Weatherford College strives to develop programs and establish services that support all students regardless of their unique challenges. We realize that being both a student and parenting a child(ren) has helped you develop strengths but also comes with unique challenges.

For this, WC has identified "parenting liaisons" to assist students who are parents of children under 18 years or expecting. The parenting liaison will work with you and the TIX office to meet your needs. This webpage educates you on relevant policies, programs, and resources.

Please note that parenting and pregnancy statuses apply to both partners, regardless of sex or gender identity.

Parenting Liaison at Weatherford College

Dr. Deborah Cregger
Director of Student Resources
Mrs. Dawn Kahlden
Director of Student Pathways

The liaison officer shall provide to the student’s information regarding support services and other resources available to the students at the institution, including:

  • Resources to access:
  • medical and behavioral health coverage and services
  • public benefit programs, including programs.
  • related to food security, affordable housing, and housing subsidies.
  • parenting and childcare resources
  • employment assistance
  • transportation assistance
  • student academic success strategies
  • any other resources developed by the institution to assist the students.

"Parenting student" means a student enrolled at an institution of higher education who is the parent or legal guardian of a child under 18 years of age.

If an institution of higher education provides early registration for courses or programs at the institution for any group of students, the institution shall provide early registration for those courses or programs for parenting students in the same manner.

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An institution of higher education may not require a pregnant or parenting student to withdraw or stop a program solely because of the student’s status as a pregnant or parenting student or due to issues related to the student's pregnancy or parenting.

This includes withdrawing from a class, limiting the students' studies, changing major or degree program, refraining from participating in any course, activity, or program at the institution.

An institution of higher education shall provide reasonable accommodations to a pregnant student.

An institution of higher education shall allow a pregnant or parenting student to:

  • Take a leave of absence.
  • Return to their program if they leave in good standing.

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Students who are nursing or lactating may request to use a lactation space to express milk while on campus.  The location of the lactation space at the Weatherford campus is in the bottom floor of the LART building.  At the Wise County campus, a student should visit Student Services and they will direct the student to the lactation room there.  The rooms are open throughout the work day and can be locked from within. 

The lactation space is to only be used for the purpose of expressing and collecting breast milk. It is not intended for studying, sleeping, or any other purpose unrelated to lactation. We greatly appreciate your cooperation to ensure the space is clean and safe for lactating parents.