Mothers of the Mecca is a student-led organization and research initiative at Howard University, housed at the Center for Women Gender and Global Leadership. We work to understand and enhance the experiences of student parents at Howard University. While on-campus childcare is necessary to support student parents, affordability and availability are often challenges across all campuses. PWI campuses are responding to the diverse needs of student parents via a host of parental supports. There are currently existing student-parent programs at HBCUs that also serve as a model; however, they (programs, resources, networks) are significantly fewer in comparison to PWIs. These programs all contribute to the overall success of student parents on campus, including attrition and retention.