Parent Resources

COMPASS Drop-in Childcare and Family Resource Center provides the following financial, educational and other resources for parents on campus.

COMPASS Childcare Subsidy Application

Thanks to a U.S. Office of Education CCAMPIS grant, Southern provides eligible student-parents with up to $4,500 annually to offset their childcare expenses while they are engaged in academic activities. To be considered, you must be Pell eligible. If you are currently in need of assistance to cover the cost of childcare off campus (at an accredited organization), please complete the childcare services stipend application. These funds are intended to assist student parents with the following: before or afterschool care, daycare expenses, and/or summer camp. These funds are specifically provided to increase student parents’ persistence, academic success, and graduation.  If you have any questions or need help filling out the application, please contact Heather Jimenez (203)392-8815 or

COMPASS Childcare Subsidy Application

Childcare Stipend Program 

Content: The Southern Connecticut State University Division of Student Affairs recognizes the unique difficulties for many students who are also parents with young children.  To help students who are struggling financially during the semester due to childcare/babysitting expenses for their child(ren) under 12 years old, the SCSU Office of Student Affairs sponsors a Childcare Stipend Program that offers a limited number of subsidies to eligible student parents.

Childcare Stipend Program Application 

Off-Campus Resources

Looking for childcare off-campus? There are several resources available to help you identify options in Connecticut

Breastfeeding-Friendly Campus

Did you know Southern Connecticut State University was the first breastfeeding-friendly campus designated by the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition? We have three permanent, designated lactation spaces, several temporary spaces and several resources, including our Breastfeeding Champions.

Our Breastfeeding Champions are employees and students who are passionate lactation advocates. All Southern employees and students who have an interest in creating a supportive campus environment for breastfeeding university community members are welcome to join. For further information, please visit the link below.

A list of rooms to assist all Southern students, employees, and visitors in need of private rooms to pump or feed their babies.  All rooms listed are available to all students, staff, faculty, and visitors.

For more information and to register

Additional Resources

Southern provides additional resources to support student and employee success. Please visit the links below as needed.