“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
— Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972
Title IX Services For Students
Pregnant or Parenting Support
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex – including pregnancy, parenting and all related conditions – in education and in all academic programs. If you are a pregnant or parenting student or employee, you have legal rights under Title IX so that you can meet your academic and career goals.
Title IX Consulting Group is here to help support you and your institution reach a reasonable understanding so that:
- As a student or employee you have the right to specific accommodations. These vary from person to person but can include a different or larger worker space, breaks during class/work day, lactation room accessibility, temporary access to elevators, rescheduling of tests or exams, rescheduling of meetings, closer parking accessibility, excused absences, and unique options for making up missed work.
- As a student or employee you have the right to make up any work missed due to medically necessary absences related to pregnancy.
- As a student your faculty must allow a reasonable amount of time to make up missed assignments and tests.
- As a student or employee you have the right to excused absences related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
- As a student or employee you have the right to participate in school groups, events and activities as you would if you weren’t pregnant.
- As a student or employee you have the right not to disclose your pregnancy status.
Many campuses attempt to support pregnant or parenting students and employees the best way they can, but sometimes there is a lack of infrastructure set-up to do so successfully.
Title IX Consulting Group is here to provide you and your institution Title IX expertise to ensure you are appropriately supported as dictated by Title IX federal regulation.