Pregnant and Parenting Students

What the Title IX Law Says

Title IX prohibits discrimination against a student based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions. Title IX also prohibits a school, college, or university from applying any rule related to a student's parental, family, or marital status that treats students differently based on their gender.

What the Title IX Law Means for You

If you're pregnant, you should notify your instructor as soon as possible so they're aware of absences due to pregnancy or related conditions. Your instructor should then develop a reasonable plan for completing missed coursework or assignments; this can include assignment substitutions, modified due dates or additional assignments.

Any absences related to pregnancy or parenting must be considered medically necessary and can only be excused with the Pregnancy and Parenting Student Excused Absence Form.

Additional Resources

Updated January 20, 2023