adoption process

Cornell University

Pregnancy Support Services

Is there a person or central office responsible for helping pregnant and parenting students obtain all available on- and off- campus services?

Yes

Are policies and services regarding pregnancy resources and support for parenting students published in the:

They are on the website They are not in the student handbook. It is not clear whether they are in first-year orientation or any other means that are readily available.

Are the residential advisers, counselors, etc. aware of the scope of pregnancy resources available on and off campus?

Don’t know

Education

Does the college/university offer flexible class times (evenings, weekends, etc.)?

Yes

Does the college/university offer classes online?

Yes

Can you earn your degree online?

You seem to be able to receive “professional certificates” for some programs, but I’m unclear as to whether that pertains to Bachelors or Masters Degrees

Housing

Is on-campus housing available for parents and children?

Yes

If yes, is it open to:

Graduate Students only

Will Residential Services assist with affordable off-campus housing?

Don’t Know

Child Friendly Campus

Are there diaper decks available in restrooms?

Yes

Are there lactation rooms?

Yes

Are there notetakers available for parents who cannot make it to class?

No

Are students generally aware of paternity establishment and child support enforcement laws that give fathers rights as well as responsibilities for the children they help to conceive?

Don’t Know

Are women aware of the information they need in order to establish paternity should the father resist his responsibilities?

Don’t Know

Are women aware of the information they need in order to establish paternity should the father resist his responsibilities?

Don’t Know

Is there a central place for pregnant women,expectant fathers, birthmothers, and parents to go for help?

Yes

Does the campus map include locations for diaper decks, lactation rooms, child care, family housing, and a central place on campus for parents to find help?

Yes

Child Care

Does the college offer on-campus day care?

Yes

If yes, is it open to:

It is open to: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Faculty and Administration and Staff

What is the daily cost?

For Full days: Infants – $74.70, Toddlers- $64.60, Pre-schoolers -$59.16

Are student discounts available?

No

Are subsidies available?

Yes

What days and hours is the center open?

Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Is care for a sick child available?

Yes

Does the college offer paid babysitters or child care (scholarships, loans, vouchers, etc.)?

No

Volunteer babysitters?

No

Is space available to start a child care co-op?

Don’t know

Financial Aid and Policies

Are students with children made aware of loans and scholarships available to them?

Don’t Know

Are pregnant and parenting students able to take an academic leave for a semester?

Yes

If an athlete on scholarship becomes pregnant, will the coach allow her to take time off as she or he would for an injured player (also known as“redshirting”) in order for her to keep her scholarship?

Yes

Health Care

Does the campus clinic refer pregnant women to (check all that apply):

Planned Parenthood and OBGYNs in the Ithaca community

Is there maternity coverage in the student health insurance?

Yes

If yes, describe the extent of coverage:

It includes pre-natal care

It does not include spouses, children, or other dependents.

Are counselors available to help:

Yes- They can help women and men who are experiencing reproductive grief and help make women aware of the scope of pregnancy resources available on and off campus as well as parents who are struggling with the conflicting demands of parenthood and school

No- They cannot guide women through the adoption process

Dartmouth University

Pregnancy Support Services

Is there a person or central office responsible for helping pregnant and parenting students obtain all available on- and off- campus services?

No

Are policies and services regarding pregnancy resources and support for parenting students published in the:

They cannot be found on the website or the student handbook. We do not know if they are shared during first-year orientation.

Are the residential advisers, counselors, etc. aware of the scope of pregnancy resources available on and off campus?

Don’t Know

Education

Does the college/university offer flexible class times (evenings, weekends, etc.)?

Don’t Know

Does the college/university offer classes online?

Yes

Can you earn your degree online?

Some Master’s Programs

Housing

Is on-campus housing available for parents and children?

Yes

If Yes, is it open to:

Graduate Students only

Will Residential Services assist with affordable off-campus housing?

Don’t Know

Child Friendly Campus

Are there diaper decks available in restrooms?

Don’t Know

Are there lactation rooms?

Yes

Are there notetakers available for parents who cannot make it to class?

No

Are students generally aware of paternity establishment and child support enforcement laws that give fathers rights as well as responsibilities for the children they help to conceive?

Don’t Know

Are women aware of the information they need in order to establish paternity should the father resist his responsibilities?

Don’t Know

Are women aware of the information they need in order to establish paternity should the father resist his responsibilities?

Don’t Know

Is there a central place for pregnant women, expectant fathers, birthmothers, and parents to go for help?

No

Does the campus map include locations for diaper decks, lactation rooms, child care, family housing, and a central place on campus for parents to find help?

No

Child Care

Does the college offer on-campus day care?

Yes

If yes, is it open to:

It is open to: Faculty and Administration and Staff

What is the daily cost?

Depends on family income

Are student discounts available?

No

Are subsidies available?

Yes

What days and hours is the center open?

Not listed

Is care for a sick child available?

Don’t Know

Does the college offer paid babysitters or child care (scholarships, loans, vouchers, etc.)?

No

Volunteer babysitters?

No

Is space available to start a child care co-op?

Don’t know

Financial Aid and Policies

Are students with children made aware of loans and scholarships available to them?

Don’t Know

Are pregnant and parenting students able to take an academic leave for a semester?

Don’t know

If an athlete on scholarship becomes pregnant, will the coach allow her to take time off as she or he would for an injured player (also known as“redshirting”) in order for her to keep her scholarship?

Yes

Health Care

Does the campus clinic refer pregnant women to (check all that apply):

Darthmouth’s website lists nothing regarding referals (or anything about pregnancy for that matter)

Is there maternity coverage in the student health insurance?

Yes

If yes, describe the extent of coverage:

It includes pre-natal care

It does not include spouses, children, or other dependents.

Are counselors available to help:

Yes- They can help women and men who are experiencing reproductive grief as well as parents who are struggling with the conflicting demands of parenthood and school

We do not know if they can help make women aware of the scope of pregnancy resources available on and off campus and guide women through the adoption process

Harvard University

Pregnancy Support Services

Is there a person or central office responsible for helping pregnant and parenting students obtain all available on- and off- campus services?

No

Are policies and services regarding pregnancy resources and support for parenting students published in the:

They are not found on the website or in the student handbook. We don’t know if they are discussed during first-year orientation.

Are the residential advisers, counselors, etc. aware of the scope of pregnancy resources available on and off campus?

Don’t Know

Education

Does the college/university offer flexible class times (evenings, weekends, etc.)?

Yes

Does the college/university offer classes online?

Yes

Can you earn your degree online?

No

Housing

Is on-campus housing available for parents and children?

Yes

If yes, is it open to:

Graduate Students only

Will Residential Services assist with affordable off-campus housing?

Don’t Know

Child Friendly Campus

Are there diaper decks available in restrooms?

Yes

Are there lactation rooms?

Yes

Are there notetakers available for parents who cannot make it to class?

Yes

Are students generally aware of paternity establishment and child support enforcement laws that give fathers rights as well as responsibilities for the children they help to conceive?

Don’t Know

Are women aware of the information they need in order to establish paternity should the father resist his responsibilities?

Don’t Know

Are women aware of the information they need in order to establish paternity should the father resist his responsibilities?

Don’t Know

Is there a central place for pregnant women, expectant fathers, birthmothers, and parents to go for help?

No

Does the campus map include locations for diaper decks, lactation rooms, child care, family housing, and a central place on campus for parents to find help?

No

Child Care

Does the college offer on-campus day care?

Yes

If yes, is it open to:

It is open to: Faculty and Administration and Staff

What is the daily cost?

Various Centers, 6 total.

Are student discounts available?

No

Are subsidies available?

No

What days and hours is the center open?

Various

Is care for a sick child available?

Don’t Know

Does the college offer paid babysitters or child care (scholarships, loans, vouchers, etc.)?

Yes

Volunteer babysitters?

No

Is space available to start a child care co-op?

Don’t know

Financial Aid and Policies

Are students with children made aware of loans and scholarships available to them?

Don’t Know

Are pregnant and parenting students able to take an academic leave for a semester?

Yes

If an athlete on scholarship becomes pregnant, will the coach allow her to take time off as she or he would for an injured player (also known as“redshirting”) in order for her to keep her scholarship?

Yes

Health Care

Does the campus clinic refer pregnant women to (check all that apply):

The campus clinic refers students to Planned Parenthood. Harvard’s campus medical center seems to be equipped with treating women throughout pregnancy

Is there maternity coverage in the student health insurance?

Yes

If yes, describe the extent of coverage:

It includes pre-natal care

It does not include spouses, children, or other dependents.

Are counselors available to help:

Yes- They can help women and men who are experiencing reproductive grief as well as parents who are struggling with the conflicting demands of parenthood and school

We do not know if they can help make women aware of the scope of pregnancy resources available on and off campus and guide women through the adoption process

University of Pennsylvania

Pregnancy Support Services

Is there a person or central office responsible for helping pregnant and parenting students obtain all available on- and off- campus services?

No

Are policies and services regarding pregnancy resources and support for parenting students published in the:

They are found on the website. They are not found in the student handbook. We do not know if it is discussed in first-year orientation.

Are the residential advisers, counselors, etc. aware of the scope of pregnancy resources available on and off campus?

Don’t Know

Education

Does the college/university offer flexible class times (evenings, weekends, etc.)?

No

Does the college/university offer classes online?

Yes

Can you earn your degree online?

No

Housing

Is on-campus housing available for parents and children?

No

Will Residential Services assist with affordable off-campus housing?

Yes

Child Friendly Campus

Are there diaper decks available in restrooms?

Don’t Know

Are there lactation rooms?

Yes

Are there notetakers available for parents who cannot make it to class?

No

Are students generally aware of paternity establishment and child support enforcement laws that give fathers rights as well as responsibilities for the children they help to conceive?

Don’t Know

Are women aware of the information they need in order to establish paternity should the father resist his responsibilities?

Don’t Know

Are women aware of the information they need in order to establish paternity should the father resist his responsibilities?

Don’t Know

Is there a central place for pregnant women,expectant fathers, birthmothers, and parents to go for help?

No

Does the campus map include locations for diaper decks, lactation rooms, child care, family housing, and a central place on campus for parents to find help?

Yes

Child Care

Does the college offer on-campus day care?

Yes

If yes, is it open to:

It is open to: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Faculty and Administration and Staff

What is the daily cost?

Varies depending on affiliation with the university and income levels

Are student discounts available?

No

Are subsidies available?

No

What days and hours is the center open?

Not specified

Is care for a sick child available?

Don’t Know

Does the college offer paid babysitters or child care (scholarships, loans, vouchers, etc.)?

No

Volunteer babysitters?

No

Is space available to start a child care co-op?

Don’t know

Financial Aid and Policies

Are students with children made aware of loans and scholarships available to them?

Don’t Know

Are pregnant and parenting students able to take an academic leave for a semester?

Yes

If an athlete on scholarship becomes pregnant, will the coach allow her to take time off as she or he would for an injured player (also known as“redshirting”) in order for her to keep her scholarship?

Yes

Health Care

Does the campus clinic refer pregnant women to (check all that apply):

Their website states that the university health services will refer women to receive counseling regarding their options

Is there maternity coverage in the student health insurance?

Yes

If yes, describe the extent of coverage:

It includes pre-natal care

It does not include spouses, children, or other dependents.

Are counselors available to help:

Yes- They can help women and men who are experiencing reproductive grief as well as parents who are struggling with the conflicting demands of parenthood and school

No- They cannot help guide women through the adoption process

We do not know if they will help make women aware of the scope of pregnancy resources available on and off campus.

Princeton University

Pregnancy Support Services

Is there a person or central office responsible for helping pregnant and parenting students obtain all available on- and off- campus services?

No

Are policies and services regarding pregnancy resources and support for parenting students published in the:

They are published on the website, but not in the student handbook. We do not know if it is discussed during first-year orientation.

Are the residential advisers, counselors, etc. aware of the scope of pregnancy resources available on and off campus?

Don’t Know

Education

Does the college/university offer flexible class times (evenings, weekends, etc.)?

Yes

Does the college/university offer classes online?

Yes

Can you earn your degree online?

Don’t Know

Housing

Is on-campus housing available for parents and children?

Yes

If yes, is it open to:

Graduate Students only

Will Residential Services assist with affordable off-campus housing?

Don’t Know

Child Friendly Campus

Are there diaper decks available in restrooms?

Don’t Know

Are there lactation rooms?

Yes

Are there notetakers available for parents who cannot make it to class?

No

Are students generally aware of paternity establishment and child support enforcement laws that give fathers rights as well as responsibilities for the children they help to conceive?

Don’t Know

Are women aware of the information they need in order to establish paternity should the father resist his responsibilities?

Don’t Know

Are women aware of the information they need in order to establish paternity should the father resist his responsibilities?

Don’t Know

Is there a central place for pregnant women, expectant fathers, birthmothers, and parents to go for help?

No

Does the campus map include locations for diaper decks, lactation rooms, child care, family housing, and a central place on campus for parents to find help?

No

Child Care

Does the college offer on-campus day care?

Yes

If yes, is it open to:

It is open to: Faculty and Administration and Staff

What is the daily cost?

Infants: $89.58, Toddlers: $81.04, Preschool: $78.54

Are student discounts available?

No

Are subsidies available?

No

What days and hours is the center open?

Mon-Fri: 8:00am – 6:00 pm

Is care for a sick child available?

Don’t Know

Does the college offer paid babysitters or child care (scholarships, loans, vouchers, etc.)?

No

Volunteer babysitters?

No

Is space available to start a child care co-op?

Don’t know

Financial Aid and Policies

Are students with children made aware of loans and scholarships available to them?

Don’t Know

Are pregnant and parenting students able to take an academic leave for a semester?

Yes

If an athlete on scholarship becomes pregnant, will the coach allow her to take time off as she or he would for an injured player (also known as“redshirting”) in order for her to keep her scholarship?

Yes

Health Care

Does the campus clinic refer pregnant women to (check all that apply):

Website doesn’t list the specifics of where they refer women, but they do list Planned Parenthood as an outside resource

Is there maternity coverage in the student health insurance?

Yes

If yes, describe the extent of coverage:

It includes pre-natal care

It does not include spouses, children, or other dependents.

Are counselors available to help:

Yes- They can help women and men who are experiencing reproductive grief as well as parents who are struggling with the conflicting demands of parenthood and school

We do not know if they can help make women aware of the scope of pregnancy resources available on and off campus and guide women through the adoption process

Yale University

Pregnancy Support Services

Is there a person or central office responsible for helping pregnant and parenting students obtain all available on- and off- campus services?

No

Are policies and services regarding pregnancy resources and support for parenting students published in the:

They are found on the website. They are not found in the student handbook. We do not know if it is discussed in first-year orientation.

Are the residential advisers, counselors, etc. aware of the scope of pregnancy resources available on and off campus?

Don’t Know

Education

Does the college/university offer flexible class times (evenings, weekends, etc.)?

Yes

Does the college/university offer classes online?

Yes

Can you earn your degree online?

Don’t Know

Housing

Is on-campus housing available for parents and children?

Yes

If yes, is it open to:

Graduate Students only

Will Residential Services assist with affordable off-campus housing?

Don’t Know

Child Friendly Campus

Are there diaper decks available in restrooms?

Yes

Are there lactation rooms?

Yes

Are there notetakers available for parents who cannot make it to class?

No

Are students generally aware of paternity establishment and child support enforcement laws that give fathers rights as well as responsibilities for the children they help to conceive?

Don’t Know

Are women aware of the information they need in order to establish paternity should the father resist his responsibilities?

Don’t Know

Are women aware of the information they need in order to establish paternity should the father resist his responsibilities?

Don’t Know

Is there a central place for pregnant women,expectant fathers, birthmothers, and parents to go for help?

No

Does the campus map include locations for diaper decks, lactation rooms, child care, family housing, and a central place on campus for parents to find help?

No

Child Care

Does the college offer on-campus day care?

Don’t Know

Are student discounts available?

Don’t Know

Are subsidies available?

Don’t Know

Is care for a sick child available?

Don’t Know

Does the college offer paid babysitters or child care (scholarships, loans, vouchers, etc.)?

No

Volunteer babysitters?

No

Is space available to start a child care co-op?

Don’t know

Financial Aid and Policies

Are students with children made aware of loans and scholarships available to them?

Don’t Know

Are pregnant and parenting students able to take an academic leave for a semester?

Yes

If an athlete on scholarship becomes pregnant, will the coach allow her to take time off as she or he would for an injured player (also known as“redshirting”) in order for her to keep her scholarship?

Yes

Health Care

Does the campus clinic refer pregnant women to (check all that apply):

Prenatal care can be received at Yale’s Health Office, and they don’t specify where they refer those who are seeking an abortion to.

Is there maternity coverage in the student health insurance?

Yes

If yes, describe the extent of coverage:

It includes pre-natal care

It does not include spouses, children, or other dependents.

Are counselors available to help:

Yes- They can help women and men who are experiencing reproductive grief as well as parents who are struggling with the conflicting demands of parenthood and school

We do not know if they can help make women aware of the scope of pregnancy resources available on and off campus and guide women through the adoption process

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