Sara Kathryn Brothers, Maddie Kay Gerdes, Elizabeth Anne Goetz, Chase Alan Sawyer, Diandra A Walker


This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.



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At the University of Dayton, pregnancy is not a prevalent topic of discussion among undergraduate students. Recent research indicates that single mothers are less likely to receive a college degree when compared to women who are single without children or married. In addition, the number of single mothers who are undergraduate students has more than doubled since 2000. Our group investigated how prevalent pregnancy is on college campuses, and found more about the resources provided by UD. Although there are some on-campus resources, like the Women’s Center and the Hand in Hand Program, there is a lack of awareness about what types of services these organizations provide. We concluded that the University should make resources more accessible for students who are pregnant or already parents.The goal of this poster is to raise awareness about what resources are available and make recommendations for improving accessibility to information on those resources. Our group will also provide a brochure, which will incorporate relevant and updated information, specifically for UD students. Our hope is that students will become more aware of what is available and feel more comfortable reaching out to utilize these services.

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Ann E. Biswas

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Stander Symposium project

The Search for Support: Pregnancy on Campus