If a student is experiencing pregnancy and is looking for resources, adjustments to
campus life, accommodations, or support then they should contact the Title IX Coordinator.
Students can also contact faculty or staff members who can direct them to the Title
IX Office. Disclosure is voluntary and faculty and staff do not have to report to
the Title IX Coordinator if the student does not want the pregnancy to be shared;
this is the choice of the student.
When a student reports a pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition to someone (faculty
or staff), the student will be informed of the Title IX Coordinator’s contact information.
The staff or faculty member should ask the student if they would like the Title IX
Office to be notified. The Title IX Office will reach out to the student if notified
to share information and provide resources.
We know that pregnancy can impact attendance and coursework completion. Pregnant students
have the right to pregnancy-related absences and medically appointed treatments should
be excused. Consideration for flexibility with assignment deadlines during pregnancy-related
absences is an expectation. Please tell us if you need assistance managing absences
or coordinating with your faculty regarding late work submissions that may occur due
to pregnancy or postpartum needs. Students can contact the Title IX Coordinator if
they need assistance communicating with faculty about their needs.
If you feel you need added breaks during class, rescheduling of exams, parking help,
a larger desk etc., then we are here to help you work with your faculty. Our team
wants to make sure you can focus on the classroom and will do what we can to make
that environment more comfortable for you. Please contact the Title IX Coordinator
to initiate these discussions.
On-campus work responsibility
Let us know if you may need a modification to your on-campus job role (such as sitting
v. standing or exposure to chemicals), and we will work with your campus supervisor
to review options. Contact Human Resources for support with any workplace modifications.
Right to privacy
The University is committed to keeping student privacy. Information about pregnancy
and related conditions will be shared on a need-to-know basis or if there is a legitimate
need to know. Information about pregnant students’ requests for accommodation will
be shared with faculty and staff only to the extent necessary to provide reasonable
adjustments or modifications.
Reporting a concern
To report concerns about discrimination or harassment based on pregnancy or related
conditions, contact the Title IX Coordinator. To reach the University's Title IX Coordinator,
email [email protected].