Parenting Student Organizations at UCLA

Bruin Parenting Scholars (BPS)

BPS serves a diverse population of students and is dedicated to providing assistance and support for the academic and personal success of student parents and those with dependents at UCLA. As a supportive community, they are committed to increasing students’ access to and awareness of campus and enrichment opportunities. The group also promotes campus and community engagement, enriching and supporting students’ academic and professional goals.

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Students with Special-Need Children

Students with Special-Needs Children (SwSNC) is a support group at UCLA that empowers students who are parents to children with special needs through advocacy, education, compassion, and empathy. Open to undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students.

Contact: Hannah Nahm,

Non-Traditional Students Network

From the SOLE website: The UCLA Non-Tradition Student Network is an organization and support system that brings together all UCLA students who are returning to higher education after pursuing various walks of life. We assist students with the facilitation of resources and advocate for our growing community, which is fostered by non-traditional students, advocates, and amazing faculty. Our Mission: The Non-Traditional Student Network is to function as both a social, academic, and institutional support system for the diverse and growing demographic of nontraditional students at UCLA. What is a non-traditional student?

  • Anyone returning to school after taking a break from their educational goals.
  • Working professionals finishing a degree or working on a new one.
  • Parents returning to school after starting a family.
  • Students returning from military service.
  • Older students returning to school after taking time off to pursue other life goals.
  • Transfer students
  • Commuter students
  • Married Students
  • Students who work full-time while enrolled and are financially independent.

The "non-traditional student" experience, and identity, fall outside of a traditional high school-to-college path.

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If you live in University Village, be sure to join the UASRA Group on Facebook (University Apartments South Residents Association). It is comprised of residents of University Village, the majority of whom are students with dependents. Please contact the Students with Dependents program, however, if you need assistance connecting with other student parents regardless of whether they live in University Village or elsewhere off-campus.