UWO Women’s Center

Campus Center for Equity & Diversity
717 W. Irving Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-0963
womenscenter@uwosh.edu


Spring 2024 Hours

Monday 11:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am-8:00pm
Thursday 11:00am-8:00pm
Friday 11:00am-4:00pm

The Women’s Center is available to support all pregnant, parenting, and caregiving students. 

 

Know Your Rights

Every school that receives federal financial assistance is bound by Title IX. To be compliant with Title IX, schools must:

  • excuse a student’s absences because of pregnancy or childbirth for as long as the student’s doctor deems the absences medically necessary;
  • allow the student to continue participating in classes and extracuricular activities even though they are pregnant;
  • assist pregnant and parenting students who have excused absences by providing them with make-up assignments and exams;
  • allow the student to return to the same academic and extracurricular status as before their medical leave began;
  • not refuse to allow students to submit work after a deadline they missed because of pregnancy or childbirth; and
  • allow the student to make up the credits they didn’t have a chance to earn, if their grade is dependent on participation or attendance.

Learn more about your rights under Title IX at http://www.thepregnantscholar.org/.

If you are experiencing discrimination because you are pregnant or parenting, contact the Title IX Coordinator:

Culver Family Welcome Center (625 Pearl Ave., Oshkosh Campus) – Room 212G
(920) 424-0835
 titleix@uwosh.edu
https://www.uwosh.edu/titleix


Absence Accommodations

In accordance with policy GEN 4.B.5 in the Faculty/Staff Handbook, instructors are required to accommodate absences due to: 

  • medical care for pregnancy;
  • illness;
  • childcare issues; or
  • death or serious health problem of a family member.

The instructor is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations or opportunities to make up course obligations that have an impact on the course grade.

If you need support, any staff member in the Dean of Students can meet with and help advocate for you.
https://www.uwosh.edu/deanofstudents/staff/

 

Financial Aid for Childcare

If you have one or more children in childcare, you may qualify to have your cost of attendance increased on your FAFSA in the amount for which is paid in childcare expenses for the applicable semester(s). Email your financial aid counselor and ask for the Childcare Cost Add-On Worksheet. The worksheet requires the childcare provider’s information and signature.

Find your financial aid counselor and their contact information here: https://www.uwosh.edu/financialaid/contact/.

 

YMCA Childcare at UWO

UW Oshkosh Lincoln Hall
608 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh,WI 54901
(920) 424-0260

The Childcare center located on campus is operated by the Oshkosh Community YMCA. The center offers full-time, state licensed childcare services for children 6 weeks to 6 years of age. The center provides developmentally-age appropriate activities, which are committed to nurturing individual differences and encourage the social, intellectual, physical, and mental growth of children.
UWO Students, employees, and community members seeking to enroll are encouraged to learn more, Oshkosh Community YMCA childcare services.

 

UW Oshkosh Fox Cities Children’s Center

1478 Midway Road
Menasha, Wisconsin 54952
920-832-2606

Children are enrolled for a half day, with or without lunch or a full day. A minimum weekly attendance is two days. For more information, visit their website or email the Director, Jessica Agustin, at agustinj@uwosh.edu.


Lactation Spaces

Lactations spaces are available on all three UW Oshkosh campuses.

Fond du Lac Campus: UC-126 (off Tutoring Services hallway)

Fox Cities Campus: Room 1619

Oshkosh Campus: Click here for locations.


Scholarships

The scholarships below are specifically for student parents; applications open in the fall semester.

Many more scholarships are available. For specific recommendations that meet your eligibility, create an account in Academic Works.

For more information on scholarships and Academic Works, contact Financial Aid:

 

Join our Facebook group to connect with other parenting students on campus!

UW Oshkosh Student-Parents

 

Additional resources: