ACCESS Community Chats

ACCESS Collaborative Community Chats

The Ohio State University ACCESS Collaborative Program is continuing conversations focused on the support of parenting students and their families.

The goals for the monthly Community Chats are to:

  • Discuss and have meaningful conversation on topics pertinent to the success of parenting students in higher education

  • Give attendees the opportunity to network and stay connected with other higher education and community professionals serving parenting students

  • Build momentum leading up to the National Student Parent Support Symposium!

January 2023 Community Chat

Wednesday, January 25 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

The College of Saint Mary's Mothers Living & Learning program is an innovative residential option for single mothers who would like to pursue a full-time undergraduate college degree while living on campus with their children. College of Saint Mary's MLL Program is one of the largest of its kind that caters to single mothers living on campus in a shared community space! This session will include information surrounding how the program was created, what it looks like today, resources including but not limited to, information about a parent-focused orientation called community days, the class called a successful single parent, building of pantries, and childcare services. Additionally, we will cover how we are continuing to work to grow and improve the program.


Dr. Barb Treadway, Ed.D., MS, College of Saint

Barb Treadway

Larissa Buster, MS, College of Saint Mary

Larissa Buster, MS, College of Saint Mary

Need accommodations?

If you have a disability and require accommodations to fully participate in this activity, please send an email to ACCESS Collaborative at You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

Please note that this webinar will be live captioned.