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Students with Dependents


The SwD Program, through the 2Gen approach, aims to successfully transition students with dependents to UCLA by promoting holistic care via programs and advocacy to support your academic, personal, and professional goals in addition to you and your family’s health & wellbeing

*2Gen approach recognizes the whole family unit and is intentional in creating policy and programs at our institution.

Student with Dependent Model: Meeting Basic Needs (wellbeing), sense of belonging, 2Gen approach, academic success and retention


Growth & accomplishment through challenges & support.


  • Bring awareness of on campus/off campus resources
  • Build community
  • Plant the seeds of self-advocacy
  • Cultivate an environment of wellbeing
  • Build on & off campus partnerships
  • Engage in current policy advocacy for parenting students
  • Provide support to meet the unique needs of students with dependents