Act 943, passed by the Arkansas Legislature in 2015 directs college and universities to develop and implement action plans to help students prevent unplanned pregnancy or delay plans for additional pregnancies.
Arkansas is #2 in pregnancy rates for 15-19 year olds and unplanned births result in 1 in 10 college dropouts*. The topic of preventing unplanned pregnancy is relevant for both college men and women, for those who are already parents, as well as those who are not parents.
*Data obtained from Power to Decide and The Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy
Arkansas Tech University Health and Wellness Center
Services provided include:
Appointments can be made by calling 479-968-0329, visiting the Doc Bryan Student Services Center, Suite 119, or online at http://atu.medicatconnect.com/.
Arkansas Tech University Disability Services
Arkansas Department of Health
Arkansas Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancies
This non-profit organization provides information and resources that are available to students including contact information for local health centers. Additional information can be found in this unplanned pregancy prevention video.
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Arkansas Pregnancy Crisis Centers
Single Parent Scholarship Fund
The Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund provides support to single parents who are pursuing their education.
Arkansas Tech University has received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program.
As a result of the grant, a cohort of 50 Pell Grant-eligible ATU students who have children and reside in a five-county region (Pope, Yell, Franklin, Logan and Johnson) will be selected each of the next four years to receive funding for child care at one of childcare facilities that have agreed to partner with Arkansas Tech on the initiative. More information can be found here, including a program application.