Pregnant and a Student
In 1972,Title IX was passed to help reduce sex discrimination; thankfully,a margin of this legislation also helps decrease discrimination against pregnant women.Title IX ensures that any school or university that receives federal funding cannot discriminate against students who are pregnant and/or parenting. This means that all schools must give pregnant and parenting students the same access to school programs and educational opportunities that are available to other students and that professors and administrators cannot influence pregnant or parenting students to alter there educational plans due to there added responsibilities.
Pregnant in College 101
-Universities that receive federal funding must give pregnant and parenting students the same access to school programs and educational opportunities that other students have.
-If a student misses class due to pregnancy, childbirth, or other related conditions, the school must allow the student to make up the missed work and provide the appropriate information to complete assignments.
-If a doctor has deemed a student’s pregnancy-related absence as medically necessary (such as in the cases of bed rest, childbirth, or recovery), that student cannot be punished for missing class or another school activity regardless of the school’s or professor’s classroom absence policies.
-Pregnant students must be provided with any special services that are also provided to students with temporary disabilities.
-If a student becomes pregnant and chooses to stay in school, the school cannot use the student’s pregnancy as a reason to terminate or reduce that student’s athletic, merit, or need-based scholarships.
-A pregnant student cannot be kicked out of campus housing while she is pregnant. She is allowed to remain in her current housing situation for the duration of her pregnancy. Although after she gives birth, she may be asked to move to family-friendly housing.
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