Reasonable Adjustments and Accommodations for Pregnant Students

The United States Department of Education’s (DOE) regulation implementing Title IX specifically prohibits discrimination against a student based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions. The DOE requires that universities provide pregnant students with “reasonable adjustments” that may be necessary due to the pregnancy.

The Title IX Office can help facilitate the reasonable adjustments that a pregnant student might need.

If a student’s pregnancy involves a medical complication that impacts one or more major life functions, the student may be considered “temporarily disabled”, and the student may be referred to the Student & Access Resource Center (SAR Center), formerly the Office of Disability Services, to receive additional accommodation.

Student Access & Resource Center Frequently Asked Questions